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Recommend a wireless bike computer WITH wireless cadence?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Daniel B, 8 Nov 2007.

  1. Daniel B

    Daniel B New Member


    I have a basic wireless cycle computer which works fine, but fancy one with a cadence setting as well.

    I nearly went for this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=17273

    And then decided that a wired cadence sensor was not what I was after.
    Even the top end systems seems to have wired cadence - any reason for this?

    Seemingly the best value I can find is this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7292
    With this: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=7296
    So £50 all in, which isn't too bad I guess.

    Anyone have experience of VDO products, can't say I have ever heard of them.

    I just wondered if I am missing anything obvious, or any other makes that have both wireless cadence and speed?

    Incidentally, my existing computer won't be wasted, I intend to fit it to my mountain bike.


  2. BigAndyH

    BigAndyH Über Member

    I have a Mavic Wintech computer with wireless speed and cadence. The wheel sensor is in the quick release lever which makes for a neat installation, and the computer is designed for stem mounting to keep your bars free. The cadence sensor sticks out from the seat tube and looks quite vulnerable, but I have had no problems in about three years use. I would recommend it (if it is still a current model).At the time I was looking Cateye also introduced a double wireless system - I think they had models with either cadence or heart rate; might be worth a look.
  3. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    South Norfolk
    Have a look at the Sigma BC1606L DTS too - you can buy it with or without a wireless cadence sensor. Ribble have both versions on offer at the moment, and the DTS/CAD is £35.
  4. HarryB

    HarryB New Member

    Have done with it and get a Garmin Edge 305. It's brilliant . . . if expensive.
  5. OP
    Daniel B

    Daniel B New Member

    The Sigma is looking favourite at the mo, especially at £35!

    Andy - the Mavic looks ace, but is a bit more pricey, but not too bad at £51 with the wireless cadence option:

    I like the idea of it fitting on the stem - do you think it will fit on a 100mm one, and I love the skewer idea, very nice and neat.
    Oh yeh, and it's black and yellow.......

    I don't quite get what you mean re the cadence sensor sticking out from the seat tube, presumably you have a magnet and transmitter down by the bottom bracket/crank arm, so why would you need one on the seat tube - don't suppose you have a pic?

    One more dumbass question for you, can you change the speed to mph from kmh?

    Many thanks

  6. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    I haven't used the wireless VDO, but the wired VDO I have it great, a really good quality computer...
  7. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Fly Fifer
    just a word of warning with wireless computers it would seem some LED lights interfere with the signal, mine does !!!!
  8. OP
    Daniel B

    Daniel B New Member

    What LED light do you have Mr G?