Sigma Sport BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer tested
|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 2×2 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 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
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
Automatic start / stop
Tool free install
Service interval programmable via UFSB
Current /Average speed comparison
Total distance bike 1 / 2 / 1+2
(Not shown while riding)
Separate trip section counter
with manual stop/start
Total trip time bike 1 / 2 / 1+2
(Not shown while riding)
Separate time section counter
with manual stop / start
Current cadence (optional)
Average cadence (optional)
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.