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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sigma BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer

Sigma Sport BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer tested

Sigma BC 16.12 STS bike computer
Sigma BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer 
 Today we are taking a closer look at one of the professional road bike computers manufactured in Germany. Currently the company Sigma is one of the most popular brands among bike enthusiasts when talking about bike computers and that is why we decided to test one of their best selling products. Sigma BC 16.12 STS is a wireless road bike computer part of the Topline 2012 range and it offers wide variety of functions, including cadence functions.


To begin with probably the biggest advantage of the Sigma BC 16.12 STS computer is that the speed transmitter which is positioned on the fork of the bike is connected wirelessly to the main computer which is a huge advantage for some consumers who wouldn't like additional cables attached on their bicycle, especially if it is one of those expensive models with built-in (in tube) cable system.

Another thing that I can point out about the BC 16.12 STS is that it is a bit frustrating to get it assembled and running. There is a step by step instructions manual included in the package but still I didn't find it very easy to set it up for the very first time. We tested this computer on a 2x2 Worldwide Race road bike which is a standard road bike with carbon fork produced in UK.

Sigma BC 16.12 STS package contents

Sigma BC 16.12 STS instructions
Sigma BC 16.12 STS instructions manual
Sigma BC 16.12 STS computer and speed transmitter
Sigma BC 16.12 STS speed transmitter mounted on the carbon fork of the bike

Sigma BC 16.12 STS computer set on the handle

Sigma BC 16.12 STS
 Unfortunately, due to the bad weather conditions we still haven't tested the Sigma BC 16.12 STS
and all of its functions on the road but here is a list of all available features for this particular model:

Sigma BC 16.12 STS specs

General functions
Full text display with seven available languages
2 adjustable wheel sizes
Automatic recognition of second bike
Backup function (storage chip)
Low battery indicator, receiver / transmitter
Backlight
Automatic start / stop
Watertight
Tool free install
UFSB-compatible
Service interval programmable via UFSB

Bike functions
Current speed
Average speed
Current /Average speed comparison
Maximum speed
Trip distance
Total distance bike 1 / 2 / 1+2
(Not shown while riding)
Separate trip section counter
with manual stop/start

Time functions

Trip time
Total trip time bike 1 / 2 / 1+2
(Not shown while riding)
Separate time section counter
with manual stop / start
Clock
Countdown timer
Stopwatch

Cadence functions
Current cadence (optional)
Average cadence (optional)

Temperature function
Current temperature

Price

Sigma BC 16.12 STS costs around $45 and in EU you can find it for around 40-50 Euros which is a fair price for the functionality it offers.

Stay tuned for more info about this and other bicycle computers. I will definitely share more information about the Sigma BC 16.12 STS once I get it on the road and test it for a while.

Meanwhile you can check more interesting bike computers and accessories at the official Sigma Sport webpage.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, due to the bad weather conditions we still haven't tested the Sigma BC 16.12 STS...
I will definitely share more information about the Sigma BC 16.12 STS once I get it on the road and test it for a while.

Not able to test yet.?

Test and Review said...

Actually, I did test it but just couple of times and couldn't play around with all the feature it has. One thing I noticed about this bike computer is that some of its operation button combinations are pretty hard to figure out and I will definitely share more once tested in depth.

I'd love to hear your opinion about the Sigma BC 16.12 STS. What's the bike you are using it on?