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Inclinometers?(10 posts)

Inclinometers?MKD
Aug 26, 2003 4:51 PM
I already have a computer with HRM and a watch with altimeter. Does anyone know if there is just a computerized inclinometer that I can mount on my bike?. I have a non-computerized one I use for backcountry skiing and climbing, but not practical for riding since I would have to get off my bike to read it. ???
Suunto?Atombomber
Aug 26, 2003 7:17 PM
www.suunto.com

The Snowsports models might be more suited than the diving.

Just strap the watch to the bars.
OopsAtombomber
Aug 26, 2003 7:22 PM
Cross Sports is the line to look at.
Thx, I have a Suunto with altimeter already.MKD
Aug 26, 2003 8:11 PM
I was hoping there would be just a inclinometer out there but I think that I may have to buy a new watch or a bike computer to get one. I was hoping to not have to fork out the money for a multi-function system. Thx
Sky MountiM_Currie
Aug 26, 2003 8:30 PM
There is a bubble-style inclinometer that goes on the handlebar. It's called Sky Mounti, made in Germany, and you can get it at Velimpex, and possibly other places as well.

I have one, and it is more fun than scientific unless you stop, because any change of speed will influence the reading, so when pedaling up a hill, it tends to oscillate, and when going down, any braking will put it off. You also have to be very careful to set it up on a truly level surface. But it is fairly informative once you get the hang of it. With steady pedaling, you can get a pretty good average reading as the bubble rocks back and forth.
Thx nm.MKD
Aug 26, 2003 9:34 PM
Sky MountiMikeDee
Aug 27, 2003 6:54 AM
"I have one, and it is more fun than scientific unless you stop, because any change of speed will influence the reading, so when pedaling up a hill, it tends to oscillate"

Doesn't oscillate on me, unless I stand.
Specialized speedzone prowilsonc
Aug 27, 2003 7:46 AM
my Specialized Speedzone pro computer has one built in. It is pretty accurate, and doenst oscillate like the air bubble in fluid version.

wilson
Specialized speedzone promapei boy
Aug 27, 2003 10:07 AM
Our fearless leader Doug thinks the Speedzone Pro stinks, but just like you, I like the device just fine. It may not be 100% trustworthy. I've discovered, for example, that it'll give a slightly steeper reading when you're going up your favorite hill than when you're going down it. But all in all, a worthy chunk of plastic.
re: Inclinometers?Hammy71
Aug 27, 2003 5:09 PM
It isn't digital but it works great....

http://www.velimpex.com/about_inclinometer.php?pg=inclinometer&secpg=about_inclinometer&PHPSESSID=80cba50c1f5e91db905772734269ec80