Bike Computer Magnet And Sensor

How do bike computers work?

Most bike computers use a magnet and a sensor to count how long it takes for your wheel to rotate. It can then use the size of your tire to calculate statistics like your current speed, distance traveled, and average speed. However, they can talk to many kinds of sensors to track things like your cadence, wattage, GPS location, and even your heart rate.

Good average cycling speed at different skill levels

What is a good average speed on a road bike?

The majority of riders can average around 15 mph. A good speed for a beginner is 10 mph, but you should be able to get to 15 mph pretty quickly. If you start training every once in a while, you could get your average up to 18 mph, but training on a regular basis could get you to 22 mph. Professional riders can easily average 25 mph during races like the Tour De France.