Cycle computer for a nerd?
June 4, 2011 1:33 PM Subscribe
Fat nerd gets mountain bike. Fat nerd wants to nerd out with his derp out by having the nerdiest cycle computer on the block, but I don't know where to start.
posted by SpecialK to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Not much special snowflake here. I don't really care about heart rate meters all that much unless anyone has a compelling reason why I should. I'm mostly looking for cycle computers that'll talk to my other computers -- preferably one that can map my rides while displaying speed and has a desktop application that will run on Mac so that I can store rides in KML or another format and compare them over time so that I can see if I'm riding faster or not.
I did look at the various iPhone solutions, but GPS/data doesn't work very well where I am half the time and I have a tendency to be riding in areas with water and don't want the iPhone to take a dunk.
Please share what you know... I'm not in a decent cycling community at the moment, and I'm not a serious mountain biker ... no trade magazines with pages of reviews, so I really have no one else to ask. I don't have a lot of friends with the same interests (the mountain bikers are all RAWR LET'S GRIND SOME STUMPS, and the road bikers keep calling me "fatty mc dougnut tires"), so it's pretty much my non-computing girlfriend and I.