What are "team rides", and why won't regular cell phones suffice if it is just a "ride"?terry potter said:You no the cool headsets that the riders use in the tours for communications, I am interested in getting soom for team rides. Can anyone recommened particular units?
It is very likely that you can't use the same radios in the US that the pro teams use in the European tours (license or not), as the US (FCC) and Europeans don't use the same frequency bands or have the same regulations.Big Bad John said:I think you have to have a ham radio license to use what the pros use. I could be wrong though.
Look at the Motorola FRS radios. Several models are available at any electronics big box, radio shack, sporting goods stores, and usually Target and Walmart as well. Price generally varies by range and features, but you don't need all that much for these purposes. Once you get above the most basic level, most have voice-activated transmission, and can take an over-ear headset to suit (often needs to be purchased separately.) Lower-end models usually are push-to-talk, which has both advantages and disadvantages. I use a VOX model, and it has this annoying tendency to have a lag of a second or so between starting to talk and starting to transmit. Just something to get used to, really. Say "mmmmm, Yes." You also need to adjust the sensitivity, or all you'll hear is one team member panting. PTT fixes that, but means that you need to get a hand off the bars.terry potter said:You no the cool headsets that the riders use in the tours for communications, I am interested in getting soom for team rides. Can anyone recommened particular units?
Under ACrookedSky said:I think we just entered a whole new level of poseurness.