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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Garmin Edge530/830 opinions???
« Last post by krezi on 05, June, 2022, 07:55:50 AM »
I think terrain navigation is always tricky for any gps unit given the tech limitations. It's especially hard to differentiate between vertical elevation changes. I used my garmin 530 for mtb navigation a couple of times uploading a defined route for the unit to give me turn by turn navigation and it was ok for longer spins where i was moving longer distance at an adventure spin but quite crap in a more compact terrain where there were trails above trails like in a Djouce for example.
The unit works brilliantly for road navigation

Pawel

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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Garmin Edge530/830 opinions???
« Last post by DaveS on 04, June, 2022, 11:46:58 PM »
Yeah, you've kinda confirmed what I suspected on the GPS. I think part of the problem was the phone must have been turning off the GPS to save power if the screen wasn't interacted with in 30sec??? Which was impossible in the terrain.
Anyhooo, I've already put it on the long finger for now. Hopefully, one of them will appear in a summer sale :)
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Garmin Edge530/830 opinions???
« Last post by saccades on 03, June, 2022, 11:03:13 AM »
tbh, most gps units are a bit shit at getting you from point A to point B on the fly off-road (and not much better on the road). There is a trekking GPS that garmin do, that is much better but still doesn't match google maps. Your problem sounds like you were in trees/deep valley and unable to receive enough satellite signals (3) or mast signals (they back up the proper gps) or one of the signals was bouncing oddly off stuff where you were. The north/south bit on a phone is usually good, but it relies on signal from masts to be really accurate (the sensors inside the phone work out which orientation the phone is to guess which way you are holding the phone to tell you north - they know the position of a mast relative to the phone and calculate it from there). With just a gps signal you need to move around a bit so that it knows whichb direction you are going in.




If you put time and effort in and load up a previous route they can be quite good, I've a bryton 420 (cheaper than garmin, savage battery life) which gives you turn by turn directions like bread crumbs.



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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by TooOld4This on 02, June, 2022, 08:31:51 AM »
Thanks Dave.


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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by Dave Egan on 01, June, 2022, 08:37:51 AM »
The ShockWiz needs a few runs to start dialing in your settings.
To fully maximise your time with it I'd suggest doing a half day uplift at the GAP.


You might as well use it on your fork while you have it. (assuming you have an air sprung fork) 
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by TooOld4This on 30, May, 2022, 08:50:57 AM »
Sag is only really a starting point anyway.
If you are unsure it might be worth renting a ShockWiz for a day or two. I've done it before and it has helped.


Even spending a day to concentrate on what your suspensions is doing and the difference that adjustments make is time well spent.
Who rents these ? I had a look at bike rack and they seem to only sell them. Google search sends me to Canada or New Zealand



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I feel like Iím being shepherded by a team of Nigerian princes Iíll take it off ye Steve. Iíll message u offline.


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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by AussieSteve on 30, May, 2022, 08:48:32 AM »
Sag is only really a starting point anyway.
If you are unsure it might be worth renting a ShockWiz for a day or two. I've done it before and it has helped.


Even spending a day to concentrate on what your suspensions is doing and the difference that adjustments make is time well spent.
Who rents these ? I had a look at bike rack and they seem to only sell them. Google search sends me to Canada or New Zealand



I have one John, special rates for MAD MTB members!  See details here - https://madmtb.com/forum/index.php?topic=1882.msg16561#msg16561
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by TooOld4This on 30, May, 2022, 08:42:36 AM »
Sag is only really a starting point anyway.
If you are unsure it might be worth renting a ShockWiz for a day or two. I've done it before and it has helped.


Even spending a day to concentrate on what your suspensions is doing and the difference that adjustments make is time well spent.
Who rents these ? I had a look at bike rack and they seem to only sell them. Google search sends me to Canada or New Zealand


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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by Dave Egan on 30, May, 2022, 08:37:42 AM »
Sag is only really a starting point anyway.
If you are unsure it might be worth renting a ShockWiz for a day or two. I've done it before and it has helped.


Even spending a day to concentrate on what your suspensions is doing and the difference that adjustments make is time well spent. 
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Tech Talk - Public / Re: Saggy aul fella
« Last post by TooOld4This on 28, May, 2022, 05:23:46 PM »
But it is still a far cry from 25/30 % imo.


Are you measuring the sag  or guestimating
Using the same technique as my clothing purchases


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