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    Moving up to modern technology... (Cycling computer)

    Good day.
    So I'm thinking it's time that I finally upgrade from my Garmin Edge 500. It's been a very dependable computer, but it's time.
    I'm leaning towards a Wahoo Bolt or Roam as I have a Wahoo Kickr stationary and am also waning a unit that integrates better with it.

    Question for those who know the Wahoo units and sensors.
    I currently have a Wahoo RPM sensor (also a Wahoo Tickr, so I'm full of Wahoo) so if I get a Wahoo computer, can I get a bluetooth speed (only) sensor to use with it?

    Looking at their site, all I can find is a dual cadence/speed sensor unit. I'd rather not have to discard my current RPM sensor if possible. Are there 3rd party individual bluetooth (or ant at that matter I guess) speed sensors that I can use for this?

    thanks,
    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlkras View Post
    Good day.
    So I'm thinking it's time that I finally upgrade from my Garmin Edge 500. It's been a very dependable computer, but it's time.
    I'm leaning towards a Wahoo Bolt or Roam as I have a Wahoo Kickr stationary and am also waning a unit that integrates better with it.

    Question for those who know the Wahoo units and sensors.
    I currently have a Wahoo RPM sensor (also a Wahoo Tickr, so I'm full of Wahoo) so if I get a Wahoo computer, can I get a bluetooth speed (only) sensor to use with it?

    Looking at their site, all I can find is a dual cadence/speed sensor unit. I'd rather not have to discard my current RPM sensor if possible. Are there 3rd party individual bluetooth (or ant at that matter I guess) speed sensors that I can use for this?

    thanks,
    Karl
    Pretty sure those units can do speed via GPS like the Garmin units do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhand View Post
    Pretty sure those units can do speed via GPS like the Garmin units do.
    but I'd rather not have to rely totally on gps if I can help it.

    thanks,
    Karl

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    Wahoo makes an RPM speed sensor. Attaches to the space between your flanges on your hub. Looks exactly like the Cadence sensor, but is designed to translate rotation into speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krisdrum View Post
    Wahoo makes an RPM speed sensor. Attaches to the space between your flanges on your hub. Looks exactly like the Cadence sensor, but is designed to translate rotation into speed.
    RPM speed sensor ? Well darn, when I saw the reference to to this I assumed it was another cadence (as in RPM)/speed combo... that's what I get for assuming.

    Tnanks krisdrum !

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