|Cateye Astrale cycle computer||Sid 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.
|re: Cateye Astrale cycle computer||High 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.|
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 available||Tig|
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 rpm||charlieboy|
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.