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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:23 pm 
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Did a search and couldn't find much talk of them on the forum, does anyone have experience with the new magnet free sensors?

DC Rainmaker seems to like them but perhaps they are not as accurate as the trustee GSC10?!

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/05/garm ... nsors.html


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:48 pm 
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Dunno about accuracy but I think the sensor wrapped round the rear hub is very ugly.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:59 pm 
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May be ugly, but not any less than a GSC-10. I have had mine a few months and they work. Are they as accurate as the standard, I couldn't say since I only use the speed sensor. Cadence comes from my Power2Max. Speed sensor is only used when there's no GPS signal. On a black hub you won't even remember it's there. While your moving no one will ever see it. It is much less obvious than the GSC-10.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:39 pm 
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Ditto ... I use the new style Garmin speed on the rear hub, with cadence from P2M.

I note that the hub mount does not require any adjustment when swapping wheels from low to high profile; as was required in adjusting the arm for the GSC10. It swaps easily and works fine.

I've happily abandoned Garmin bike PC's and forced use internet/www.Garmin to control what should remain as my own PC data .... but they do nice sensors and hats off to them for these.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:38 am 
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I have the cadence sensor, and attach it to my shoe. It looks like it works, but I don't have anyway to test/prove it.. I kinda trust DC rainmaker when it come to verification and reviews...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:22 am 
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@uraqt, clever use of the cadence sensor, but may I ask how and why you thought of it?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:49 am 
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Speed sensor works flawlessly, but not so much for the cadence. Very slow to start working, it doesn't get detected that easily most of the time ..


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Speed sensor on the front for me... cadence on arm... no issues with both.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:05 am 
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Thanks a lot guys, some food for thought here. I'm building up a new bike and will need another set one way or the other. Must say I'm leaning towards the old school classic device. It's half the price here in the UK too.

DC Rainmaker is a legend, his reviews are next level.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:28 am 
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WheresWaldo wrote:
@uraqt, clever use of the cadence sensor, but may I ask how and why you thought of it?

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My Wahoo RPM magnet-less cadence sensor comes with a shoe attachment for that exact reason. No change in settings are required telling me that it should work fine for the garmin as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:35 am 
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I bought these sensors for my commuter bike and also use them when I rent a bike while out of town. They seem to work as advertised and I don't notice any difference in accuracy from the integrated sensors on my high end road bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:17 am 
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You could just install Garmin Vector PM and forget about the other sensors


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:00 am 
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Yeah... I guess you could spend $1k + for the Vector PM, rather than the $50 odd for the Garmin sensors...!
I guess we can all order Colnago's / Bianchi's / Pinarello's (insert fav high end bike here) while we are at it.

Enquiring about sensors for cadence & speed and Powermeters are 2 completely seperate things, I would think!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:10 pm 
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Been running the new ones for a couple months now. Works without issue for me. I think less ugly than old version but that's only difference I notice


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:11 am 
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I have used mine for a couple of months, love them both. Speed is flawless, cadence is flawless except for waking up after 1 or 2 rotations. I love not having to faff about with zip ties and magnets and that little sensor arm. In my opinion the whole package looks 100x better than the GSC10.


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