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Shimano Flight Deck ??(4 posts)

Shimano Flight Deck ??coonass
Jul 26, 2002 7:00 PM
Going to change from Mity 3 to SFD.....any pros or cons if I want to go wireless....I do want the gears' indicator and cadence features.... while I'm at it; if the SFD functions better than I expect, any opinions regarding Campy's Ergobrain 10 on my Record setup??
Thanks.
re: Shimano Flight Deck ??jtolleson
Jul 26, 2002 8:29 PM
Shimano Flite Deck is a fine computer if not overpriced by about $50. The "virtual cadence" feature is not particularly helpful (IMO) to one looking for specific cadence guidance so unless you are big on the integration with your shifters (assuming you have 105, Ultegra, or Dura Ace shifters) then I'm lukewarm on the FD.

Just one opinion; YMMV.
Pricey, but worth it...spyderman
Jul 26, 2002 10:06 PM
I have the 6500, besides my steed it was one of the best purchases thus far. It's gone through the wash and survived just fine. I lost it for a while and didn't enjoy riding as much without.

For me, virtual cadence works just fine. Some future features I'd like to see are a backlight and interval timers.

If you can figure out the wiring harness you can save a few $$ on the net.

I'd pay more for alt and hrm...
I love minespookyload
Jul 26, 2002 9:43 PM
The unit works very nicely once set up. Setup is sort of a pain in the butt though. I liked how the handlebar mount centered the computer in front of the stem giving more room on the bars for hands by the stem. The other big thing for me is the huge number display and the ability to decide what data is big and what is small. The gear indicators work very well giving a constant diagram, and when shifting actually shows you the numerical gear for a few seconds. I use the wireless and it works great. A little pricey, but worth it in my opinion. Make sure you get the 6501 so you can use it with up to four bikes/cassettes.