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computer with cadence options?(13 posts)

computer with cadence options?longhorn
May 18, 2003 8:36 PM
Does anyone know if there are many options for a cyclometer with cadence besides the flight deck? If so, does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance
re: computer with cadence options?Gleep
May 18, 2003 9:02 PM
I've got the Polar 720i and the cadence sensor option and have been very happy with it so far. I believe the 520 model allows for the addition of the cadence sensor as well. I wasn't sure if spending the extra $$ on the top-end Polar was necessary, but after using it for the last 3 weeks, I have no regrets. Being able to download each ride into my home computer and analyze HR, elevation, cadence, as well as all the usual cycling computer data, through the Polar software has really been beneficial. The cycling/computer geek in me is in heaven. If you don't measure it, how can you improve it?

It's not cheap, ~$400 for everything; 720i kit $320, cadence sensor $40, and USB IR receiver for computer $40, but as I said, no regrets here.

Highly recommended.
re: computer with cadence options?DERICK
May 18, 2003 10:25 PM
I have this one from Performance. It's easy to use and waterproof. I have the same model but without cadence on my mountainbike. The price is good and Performance will refund or replace anything they sell for as long as you have it.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.cfm?SKU=4024
re: computer with cadence options?Spoiler
May 18, 2003 11:17 PM
Specialized has one http://www.specialized.com/SBCEqProduct.jsp?section=12970&browselevel=top&JServSessionIdroot=lfez5281xj.j27001
I've been using this one for quite a while. It has worked perfectly, no errors or problems. The only down side is that the display uses small numbers and the clock uses hands on a dial type of display instead of numbers. The hour hand moves directly from one hour to the next. For instance, if the time is 2:50, the little hand will be directly on the 2, not between the 2 and the 3. The minute hand works the same way, so you can't tell the exact time by glancing, you can only get a rough estimate within 5 or 10 minutes.
One nice thing is how it doesn't take up much room on the handlebar, only the clamp is on the handlebar, while the wide dial sits forward. Also, the clear face covering the display is recessed, protected by the outer ring of plastic. I like this because when you're working on your bike, if you happen to turn your bike upside down and let it rest on the seat and handlebar, the computer face doesn't get all scratched up.

Colorado Cyclists sells one by Avocet and Cateye
http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/search/keywordresults.cfm
re: computer with cadence options?tremblay
May 19, 2003 12:07 AM
The Vetta RT77 has a cadence feature. I've been using it for 4 months and it has been flawless.
re: computer with cadence options?al0
May 19, 2003 1:56 AM
Sigma Sport (http://www.sigma-sport.de/index_usa.html)

Models BC 1600, BC 1400.

Cadence is optional (the same for all 3 models). They are not expensive, I have bought BC 1400 month ago for 29 euro (21 euro computer and 8euro something cadence kit).

For few additional bucks you may buy wireless kit for it(somthing about 12 USD).

I use it not for a long yet but I have heard that they are quite reliable and durable.
cateye astrale==$50.00 or so @ lbs NMstik__boy
May 19, 2003 3:56 AM
redesigned this year...last year's model on saleJS Haiku Shop
May 19, 2003 6:35 AM
at nashbar, performance, and for $25 or less on ebay.

FYI
Vetta V100 Wireless Cadence: $99.99coonass
May 19, 2003 4:22 AM
from: http://www.beyondbikes.com/shopping.asp?type=38
I don't like all those wires & tie-wraps on the bike for snagging, trapping debris general appearance...the first battery for the Cad. transducer only lasted about 600 miles...I hope this second one last longer, if not; 2/$5.95 @ Radio Shack....nice display; Cadence and Speed are displayed simultaneously..
I have the V100HR w/wireless speed & cadence. (nm)jtferraro
May 19, 2003 8:12 AM
I use a Vetta V100HR...joekm
May 19, 2003 4:45 AM
It's wired, but has a basic heart rate monitor. I think the computer was about $70 and the cadence kit was about $15
re: computer with cadence options?PMC
May 19, 2003 5:17 AM
The new Cateye Astrale 8 can be had new on Ebay for 28 dollars. I've been using one for the last couple of months and really like it. My only nit-pick is the fact that I cannot figure out how to switch from KPH to MPH (I did read the instructions but guess I just don't get it).

The older standard Astrale is pretty good also. It has a rear wheel pickup for the speedometer (Astrale 8 does not) which is nice if you want to use it on a trainer.
Check out Echowell F2twospoke
May 19, 2003 6:28 AM
Check out the Echowell F2 I have been using it for the last year, it has lots of cool functions, even gives you max and average cadence for the ride. and seems to be very reliable, and not affected by bad weather.
http://www.outdoorsportz.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=outsport&Product_Code=BGCPOOOO1004&Category_Code=1001BGR-CP