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Computer for rear wheel (indoor training)

Old 12-01-20, 10:31 AM
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Computer for rear wheel (indoor training)

Trying to find the computer that will work best in conjunction with the rear wheel. I have seen a couple of possibilities (Cateye Padrone Smart Plus Double and Elemnt Bolt) but, I'm not entirely sure that they would work. Reached out to Cateye a week ago and still nothing. Just looking for the basics: Speed and Distance being the most important. Any suggestions or a place to look to compare?
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Old 12-01-20, 11:12 AM
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The computer donít know what wheel it is on.
As long as you can put the display in a place you can accept, anything goes.
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Old 12-01-20, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
The computer donít know what wheel it is on.
As long as you can put the display in a place you can accept, anything goes.
Ok. Thanks. I ordered a Padrone. Guess my concern was the distance between the sensor and the computer. I kept hearing that if the computer wasn't siting over the sensor that it wouldn't pick it up (read it).
Looks like I'm gonna find out this week. (fingers crossed)
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There should be a spec, in the install instructions, on maximum distance. I installed one recently that had no trouble with a rear wheel sensor. No, I don't recall what make/model. Customer's bike. Many units now accommodate a wireless cadence sensor (magnet on the crank arm) so can certainly handle a wireless sending unit on the NDS chain stay.
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Old 12-03-20, 08:30 AM
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I used a Planet Bike Wireless on the rear wheel for a few years BITD, worked fine but my 900mHZ cordless phone interfered.
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