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  1. #1
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    Looking for a recommendation on a cycle computer

    Iím using a computer to track my indoor stationary training, but right now it looks pretty bad, I cut and extended the wire to reach the rear wheel. I recently ordered a wireless computer to replace it but I have a few issues, one being the reach from the frame to the wheel sensor, and then the sending unit signal not having the ability to reach the computer when mounted on the handle bar..

    Any recommendations for one that will work on the back wheel of a 29r that wonít cost a fortune?

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  2. #2
    since 4/10/2009
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    you're going to have to spend for something that has sufficient transmit distance.

    Anything with ANT+ or Bluetooth ought to be plenty good enough to run on the back wheel.

    That puts you at using a smartphone, or buying a GPS-based computer for sure. I don't know if any non-gps units will work with those wireless protocols, but if such a thing existed, I don't think you're likely to spend much less than $200 on one. I base that on the old non-gps Polar computers that were wireless models with sensors with enough transmit power to work on the rear wheel. Those went for about $200 BITD.

    I do know that there are really basic WIRED computers with a sensor wire long enough to work on the rear wheel. Computers of that level have always been a disposable product for me, even those from a good name brand.

  3. #3
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    That kinda confirms what Iím finding.. for $200 Iíll just hide the wire better..

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