Sigma Sport BC 1606L DTS Wireless + Cadence Computers Computer

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00


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Product Description

The BC 1606L DTS wireless provides a better overview of the essential information during a ride by hiding the total accumulated functions and cadence if not installed. The backlight gives optimal readability of this information even in the dark. An integr


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JonnyB76 a Cross Country Rider from Allenstown, NH

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2010

Strengths:    Tons of functions, Big Display, Back Light, and the best feature is that it's wireless.

Weaknesses:    The zip strips that came with it suck a monkeys you know what. I had to upgrade them with some beefier ones. Other than that no issues so far.

Bottom Line:   
Every thing works consistently including the cadence sensor it was a bit painful getting it setup but it's good so far. I'll post later when i have more millage on it.

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Favorite Trail:   FOMBA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Mitty3, Trek Incite I9

Bike Setup:   Stock 2009 Trek 6000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ctbarron a Weekend Warrior from Annandale, VA

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2009

Strengths:    Good functions, accurate when working

Weaknesses:    Signal drops out, fights with light, no 29er tire sizing

Bottom Line:   
When working, the computer is accurate. The distance measurements are very good, and speed (in limited testing) seems fine. The handlebar mount is a plus. It has also survived multiple rainstorms with no issues. Setup was not that difficult.

The signal drops out more than expected. It seems to happen a lot over bumps but also at other random times. It also fights with one of my bike lights (see my thread)- when the light goes on, the signal drops and will not come back. The manual is ok but not great. There are no 29er tire sizes in it, resulting in painful measuring.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   REI


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by bomberstud a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, AB, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2009

Strengths:    Wireless!!!

Weaknesses:    Signal cuts out from fork on a regular basis.
Never ever gotten the cadence function to get a signal.


Bottom Line:   
It's wireless, should be great. The fact that the signal from the fork cuts out on a regular basis makes this product useless, and even less useless that no matter how I adjust the cadence sensor, this part has never worked.
If I can find a cateye dealer in the city I'm going to try a wireless one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   United Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Filzer (from MEC), even more useless than Sigma.
Cateye Enduro, great product!


Bike Setup:   02 Spec Stumpjumper HT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by crankspd a Cross Country Rider from Monterey CA

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2008

Strengths:    No wires! all the functions you'll want; you can reset 1 or all counters, your choice; optional mount for a 2nd bike which AUTOMATICALLY senses it has been moved to the 2nd bike and displays as such, 2 methods of mounting sensor on fork, BIG display letters

Weaknesses:    worthless manual, problems w/ wireless system, 4 buttons my be too many for some

Bottom Line:   
Fairly easy to set up in spite of the manual that SUCKS EGGS. If you aren't mechanically inclined, it'll take a bit longer. It has pictures but no words for the most part. Europeans (it's German made) are used to this due to the many languages there but please, can a piece of paper with some words on it be THAT expensive??? I sprang an extra $25 for the optional 2nd mount for the 2nd bike so all you have to do is switch the computer between bikes, very slick. Have had a very hard time getting the optional 2nd sensor to work, the computer will often not get a signal from the transmitter at the fork. Have to fiddle WAY too much with it. Tried swapping batteries and magnets with the other bike, no luck. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. It is easy to press the wrong button so if you're going down hill, better memorize which button does what (ah, too many functions!) since you won't have time to fool around much. Shape of transmitter for fork is for a road bike, really needs to be redesigned for a mtb fork. The tread width of 2.25 front tire is wide enough with a disc brake to rub the sensor and the calipers when mounting the wheel, remember to check sensor position before riding or you could break it. Have heard others have split the plastic which the magnet is enclosed in when clamping the capsule to a spoke, so far no problem as I took the advice to heart and am careful about cranking down on the allen screw.

negative points subtract 1.5 chilis from an otherwise awesome product (Sigma, are you readying this???)

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Favorite Trail:   red rock (ouch)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $105.00

Purchased At:   REI and optional par

Bike Setup:   FS Trek carbon and a carbon road bike

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