Cycling computers come in many embodiments. My favorites, as of late, largely include wireless models. Wireless computers offer several advantages over wired models. They are simple to install, keep the bike looking clean and work well with suspension forks.
Modern cycling computers offer several features and functions for many kinds of riding. You can find simple versions that just track speed and distance. You can find very complex versions that track everything from location and altitude to heart rate and power output. Computers are designed for everyone from the most casual rider to the very intense endurance athlete. Most individuals fall somewhere in between.
If you are a casual rider looking for a way to take a greater step into the training world, cadence may be a cycling stat you should be aware of.
Wireless Bike Computer Cadence is simply counting revolutions of the crank per minute or the rate at which a rider pedals. Even the most extreme athletes are still aware of their cycling cadence while they look at power output and other assorted advanced features. Cadence on a bicycle is like monitoring the rpms of a car’s engine when driving a vehicle with a manual transmission. Ideally a rider keeps about the same cadence in each gear. For instance, when approaching a hill, you shift the bike to an easier gear so that when climbing the hill it is possible to continue pedaling at the same rate.
Wireless Bike Computer Cadence is important to monitor because most cyclists have an optimal range in which to work. Assuming a rider maintains a constant speed, pedaling at a high cadence puts more effort on the heart and lungs while a lower cadence generally means a harder gear and more work on the legs. Identifying the ranges of cadence helps a cyclist tailor his or her workout to the goals they have in mind; strength training or a cardio workout.