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Portable Radio for riding

MickTupMickTup Posts: 159
edited May 2012 in The hub
Does anybody listen to the radio while out riding off road? If so what’s the best portable sports radio out there with good reception and sound quality one you can hear over the wind, ease of use with arm strap? I have Nike Philips one at the moment which is excellent but it’s on its last legs and they don’t make it anymore. Help please!

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
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  • MickTupMickTup Posts: 159
    Or a MP3 Player with FM radio that works and doesn't have sh1te reception with sound you can hear while riding over the wind blowing the headphones
  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Shite reception is a given for most mountain biking areas, no? Or is that just Wales?
  • MickTupMickTup Posts: 159
    I have no problem where I ride with reception on my current Nike Philips radio was wondering what options are available as it's no longer produced
  • BriggoBriggo Posts: 3,823
    I have no idea if it is, but would a DAB radio be better for reception? My DAB radio at home is awesome, picks up signal stupidly quick and always spot on, compared to the previous Sony non DAB radio I had.

    No idea what it'd be like in the great outdoors.
  • steelie600steelie600 Posts: 519
    Iphone, listening to streaming radio stations??

    Ive used that on my motorbike on long trips before now
    Idiot ^^^^^^^^^

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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    steelie600 wrote:
    Iphone, listening to streaming radio stations??

    Ive used that on my motorbike on long trips before now
    Oh come on, there's no way you can get fekkin streaming radio on a mountain bike trail. You're taking the pi** now, surely.
  • steelie600steelie600 Posts: 519
    NOPE!! If youve got mobile signal an iPhone will play BBC Iplayer!! I listen to radio 1 cos im a chav at heart so im sorted for 99% of the country!! And if youve no signal just play some mp3's in your iTunes library!
    Idiot ^^^^^^^^^

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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    Got an Edge mobile signal here, and can't stream radio1.
  • AbraAbra Posts: 338
    cooldad wrote:

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    haha memory’s. While living in Germany a new kid moved in and he got one of these. He thought he was so cool. So me and my friends beat the censored out of him and set fire to this his bike. awee good times. We later made friends with the kid cuz his dad had the best porn.
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    Just sing to yourself as you go along.
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  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    steelie600 wrote:
    Iphone, listening to streaming radio stations??

    Ive used that on my motorbike on long trips before now
    Oh come on, there's no way you can get fekkin streaming radio on a mountain bike trail. You're taking the pi** now, surely.
    I can, the only issue is jitters and possibly a signal drop when the phone goes from using one mast to another which i sometimes get in a dip round my trails.
  • Redhog14Redhog14 Posts: 1,377
    huffy-radiobike-1955.jpg like this you mean?
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Got an Edge mobile signal here, and can't stream radio1.

    +1, need 3G or Wi-Fi.

    I've got one of the newest iPod Nanos with an FM radio, and it's shite, so don't get one of those! Was thinking it'd be good to listen to the radio whilst riding for a bit of variety, (got the Nano as warranty replacement for an old one), but it just doesn't work, horrendous signal. They use the headphones as the aerial, and I understand the Apple ones work best (no surprise), shame they're censored !
  • bennett_346bennett_346 Posts: 5,092
    njee20 wrote:
    Got an Edge mobile signal here, and can't stream radio1.

    +1, need 3G or Wi-Fi.
    Ner. I find i can only get a reliable connection for radio streaming with HSDPA. 3G takes too long to switch from one mast to another when streaming, so it drops the stream sometimes.
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