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Shimano Flight Deck SC-6502 Computer

The Flight Deck system provides all the information that cyclists need along with ergonomic efficiency.

With Flight Deck, the control buttons are mounted onto your Shimano Dual Control STI levers via the Flight Deck wiring harness (sold separately). The Flight Deck SC-6502 head attaches to the harness to complete the system. This means you can select, start/stop and scroll through the functions while your hands are firmly planted on the levers. Since the control buttons are in the levers, there is more room to display your read out. The extra-large screen makes it easy to view your speed, cadence gearing and other functions. Two functions and your gear are visible always displayed.

Since the Flight Deck is attached to your shifters, it knows (and displays) what gear you are in. Being a cyclometer, it also can determine your speed, so put the two together and you get virtual cadence. Speed+gear ratio= virtual cadence. The cadence measurement is pretty accurate when you are pedaling and gets rid of the usual cadence sensor and crank arm magnet.

The Flight Deck SC-6502 head is compatible with Ultegra 6500 and Dura-Ace 7700 9 speed or Ultegra 6600 and Dura-Ace 7800 10 speed STI levers that are Flight Deck compatible.

The Flight Deck SC-6502 is sold as head only and requires purchase of the compatible wiring harness to function.

Features

  • Remote control
  • Virtual cadence
  • Large display
  • Reds two functions at a time
  • Gear indicator
  • Works on most Ultegra/Dura-Ace 9/10 speed levers
  • Not compatible with Ultegra 6700/Dura-Ace 7900
  • Requires wiring harness
  • Made in Japan

    Display Functions

  • Speed
  • Average Speed
  • Max Speed
  • Trip Distance
  • Trip Time
  • Odometer
  • Stop Watch
  • Lap Counter
  • Virtual Cadence
  • Auto Stop/Start
  • Gear Indicator
  • Global Reset
  • Battery Usage Gauge
  • $85.00
    Reg Price $89.95
    Item #: 429003
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    6/25/2010 6:01:50 AM

     Anonymous : 

    I’ve got over 15K on my SC-6501 9-sp (both buttons on the same side). The only real problems I’ve encountered is that the magnet position relative to the pickup seems to be critical. There isn’t a lot of play in positioning and if it’s off slightly it will give speed errors similar to those reported. Also if the carrier gets wet it will cause an outage. Just pop the head and wipe the contacts. It might be a good idea to clean them regularly as a matter of course. As for inadvertent pressing of the buttons, I think it only happened to me once, and I ended up losing part of a ride’s data. Usually I just end up turning off the auto start for logging. It is a great computer and I’d buy another one, no problem!

    10/18/2009 10:01:47 AM

     Anonymous : 

    No problems other than replacing the battery in the sensor unit in over 3 years, 15000 miles of riding, and all kinds of weather. If you accidently hit the mode button, four clicks return you to your prior screen.

    1/28/2008 4:57:28 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I have the same problem that annonymous has. When I had 9 speed shifters, I have never turned the ride data off. I have converted to 10 speed shifters and I can’t do one ride without turning it off and on at least 3-4 times. I am thinking about placing some type of doughnut device around the little button to keep from hitting the button when is stand up and grab the hoods.

    10/20/2007 6:58:30 AM

     Anonymous : 

    Great computer after using them for 5 yrs. Not cool when your climbing on a century and hit both buttons at once and erase all your data!! Other than that ( which has happened only once) bullet proof.

    4/4/2007 10:07:48 AM

     Anonymous : 

    I bought this computer to go with and compliment my Dura Ace groupo. I also liked the convenience of the buttons on the hoods. It made sense to me that the high quality Shimano components would include a high quality computer. Bad assumption. The first year, 4000+ miles: almost no problems (don’t get it wet, however). Second year, 4500+ miles: stopped sending trip time, trip miles, max speed, average speed, etc. after a couple of thousand miles. Had it reinstalled and it worked pretty well the rest of the season (some outages). This year, <500 miles: speed, cadence and total distance only and I question the accuracy of that data. No other functions. The LBS says it’s probably the head; might be the sensor. Conclusion: this system has a useful life of less then 10K miles. Shimano makes some really great gear. This computer isn’t part of that package.

    5/21/2006 8:39:24 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I have had this system on a couple of bikes. While riding over 2300 miles, I never accidently changed the mode when the SM-6501 kit was mounted on a 9-speed with triple Ultegra shifters. However, when the SM-SC 70 is mounted on 10 speed Dura-Ace shifters (7802), I find that I am switching modes quite often - without my knowledge. I believe the rubber hoods covering the buttons isn’t as thick on the Dura-Ace leading to this problem. Regardless, I still like the set-up and function of this integrated system.

    5/21/2006 8:39:02 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I have had this system on a couple of bikes. While riding over 2300 miles, I never accidently changed the mode when the SM-6501 kit was mounted on a 9-speed with triple Ultegra shifters. However, when the SM-SC 70 is mounted on 10 speed Dura-Ace shifters (7802), I find that I am switching modes quite often - without my knowledge. I believe the rubber hoods covering the buttons isn’t as thick on the Dura-Ace leading to this problem. Regardless, I still like the set-up and function of this integrated system.

    4/29/2006 5:32:55 PM

     Anonymous : 

    This is awesome! I disagree a bit with the other review. I have not changed the modes accidently, even climbing hills. All the features work great. It came with my bike, but there might be cheaper spedometer’s with similar specs. The hood buttons are convenient.

    3/31/2006 11:50:03 PM

     Anonymous : 

    If I knew then what I know now. I find it impossible to climb holding the hoods without scrolling through the functions. When released you’ll never know what function you’re in. It’s accurate otherwise.