My ATB gadget wish list
03/01/2014 Filed in: ATB
Here’s my gadget wish list, ATB only:
- Garmin Edge 810 (or 800). Hmmm, also a GPS system on my motor gadget wish list. Would be nice if there was one device to rule them all ... Since that’s not the case (yet) I have to go for different options. Although this unit can be used for my road bike also. This unit could be used for the motor also, if it wasn’t for the lack of spoken instructions. If that would be added by Garmin, this would be the unit to rule them all. Update: already bought.
- A single (32 teeth) front sprocket setup. Basically all the time we've been riding three gears in the front, shifted by a derailler. Nowadays you see a single sprocket in the front. No more shifting needed. Especially when the 10-speed rear sprockets became available with a 36 teeth gear, it became obvious that 3 gears in the front weren't needed anymore. There are many benefits to single gear in the front, but mostly weight savings. Ok, not all climbs will be possible, but here where I live it shouldn't be too difficult. I will just have to work harder on some climbs and pedal faster on the flats. Here’s a nice link to a page showing the conversion how-to.
- New frame painting. My carbon (made in China) frame is just plain black. Also stickers are missing (that’s what I wanted several years ago). Now I think it’s time for a new colorful design. No idea yet what it’s going to look like, but as soon as I have some renderings, it’ll be shown here.