The Cateye Strada Digital Wireless cycling computer features the reliability and user-friendliness that have made Cateye computers a go to choice for those who want a easy to use computer that clearly provides all the basic cycling functions. Cateye makes the actual computer size nice and compact so it discreetly fits on top of the stem or handle bar while the numbers on the display are quite large and readable without squinting. Tool free mounting is a snap with the included Flex tight bracket. The sender for speed and cadence is ingeniously located on the same mount. The rear wheel speed pick-up is trainer friendly.
Updates from older models include a programmable display and a more reliable, interference-free 2.4GHz digital wireless signal with automatic sensor recognition. Other features include a Click-Tec menu screen, programmable odometer, low battery indicator, pace arrow, auto start/stop, and auto second bike recognition. Cycling functions include current, average and maximum speed and cadence, trip distance (2), elapsed time and clock. This computer can also display heart rate with a HR sensor sold separately.
One of the most beneficial functions is cadence. Anyone wanting to get the most out of cycling - especially beginners should be aware of cadence. Maintaining a 90-95 cadence encourages an efficient pedal spin that balances the output of the leg muscles and cardiovascular system. Keeping the cadence in the right zone also encourages proper shifting and use of the gears.