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Old 10-11-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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lap timers

what do you use to find out your lap times? I know there are timers but can you rent one or do you need to buy one?
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:50 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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Or investing in buying one for long term. I recommend Mychron Light TG over XT Ultralap timer.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:20 AM   #4
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why?,i thought the XT was near undestructible....
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:27 AM   #5
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Or investing in buying one for long term. I recommend Mychron Light TG over XT Ultralap timer.
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Renting is OK for a one time deal, but if you're going to be a track addict (and you will...), buying your own is the only way to go. They're not that expensive and can be found on Ebay really easily.

The Mychron is good (I have one) and the XT is very good too- owned both before and never had any issue with either.

As a side note, personally, I wouldn't recommend getting a lap timer until your pace is very good. I'd wait at least 3-5 track days depending on your progress.
Reason being that most folks tend to spend too much time worrying about their lap times and that's not the most productive thing to be working on when you're learning. YMMV.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:09 AM   #6
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my XT lap time has worked great. Really easy to use.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:32 AM   #7
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We run the http://www.g2xtreme.com/main.htm on the LSTD endurance bike. Its quite a bit more than just a lap timer but does sooo mush more. It is GPS based so you never have to have a beacon for it to work. It maps the track and you can put splits anywhere you would like. It has an accelerometer to measure G-forces. This allows you to see how hard you are getting on the gas and brakes. You can compare laps of your own or of friends with the system. They are a very very good tool for working on your riding.
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We run the http://www.g2xtreme.com/main.htm on the LSTD endurance bike. Its quite a bit more than just a lap timer but does sooo mush more. It is GPS based so you never have to have a beacon for it to work. It maps the track and you can put splits anywhere you would like. It has an accelerometer to measure G-forces. This allows you to see how hard you are getting on the gas and brakes. You can compare laps of your own or of friends with the system. They are a very very good tool for working on your riding.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:56 PM   #9
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:33 AM   #10
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You can check with Texas Track Bikes www.texastrackbikes.com Pete has some used and also some new.
I think prices vary from 75 to 100 bucks.
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We run the http://www.g2xtreme.com/main.htm on the LSTD endurance bike. Its quite a bit more than just a lap timer but does sooo mush more. It is GPS based so you never have to have a beacon for it to work. It maps the track and you can put splits anywhere you would like. It has an accelerometer to measure G-forces. This allows you to see how hard you are getting on the gas and brakes. You can compare laps of your own or of friends with the system. They are a very very good tool for working on your riding.
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