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this is a weird (or possibly stupid) question i know, but do 'real' MTBers fit computers to their bikes?
CRC has some cheap wireless ones for sale right now and i've already bought a couple for my roadie and the SWMBO's bike, but i thought - why not the MTB?
my concern is that i've ripped just about everything else not bolted down to my MTB off on branches, bushes etc. maybe if i mounted the wheel sensor on the rear wheel?
What's a 'real' MTBer?
I'm probably not consider a 'real' MTBer (whatever that is) but I don't bother with them currently.
Rather than buy multiple computers you might be better off with a single Garmin and multiple mounts/sensor kits.
While not as cheap as the one in your link they GPS based logging capability my be more useful for MTBing. Who really looks at the speedo while negotiating a tree lined track?
The Garmins will survive well on a MTB. I've seen loads of off roaders using them.
Pretty much everyone among my group of riding buddies who does events has a Garmin. The only thing which varies is which model they choose (305, 705, 500, 800 etc...). I have a 705.
It would be nice if Christopher could implement the plug-in so that links to Garmin Connect would render as clickable pictures like they do on nobmob.com.
Like this: http://nobmob.com/node/32968
The rest of my mates who don't have Garmins do tend to use speedos. Knowing how far you've come along a trail can be handy if navigation has become an issue.
"People have a right to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." -- James W Loewen
my garmin tracks each bike's usage separately. Just have to switch profiles on the device.
2010 BMC SLC01
+1, Cateye Micro Wireless - Pretty close to indestructible in my experience, including an OTB that mushed an Ay-up lamp unit and smashed its handlebar mount into lotsa bits.
The same crash after which I decided that a GPS unit, despite probably not being worth it anyway, was just an expensive accident waiting to happen.
Not sure if mine does that. I think I can put one bike in it. It's a 305
I have a cheap wireless echo. Its been on the bike long enough to need new batteries. Like all cheap computers with only 2 buttons, its absurdly difficult to use.
Cheap speedos on MTB are not worth the effort unless all you want is a speedo, average speed and odometer. Both of my MTBs have basic speedos with one a cheapy (no name from T7) and the other one merely cheap (Shimano Pro 5 function). The cheap one ($45 from LBS) has a much better mount, is smaller and easier to use than the cheapy ($15) when on the MTBs. Another cheapy is on the road bike and there it is fine.
But then the MTB cheapy has been in place for over a year with no dramas or mishaps....so who is to say.
As for having a Garmin et al...... there is such a thing as too much useless information in my book
Ours is not to reason why...merely to point and giggle
Another vote for this. I swap my Garmin from the roadie to the MTB all the time - it's survived some horrific offs.
Yep run a computer on my MTB - Garmin it has survived better than me .
Roadie: BeOne Black, SRAM Force, TWE 50mm full carbon clinchers, Vértebrae ceramic cable housings
MTB: Chin29er, Fox Terralogic, XT, 3T and TWE wheels
ex-MTB now commuter: Cannondale F900 (CAAD 4), Headshok, TWE wheels, XT and Elixr CR
With Garmin you can share stuff like this with your mates:
Ooh, and this: somewhere to ride before you die
And a really fun race:
I have the Garmin 200 Edge.
More basic than their other models, think gps based cycle computer, no Heart rate or cadence.
I have found it perfect for my needs and the bonus is it doesn't your wheel size to be entered every time you move to another bike.
At $150.00 RRP, it is quite affordable compared to the 6 wireless computers it replaced. Wireless computers have been sold off.
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