Sigma BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer

Sigma BC 16.12 STS bike computer
Sigma BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer

Sigma Sport BC 16.12 STS wireless road bike computer tested


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 functionsTo 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.

Sigma BC 16.12 STS package contents
Sigma BC 16.12 STS package contents
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 instructions
Sigma BC 16.12 STS instructions manual
Sigma BC 16.12 STS computer and speed transmitter

Sigma BC 16.12 STS speed transmitter
Sigma BC 16.12 STS speed transmitter mounted on the carbon fork of the bike

Sigma BC 16.12 STS computer review
Sigma BC 16.12 STS computer set on the handle

Sigma BC 16.12 STS
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.

No comments: