Received a Pioneer Bicycle Computer system? 3 Equipment & Workarounds Get You Functioning Once more

This is a speedy post, far more of a PSA than just about anything. As you may remember, a pair of months back Shimano burned the Pioneer residence down (with gasoline and further hay bales), leaving Pioneer consumers in 1 of two states: Briefly broken, or Forever broken. Your broke status, like most issues in life, depended on in which you lived. With the have-nots this time about residing in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan. These end users, likely forward, no more time have a way to add information to 3rd bash sites (or Shimano/Pioneer’s possess web page). This is for the reason that Shimano isn’t supporting individuals international locations on their future internet site.

Whereas buyers in a boatload of other nations around the world will get a new Shimano web page in another 7 days, that does a thing. Frankly, we have no strategy what it does. As even the stock imagery photo they utilised was a blank computer display screen. Still, we can hold out hope (as prolonged as we’re not Australian).

Even so, this isn’t about the past (or the future). This is about the now. Due to the fact as promised, Pioneer disconnected ‘all the things’ on schedule.

To mitigate, a several diverse DCR readers have place together resources to aid persons out of this dumpster fireplace. These tools basically create conventional situation .Fit & .GPX documents from your Pioneer bicycle computer’s inside proprietary databases. Primarily, it’s an ATM that gives you actual-globe physical fitness file currency to upload to Strava or TrainingPeaks, somewhat than empties. For consumers in the aforementioned nations, this is the only way to get info off your laptop or computer. For consumers in the other nations around the world, yet again, you could have a little something next month.

Now, as I reported, this is a brief post. Also, I really don’t have a Pioneer head device, so I cannot test this. But there is a extensive and vibrant neighborhood of people in the opinions section of the final write-up, which includes the developers of the instruments/web-sites (which are all absolutely free), commenting and giving guidance to each other. The a few most important instruments/workarounds are:

PioneerDB-to-GPX Conversion Device: This will choose your Pioneer database file from your bicycle pc, and spit out a GPX file for upload to web sites like Strava, TrainingPeaks, and many others. Simply because it’s a GPX file, it will not have as substantially data as a .Fit file, nor will it work for indoor rides. But this is effective on all Pioneer head models. Many thanks to Jeffrey for this!

Exporting right on SGX-CA600: On the more recent CA600, you can also go into the menus straight on the unit and manually make a .Match file. It’s not distinct to me if this also performs on the more mature SGX-CA500 models (I really do not believe so). When you have this Match file (collected by way of USB cable from a computer system), you can then upload it to any 3rd bash web-site, with whole fidelity details also. Reader Lucas has outlined these ways, which I have copied down below:

1. On the CA600 go to Background.
2. Scroll to the bottom and you will locate “Create a In shape File”
3. Connect to a computer system and download the file and add to Strava

Idea: On the CA600 soon after finishing and saving a journey you will previously be in the Record menu.
1. Push UP button 3 instances
2. Press Pick on Developing a Healthy File
3. When you get property, link to a computer and add the file.

Utilizing Cycling Analytics: You can make a free account on Cycling Analytics (a instruction site), which will settle for your Pioneer .DB file and generate .Suit information from it that you can then export manually, or, have it thrust to applications like Strava. Furthermore, reward round: You can usually just use the Cycling Analytics schooling log platform also! Reader KeithB outlined these ways right here, which I’ve copied below:

1. Develop an account at link to
2. Upload your .db file (ability on your pioneer head device, then once booted, only then plug in your Pioneer head unit to your mac/Pc employing USB cable, provides up a file viewer so you can drag and drop from your head unit to your Computer)
3. Upload your .db file from your mac/Personal computer to biking analytics
4. Website link your cycling analytics account to Strava
5. Navigate to biking analytics/Strava status and manually upload the file to Strava.

Once more, the two of these look very secure to me. And following all, you have acquired nuttin’ to eliminate. Appropriate now you have received a paperweight. But in the long run, they aren’t Shimano sponsored of training course. Predominantly simply because Shimano currently still left you on the aspect of the highway.

With that – great luck! And massive many thanks to Jeffrey, KeithB, and Lucas – who have put these jointly to help other people out.

Thanks for studying!