Many cyclists love crunching numbers — from the size of their wheels to the geometrics of the bike frame itself to the distances and speeds travelled. Whether you are a dedicated cycling enthusiast or simply ride on the weekends, having a bike computer can help you collect a wealth of data and get more from your bike.
There are many makes and models of cycling computers on the market. All bike computers have certain features in common — they are designed and built to be aerodynamic, rain- and crash-proof. But that's where similarities end.
Bike computers range from simple devices that just record your speed and distance travelled to sophisticated programmable devices that use bike GPS to track your location, altitude and gradient. Some will measure cadence, or have have heart rate monitors and smartphone apps that can link to fitness programmes providing data on a myriad other parameters.
Why choose wireless?
A wireless bike computer is one that has a sensor unit that uses a transmitter to share data instead of a wire. It should be mounted parallel with the front wheel in the direction of travel to provide optimal data transmission. Wireless bike computers are relatively new to the market, but they have many pros.
They are easy to set-up and can be easily switched from one bike to another. They are usually mounted on the handlebars via a holder or clip. The overall appearance is neat and streamlined and there are no wires to tangle or get in the way. Many of the higher-end models include smartphone apps providing more convenient and advanced functionality.
How Wireless Cycling Computers are Powered
Wireless bike computers are usually powered by batteries. Many have battery level indicators and automatic on and off functions. When you stop for a break, the computer will shut down, saving battery power. Once you start cycling again, the computer will instantly come back to life.
If you just want to know how far and how fast you've travelled, or want more detailed information on your fitness rates, your journey, or even the weather, then at Bikester we will have a wireless bike computer that's suitable for you.
Here at Bikester we have a great range of wireless cycling computers to fit a range of needs and budgets.
Shimano is a name that is synonymous with brakes and gears. It's a trusted brand, so it should come as no surprise that here at Bikester we also stock a range of Shimano bike computers. In particular, the Shimano Steps range is easy to fit with a single clamp and offers easy-to-read displays of distance, current speed, maximum speed and more.
Bosch is well-known in the world of electronics. In the cycling world, Bosch is most well-known for the Bosch ebike e-drive. At Bikester you'll find several Bosch devices that allow you to retrofit a Bosch bike computer to your ebike.
Whether you are a recreational cyclist or a pro, get more out of your ride when you use one of our wireless bike computers to track your metrics.