|Anyone use an inclinometer?||manicoti|
Nov 4, 2003 9:15 AM
|There is an inclinometer on velimpex.com that I saw in a recent issue of velonews and I was wondering if anyone has used one or seen anyone use one. I was thinking about getting one (cause I like gadgets) but I wanted opinions.
I couldn't find it anywhere in the reviews. I think it may be a useful training tool by allowing me to know at what pitch I can or can't effectively ride and how long I can suffer on any given hill. It only costs about $25. I could probably make one myself, but that is no fun. Thanks.
Nov 4, 2003 9:19 AM
|I have a Specialized computer with incline function. It measures change in grade over time and calcs grade. Works 'ok', but not well.
There was a thread or two on this and the one you describe in the General Forum a few months ago. Do a search there for "inclinometer".
|re: Anyone use an inclinometer?||timwat|
Nov 4, 2003 11:58 AM
|Just read a review in one of the Mountain bike mags. From what I remember it works well on a road bike if you're seated, but is useless when climbing out of the saddle. They also said it didn't work well for mtb because of all the suspension movement, etc.|
|Review was for $25 bubble type nm..||timwat|
Nov 4, 2003 12:00 PM
|re: Anyone use an inclinometer?||Hammy71|
Nov 4, 2003 3:54 PM
|I had the bubble type and it worked OK with my road bike....(it's kinda big and really yellow). Worked great except when I went to "tweek" the mounting screws one day and it snapped in half...the plastic is kinda cheap...but hey...I should've been more carefull...........|
|I asked here a couple months ago||PeterRider|
Nov 4, 2003 4:17 PM
|The general consensus was that in order to get a good reading, you have to stop (which is convenient if you're on a 20% grade, you can rest a bit). So I didn't get it. On the other hand, I have the Vetta V100A computer with altimeter, it does a calculation of the grade based on altimeter measurements. It gives good average information on the grade, i.e. if the grade is constant, after a few measurements you can average a good value. But if the grade changes fast and you want to have exact measurements everywhere, altimeter-based stuff is not precise enough.