Wahoo cycle speed and cadence sensors review
After trying a lot of "computers" that all seemed to last a few weeks then fail I decided to purchase just the censors.
I am using a 20 year on Marin Mount Vision as my training bike and is has a box section rear swing arm making it very hard to attach a standard cycle computer sensor to.
I saw the Wahoo sensors and noticed that were really easy to fit, and instead of a swing arm fitting the speed sensor attached to the wheels hub which was much more practical.
It did prove a little tricky to fit because the hub on my 24 speed Shimano wheel / cassette seemed to be slightly larger then the Wahoo was designed for, but with a little ingenuity and 5 minutes it was fitted. The rubber mount stretched to fit well and it's not falling off anytime soon.
The cadence sensor was a doddle to fit. No trying to align magnets with sensors, it just cable tied to the pedal arm, literally 2 minutes. There are 3 fitting options:
- Insert the sensor into the rubber carrier and cable tie it to the pedal arm.
- Rotate the sensor into the supplied holder to fit to your shoe.
- Use the sticky pad to attach the sensor to the pedal arm.
I opted for the first as I didn't want a permanent fix in case I needed to change the battery or I wanted to remove the sensor for another reason.
Setting up the Wahoo speed and cadence sensor on my bike attached to an old turbo training has been surprisingly simple and I am really impressed.
All I need this for initially is so I get get my legs back in shape after an accident, but as I get stronger I will start to venture out on the bike and we'll see how they fare in the outdoors.
Most bike computers use GPS now so these were no use for my indoor trainer.
Mounting my iPhone 7 to the bike
I purchased a ROAM Universal Premium Bike Phone Mount from Amazon for £11.99 to mount on the bar stem of my Marin.
Currently I plan to use the mount indoors on my trainer but as my legs get stronger I want to be able to use my iPhone as a GPS for off road riding.
The mount seems strong and the rubber corners that secure the phone to the mount are extremely sturdy. For £11.99 this was a bargain.
The mount is adjustable so it will fit many phone sizes. For more information go to the product on Amazon here.
I am not using the rubber corner clamps for indoors as the spring clamp is more that adequate. For outdoors the rubble holder would definitely be required.