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Sky Mounti Bike Inclinometer - Black 26.0 - 31.8 mm diameter

Part Number:SM31B
Sky Mounti Bike Inclinometer - Black 26.0 - 31.8 mm diameter


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The Inclinometer from Sky Mounti finally puts to rest implausible stories about the steepness of ascents and descents. It fits to the handlebars very easily and works like a carpenter's level. The bubble floats in a highly viscous fluid within an acrylic glass body equipped with a meter scale. The analog display works precisely and without vibrations.

No batteries or GPS needed. This inclinometer runs on good old dependable gravity!

Meter Scale: +27/-15%

Handlebar Diameter: 26.0 - 31.8 mm

Low tech, high function. Made in Germany

Just how steep is it?

Mounting Instructions

Sky Mounti Inclinometer: Mounting Instructions

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN the screws. Doing this can weaken or break the under-bracket.

STEP 1: Friction Strip
Inclinometer: Friction Strip

The inclinometer is supplied with friction strips so you can mount it on handlebars from 26.0 - 31.8 mm in diameter. It is not necessary to use the entire rubber friction strip. Depending on bar diameter and fit, you may want to add or trim these strip to make installation easier. Using these strips will also keep the inclinometer from rotating on the bars.

STEP 2: Tighten but Still Hand Adjustable
Inclinometer: Putting it togetherInclinometer: Tighten, but still hand adjustable

Progressively tighten the screws (one side then the other) until the Inclinometer begins to tighten on the bar, but it can still be adjusted (rotated around the bar) by hand.

STEP 3: Friction Strip
Inclinometer: Friction Strip

Then, with the bike on a level surface, hand position the Inclinometer until the bubble is centered between the "zero:" lines of each scale. 

Then tighten each bolt another half-turn or so, and you're ready to ride.

STEP 4: Give it a Try
Inclinometer: Ride Uphill the Bubble moves to the frontInclinometer: Ride Downhill the bubble moves to the back

As you ride uphill the bubble moves towards the front of the inclinometer. Read the leading edge of the bubble to see the percent incline.

As you ride downhill the bubble moves towards the back of the inclinometer. Read the trailing edge of the bubble to see the percent decline. 

WARNING: If you're descending a steep hill, don't take your attention away from the road to read the bubble (especially if you're going really fast). Better to stop and read the bubble if you really want to know the percent grade.

Inclinometer Reviews: 

MN Bike Trail Navigator: "This tool gives me a pretty good reading on the big hills"
Bike Magazine: "Screw it onto your handlebar and the little bubble tells you exactly how demonic the hill you are presently climbing actually is"

Feature 13

Customer Reviews

5 Stars
Editorial Review
One feature I love about the Garmin 800 is the percentage of grade reading. Unfortunately due to my lack of speed on ascents of 15 to 20 percent the Garmin does not register and I am left guessing what I just climbed. This is where the Inclinometer from Cantitoe Road steps in. This device is a simple bubble level that shows both ascending and descending grade percentage. It attaches to the handlebars with a secure mount and is easily readable while riding. The device is so simple yet incredibly accurate more so than computers that are relying on data from GPS that is read at intervals. If you absolutely need to know what kind of hill you are climbing at any given moment the Inclinometer from Cantitoe Road is easily the best choice.
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Reviewed by:  from . on 7/31/2013 11:21:00 AM
5 Stars
Surprisingly Accurate
I found the inclinometer to be surprisingly accurate. Most of the error is because I am reading the inclinometer from an angle behind the handlebars instead of directly above the device. I also have to ride with my prescription glasses to read inclinometer graduations accurately. The liquid in the bubble is well damped so it provides a steady reading while riding, but yet responds quickly enough to changes in incline. The 31.8mm (1.25") diameter inclinometer fits the bigger center section of my road bike handlebars perfectly. A small strip of rubber is included to go around the handlebars. With the rubber strip in place, I found the device was not going anywhere once the screws were snugged down. I did not overly tighten the screws and found the mounting bracket and screws to be plenty robust for the application. The directions say to zero the bubble on a level surface. I used my carpenters lever to find a level spot in my garage for the bike during installation. I also used the carpenters level to measure per cent grade on several slopes as an accuracy check for the inclinometer. The inches of fall divided by the level length (rise over run) measures per cent slope very accurately. The inclinometer agrees with my level within 1% grade on the 0 to 20% grades I tested. I have a 6% calibrated spot in my driveway that I use before and after rides to make sure the inclinometer has not been shifting calibration. The online Cantitoeroad instructions were much better than card that came with the inclinometer.
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Reviewed by:  from Denver, CO. on 7/10/2014
5 Stars
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I am getting a kick out of this inclinometer! I can SEE it, which is the first important feature (I wear readers). It fits nicely on my handlebars between the mobile phone unit and computer. Now I know what it takes to get into a 13% climb. It will be good to plan rides according to road grades.
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Reviewed by:  from Fort Collins. on 7/9/2014
5 Stars
Above and Beyond
Actually I erred and ordered the wrong size. Cantitoe went above and beyond in getting it straightened out for me.
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Reviewed by:  from . on 10/30/2013 1:12:00 PM
4 Stars
no tengo comentarios que hacer
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Reviewed by:  from . on 3/31/2012 9:22:00 AM

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