I'm not sure which post you're referring to but to make cadence sensing work you will have to get a computer that actually accommodates cadence. The cadence sensor mounts on your chainstay (unless you have one of the 2010 Trek Madone's that come with the ANT+ sensor mount already fabbed into the chainstay) as it actually measures the revolutions of your crank. The magnetic button for cadence mounts on your crank.
The magnetic spoke sensor is a different animal - it transmits the information for your speed only - and it usually mounts on the front wheel, but isn't necessarily a rule so much as SOP and, if you get cadence, it’ll then have to mount on the rear wheel (and need to do so if you’re on a trainer, anyway).
There are several computers out there that do cadence, and each person will have a preference to his or her unit. I have used both the CatEye and the Mavic computers.
The CatEye Strada will do both - http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/552
But there are other CatEyes to check out if you want to really shop the line - http://www.cateye.com/en/product_listing/51
I've seen the Strada offered for as little as about $90.00, so shop around.
I am currently running the Mavic WinTech Ultimate. It offers both heart monitoring and cadence, as well as the standard lineup of features on most other units. They're normally $199.99 but I got mine on closeout from planocycling.com for $99.99. Unfortunately, they’re now sold out (no surprise) but these guys - http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesomewhere.cfm/product/190/3953/26637?g=1 – have it for a pretty good price, plus free shipping.
In the end, I'd make sure that what I got now had all the bells and whistles on it, not so much for the reason of having all the bells and whistles but because a good computer is really not that expensive any longer and, as I found out, it’s beneficial to have the availability should you decide to make use of a feature that you swore you never would use.
I hope this helps.
Edited by: SCRUFYNERFHERDR at: 10/4/2009 (18:07)
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