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Old 02-19-11, 02:16 PM
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Kurt Kinetic Wireless Computer

Are any Kurt Kinetic Wireless Computer owners using their KK as their sole computer (on the road as well)?

I've read that they are specifically rated to work on the trainer, but KK's site states that they can be used on the road as well. My original plan was just to snap it on the bike when I had it on the trainer.
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I got the wired one and sent it back.

Get the wireless. I never tried it on the road.

The MPH will work, but it won't give you watts.
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Originally Posted by late View Post
I got the wired one and sent it back.

Get the wireless. I never tried it on the road.

The MPH will work, but it won't give you watts.
If it could give me the basic functions as accurately as my Cateye does, I'd be satisfied with that.
That way, I could leave it "on" the bike all the time.
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Waste of $ - just get a good unit (I use a Garmin 500) that shows speed. On the KK, they have a good translation of speed to watts chart somewhere.
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Originally Posted by 8Lives View Post
Waste of $ - just get a good unit (I use a Garmin 500) that shows speed. On the KK, they have a good translation of speed to watts chart somewhere.
I got mine spankin' brand new for $58./shipped.

I do want a Garmin 500.
The KK I got for use on the trainer.

Now, if the Garmin 500 could have it's sensor mounted on the rear wheel and I could have two sensors (1 for
a trainer wheel and one for my regular rear wheel), then I'd gladly part ways with both my current computers.

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Now, if the Garmin 500 could have it's sensor mounted on the rear wheel and I could have two sensors (1 for
a trainer wheel and one for my regular rear wheel), then I'd gladly part ways with both my current computers.
The GSC-10 (cadence/speed sensor) mounts on the rear wheel. You just need two wheel magnets.
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Here's the chart. I asked a woman from KK on the website and she sent it to me. I have the Edge 500, and it's a great computer, works on the trainer just fine.
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Originally Posted by chado445510 View Post
Here's the chart. I asked a woman from KK on the website and she sent it to me. I have the Edge 500, and it's a great computer, works on the trainer just fine.
Thanks for that.




Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
The GSC-10 (cadence/speed sensor) mounts on the rear wheel. You just need two wheel magnets.
Good to know!
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Thanks for that.
Here is the chart for the Cyclone, in case you or others need it.
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Originally Posted by chado445510 View Post
Here is the chart for the Cyclone, in case you or others need it.
Again, thanks; I have a Rock & Roll Trainer.
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KK also has the formula on their website. I made a quick Excel spreadsheet and have it on my wall, so a quick glance based on my speed shows my approx wattage.

Just to be clear, the Garmin sensor is on your BIKE. All you need is a magnet on your wheels. The cheap cheap magnets work just fine. I have a 99cent ebay special on my trainer wheel and it works perfect with the garmin.
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