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Cadence computer recommendations please...(13 posts)

Cadence computer recommendations please...lyleseven
Jan 15, 2004 5:21 PM
Any great cadence computers out there that are reliable. I am only familiar with the Cateye Astrale 8. Appreciate feedback.
re: Cadence computer recommendations please...dicklynn0585
Jan 15, 2004 7:01 PM
I have 3 Specialize Elites and they work great. A very big plus is the support. I had a sending unit go out and they sent me a replacement, no charge, before I sent the bad one back.
Jan 15, 2004 8:46 PM
I haven't heard any reports on the Mavic Wintech as of yet, but would be very interested in it if I was in the market for a computer.
re: Cadence computer recommendations please...Chen2
Jan 16, 2004 7:04 AM
The earlier model Astrale is also very dependable and the wheel sensor works off or the rear wheel. They can still be found and at great prices.
re: Cadence computer recommendations please...MR_GRUMPY
Jan 16, 2004 7:14 AM
The Performance model 8.0C is very good, and it's also cheap. I think that they are made by VDO. Mine has lasted 4 years. It just moves from bike to bike.
Mine has worked fine for the last 4 years as well. nmBrianU
Jan 16, 2004 9:52 PM
I use an Echowell F2 on my Bikes for the road and thecdhbrad
Jan 16, 2004 7:56 AM
Performance 8.0 mentioned in another post on my "Trainer" bike for the "rear wheel" read of speed.
The Echowells are flawless, even when rained on, and cost less than $40 at my LBS. The only problem I had with the Performance unit is that the wiring harness is not fully water tight where the leads from cadence and wheel sensor come together and moisture has caused the cadence to go screwy until it dries out. Found this out from sweat dripping onto it when I am really hot. Solved it with a stip of duct tape over that part of the wiring harness.
running vetta v100 hr...shawndoggy
Jan 16, 2004 4:22 PM
with the optional cadence kit. With current sales, you can get the whole kit for $65 from performance (50 for computer, 15 for cadence kit), but then you are getting a HRM too.

There's one screen where you can see current speed, current cadence, and current HR.
running vetta v100 hr...lyleseven
Jan 16, 2004 4:48 PM
Thanks. Do you need a transmitter on chest for heart rate to work, or how does it read heart rate?
re: Cadence computer recommendations please...cincy1
Jan 17, 2004 11:20 AM
I've had the new Mavic Wintech wireless cadence sensor installed about a month. The wireless pickup installs on your down tube or seat tube with tie wraps. The companion speed pickup is built into the skewer on the front wheel. Great product that works fine and is very clean due to wirelss architecture. Hightly recommended.
Specialized ProGeoCyclist
Jan 17, 2004 1:49 PM
This is a great computer, but I don't think this model is made any more. The new line of Specialized computers look very good. I'm thinking of upgrading the computer on my tandem to a new Specialized. The incline function is really nice; I'm always check the percent grade when I'm on the big hills. A word of warning, I haven't had very good luck with Avocet computer. I've owned two different models of Avocet, and didn't realize how bad they were until I used my Specialized computer. The buttons really suck on the Avocet computers.

Best of luck!
re: Cadence computer recommendations please...al0
Jan 18, 2004 1:57 PM
You may consider Sigma BC-1400 (out of production now but may be available) or BC-1600.
re: Cadence computer recommendations please...maximum15
Jan 19, 2004 9:48 AM
I had no good experiences with the Sigma 1400. In fact, I replaced mine with a Cateye Astrale 8 and am very happy with the switch. My other bike uses a Shimano flight deck which I also like. IMO, stay away from Sigma.