Turbo Question - Help Please!

I need to know how the best way to measure distance on a turbo session...

7 messages
19/11/2013 at 13:45


Grateful for some help - I have a basic Tacx turbo that I use with a garmin and HR monitor.  My coach has set me a target of doing a monthly TT on the turbo that involves me measuring the distance travelled in the session for comparison month to month.  Can you please tell me in layman's terms what I will need to do this with minimum cost?

I do have a cadence sensor for my Garmin that I have never used but plan on putting on this week.  I suspect it will not help with this though?

Thanks in advance!

19/11/2013 at 13:49


One of them using ANT+ in the same way your cadence sensor works (don't forget to fit it on the back wheel)

19/11/2013 at 13:50

a cadence sensor will only tell you cadence.

you need some form of speed sensor on the rear wheel - I use a wireless Cateye Double bike computer which has a combined speed and cadence sensor which you mount on the left side chainstay. that does the trick but they're not cheap - c£60-70 which includes the computer itself.

maybe you Garmin model has a speed sensor option??

Cheerful Dave    pirate
19/11/2013 at 13:57

As FB said - Garmin sell a speed and cadence sensor for bikes that works with their Edge bike units and some of the running ones (certainly it works with the 305).  That'll tell you speed and distance on the turbo.  It'll be cheaper than a separate computer.

19/11/2013 at 14:02

Many thanks all


9Iron    pirate
19/11/2013 at 23:27

Gsc 10 from garmin £45 or £30 on fleabay

WildWill    pirate
20/11/2013 at 08:11

somehow this ended up on wrong thread

Edited: 20/11/2013 at 18:18

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