adrian_sm wrote:Nice ride BigH ! Looks like it should be a nice efficient bike.
I stupidly signed up for road the bay this year, so the limitted time I get to ride these days is on my road bike too. Trying to coax my body back into some sort of shape.
Are the fancy wheels worth the cash. I only have cheap wheels on mine, and never ridden anything worth much.
Also like the ANT+ kit. I have been using a cheap heart rate monitor to make sure I train properly, and found it really useful. I also threw a cheap bike computer on the cranks to check my cadence. But would be great to have everything in one unit. What sort of data can the app collect? Can it log elevation, heart rate, etc. as well?
Thanks - yeah the wheels were quite good. they're more an aero wheel, so being as heavy as the previous wheels I had spin up the same rate, but tend to make it easier to hold the higher speeds. Honestly though... not sure I'd go the fancy wheels again. They're nice, but require a lot more adjustment than the old trusty ones. Seriously consider test riding a new bike to compare it to what you have, when I did that, I realised that it wasn't worth fixing my old one. better to get new everything vs new groupset
The Wahoo kit I can't highly recommend enough. I got the heart rate too so was logging HR, speed, dist,cadence, fairly sure it does climb values for post training (depending on the software) but I never really used it for that. Definitely love having it. I use MapMyFitness, which is ok.... none of the apps are perfect though. There are quite a lot of options for apps for the phone. Also wanted to say the case is excellent, has protected my iphone in heavy rain, from impacts, and I got the extended battery too - makes going for a ride a breeze as u can charge on the bike
it is DEFINITELY worth the money. I'm happier with this than I was with my old polar 725x (I never used all the features).
Also I'm a bit naughty and like to listen to music while training. It's good that I if I get a phone call, the music fades out and u can take the calll easily. and having a gps based map / phone at your fingertips is AWESOME
Bike / Motor:
Electric specalized rock hopper with Crystalyte 504 / 26"
Yesa 72v (36v*2) (getting 6.7ah) LiFEPO4 in a Topeak bag. OR 1x eMTB 48v 20ah pack (straps to frame) -depending on range requirements.
Unmodified 48a digital with 4110 Fets
Bike is in parts getting painted / drying / testing replacement BMS
Trail of Dead Parts:
Avanti Frame, 408 motor *melted*, 35a controller - i broke by trying to mod it 2nd controller - blew it up.