Powertap SL Wireless upgrade

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  1. jasper808

    jasper808 New Member

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    I currently have a Powertap SL on the rig and it is "wired." I assume that the Powertap SL can be upgraded to wireless by purchasing the wireless computer. Is this true?
     
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  2. frenchyge

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    You need the hub and computer. There are some new PowerTap hubs/computers out and they're all wireless, even the starter model.
     
  4. Sprint2Win

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    Nah.
    But you can send your system to Saris for an upgrade.
    You'll get a new HR transmitter and new puter.
     
  5. jasper808

    jasper808 New Member

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    Nice - thanks for the help folks.



     
  6. mattmor

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    I just upgraded mine a few weeks ago. Works great and as noted it does come with a new computer, mount, usb downloader, hr strap, and software.

    -matt
     
  7. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget that there's also an updater for the SL 2.4 wireless to take advantage of the new ANT+ features that are compatible with the Computers like the Garmin 705. This will update to the new SL+. Cost is ~$99
     
  8. mattmor

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    Oh I haven't forgotten about that. It's the major reason I upgraded my wired setup. However, I was hoping it would just "work" when it came back. But the announcement for the updater came out the same day I received my wheel back :mad:

    I spoke with someone at Saris on Tuesday and was told they should be shipping next week, however that's what I was told last week.

    I'll report back once I have mine.

    -matt
     
  9. Euskadi

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    How long did it take for Saris to turn around that upgrade? I am considering the same upgrade to wireless for my 2 year old Powertap SL (has about 12000 miles on it) and it seems like the way to go. I just want to get an idea of how long I would be without it.
     
  10. Sprint2Win

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    I shipped mine on Monday, got it back the next Monday.
    I think when I shipped it, UPS told me it would be there that Wednesday, so it must have been done the same day they got it.
     
  11. kevinm

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    Can I ask how much it is to return a wired SL for upgrade to wireless?

    Thanks

    Kevin
     
  12. Euskadi

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    I talked to Saris yesterday and they said 500 bucks for the upgrade. I think I heard them say you pay shipping to Saris and they cover the return.

    Rick
     
  13. Sprint2Win

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    $300 for a rebuild or $500 for the upgrade.
    You pay for the fastest shipping you want, they pay ground shipping back to you.
     
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