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Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:19 pm
by chazzawoods
Hello all,
I am on the lookout for a computer which i can use on my rear wheel, i would like to have a really accurate reading since the rides i usually do are hilly and twisty, so will involve my front wheel flailing around a bit. Any recommendations? Cadence or not, butit must be wireless, only trouble is the normal range is 80cm tops, and i need about 95 comfortably.
Thanks

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:39 pm
by bm0p700f
Velomann 16 fucntion with cadance. Mount on the rear stays and the one sensor picks up the pedal and spoke magnet. I use one.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:42 pm
by rijndael
A Bontrager Node 2 has a range of 1.5M/5'. It works fine when paired with a Garmin GSC-10.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:35 am
by roca rule
cat eye has a computer that gets set on the chainstay and has an inner and outer sensors. i believe is called the v3. my friend has it and it seems reliable, compact and a clean installation.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:56 am
by WeightySteve
My old Polar CS600X with the WIND transmitters used to work fine with the speed sensor mounted right at the hub of the rear wheel. About as far away from the computer as you can get.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:11 am
by thisisatest
cateye strada digital wireless can have the speed sensor mounted at the fork or chainstay. its small, clean, intuitive, robust, etc.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:56 pm
by borja
Garmin Edge 500 or 800 has the speed/cad sensor on the back wheel

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:15 pm
by 5 8 5
thisisatest wrote:cateye strada digital wireless can have the speed sensor mounted at the fork or chainstay. its small, clean, intuitive, robust, etc.

I couldn't get my Strada Wireless to work consistently when the sensor was mounted on the chainstay. That was after checking the batteries in the head unit and sensor were okay.
The manual says the max transmission range is 70cm. I was running it close to 90cm so it may work on smaller frames.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:37 pm
by thisisatest
the strada digital wireless is a completely different beast from the standard strada wireless. the manual actually states it can be used for front or rear wheel. its compatible with their 2.4g speed/cadence sensor when purchased separately, and you can activate a field on the screen for cadence. it also does heart rate and comes with a heart strap, 2.4g digital of course. quite a value IMO at a little over a hundred bucks.
oh, and powerful LED lights dont affect its readings.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 am
by kman
Cateye Micro Wireless definitely would not do it. I tried to set one up on my motorbike - no good.

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:30 pm
by bikedoc
i think you'll find the front and the back wheels do the same distance, well it may be very very slightly different due to the different lines they take. Any way dont you what to know how far you have been not the wheels so really you need one on the front and one on the back then you could average the readings (-;

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:49 pm
by chazzawoods
bikedoc wrote:i think you'll find the front and the back wheels do the same distance, well it may be very very slightly different due to the different lines they take. Any way dont you what to know how far you have been not the wheels so really you need one on the front and one on the back then you could average the readings (-;


Maybe not, remember the cinelli laser?

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Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:45 pm
by bikedoc
wheel size affects rotating speed of the wheel not distance traveled so my comment is correct (-;

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:31 pm
by chazzawoods
you may have won the battle!...

Re: Long-range wireless computers

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:49 am
by thisisatest
bikedoc wrote:i think you'll find the front and the back wheels do the same distance, well it may be very very slightly different due to the different lines they take. Any way dont you what to know how far you have been not the wheels so really you need one on the front and one on the back then you could average the readings (-;

what if the bike had a reeeaaaaallly long wheelbase? and i get the idea of averaging the two wheels out, but i would find the distance from my... waist ... to the front wheel axle, and from my waist to the rear wheel axle, and use that to weight the importance of each wheel's distance. i mean, if youre gonna go through all the trouble, might as well go all the way.