powertap problems

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by kennybear, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. kennybear

    kennybear New Member

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    Is there anyone that doesn't have problems with they're pt sl or 2.4. I want to buy a 2.4 but I'm kinda scared after reading this forum. So happy owners speak up...
     
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  2. Bullseye_blam

    Bullseye_blam New Member

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    Yes, there are plenty who don't have problems. We typically don't post saying how "problem-free" we are. ;)

    That being said, I think the 2.4 is more prone to problems than the SL, so this may factor into your decision of which model to get [not whether to get one or not!]

    -Eric
     
  3. jetnjeff

    jetnjeff New Member

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    SL problems no a couple of "COLD" idiosyncracies and HR drops, But I rarely use the HR strap any more. No problems with the 2.4 when not using the HR strap.

     
  4. ric_stern/RST

    ric_stern/RST New Member

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    SL - just had two years of use, with 2 problems (from memory)
    2.4 had 3 or 4 rides now, no problems or drops.

    (i sell PTs and SRMs so take that fwiw)
    ric
     
  5. cPritch67

    cPritch67 New Member

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    PT SL for 14 months, no problems at all.
    2.4 on order and should be here next week.
     
  6. dazman

    dazman New Member

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    Btw, I returned a SL CPU and I now have a new CPU that says '2.4 Wired' - so maybe they are all 2.4 now wrt core functionality and only the transmission ether is different?

    Also, anyone know what this means (cut from PT site) "The Cervo 2.4 uses the same 2.4 Ghz. transmission systems as the PowerTap SL 2.4 making the Cervo 2.4 easily upgradeable to a PowerTap SL 2.4" ?
     
  7. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    The Cervo 2.4 is the same cycling computer shipped with a HR strap and a wireless speed transmitter. IOW it's a run of the mill cycling computer that uses some of the same hardware as the PT SL 2.4. That way you can spend nearly $400 for a speed and HR cycling computer but then buy just a PT SL 2.4 hub and upgrade to a full PM if you want. Sounds like an awfully expensive cycling computer and an expensive upgrade path to me.

    -Dave
    P.S. As to the former question, I've been running a PT SL (wired) for nearly 4 months with no data dropouts or other problems.
     
  8. jetnjeff

    jetnjeff New Member

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    I feel the same way but I guess it is sort of like buying a upper end Coded and down loadable Polar, but with a better Up grade option. You do get the speed, Cadence sensors and HR Strap for Like $370. Nice to have the Speed and cadence sensors any way (so your computer is still useful with out a PT and for acurate RPMs, respectively). They are not cheap. Neither are the Polar counterparts. Just the Polar soft ware blows away PV at least for HR data.

     
  9. sd_joe

    sd_joe New Member

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    I have had a 2.4 for about 2 months and have had no real issues (other than getting hit by a car). I get a dropout for a second or so once or twice a week.
     
  10. bonefly

    bonefly New Member

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    2.4 PT
    I've had mine about 30 days, no problems
    Love it.
     
  11. meandmybike

    meandmybike New Member

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    SL for 18 months on two different bikes. First bike: 6 weeks waiting for repair after it died upon seeing a rain cloud on the horizon. Second bike: no readings going downhill for the past 2 months and still waiting for the replacement receiver Saris promised last month.


    Buy the SRM system. I will next time.
     
  12. otb4evr

    otb4evr New Member

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    Bought one of the first SL systems in Jan '05 and had to send it back in May '05 to get repaired. It has been perfect ever since.

    I bought a second one at the end of '05 and have not had any problems with it...

    Jim
     
  13. giannip

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    Had mine for 3 months. No hassles.
     
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