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Cateye Astrale cycle computer(6 posts)

Cateye Astrale cycle computerSid the sloth
Nov 6, 2003 5:10 PM
Hey, I just purchased a Cateye Astrale computer, and I noticed it has a cadence sensor on it, plus a speed sensor. What does a cadence sensor do, and how can I benefit from putting this on my road bike? It seem like something else to break, and just more wires to worry about- but perhaps someone can enlighten me on this little gizmo.
Thanks,
Dusty
re: Cateye Astrale cycle computerHigh Gear
Nov 6, 2003 6:04 PM
It's a good tool to have when working on your spin. I have the cadence set up on one of my bikes and use it often. When spinning on the flats I try to keep in the 100-110 rpm range. It helps mashers learn to conserve their legs for later in the ride or race.
CadencePaulCL
Nov 6, 2003 7:10 PM
I use it all the time. I use the speed/cadence screen as my primary screen. As the TV ad says.."try it, you'll like it"
FYI: the new Astrale 8 has a front wheel speed sensor, but there ia also a rear wheel sensor version availableTig
Nov 6, 2003 9:32 PM
This is important for those who use trainers and need to have speed/distance, etc. Most new Astrale's are front speed sensor only. Ask for the rare yet available rear wheel sensor version of the 8.
cadence = pedal rpmcharlieboy
Nov 7, 2003 1:36 AM
Cadence, don't leave home without it.Chen2
Nov 7, 2003 7:19 AM
Studies have shown that we're more efficient in the 85 - 110 rpm range. When I get really tired on a long ride, and especially into a head wind, I check to make sure I'm staying above 85 rpm. Sometimes I get so tired my brain isn't fully functional and the cadence meter helps get me home. If all you use it for is to fight headwind it's still well worth its weight in gold.
~Al