Bicycle Mechanics - Bicycle computer, I need opinions
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08-16-04, 07:04 PM
I am looking to buy a computer for my bicycle. I just want it to tell me how fast im going, well basically all that a bike computer thing does. But i dont know what to buy, can somebody tell me their recomendation. I was looking at the Cateye Enduro 8. thanks
08-16-04, 07:10 PM
I bought the cheapazoid Bike Knoshbar computer, CA-210, I think. Less than $20 and it tells me how fast I'm going and a bunch of other stuff that I really don't need to know. You can probably get a similar unit with the Bell trademark on it at Wally World for a similar price. The Cateye is also a good choice.
08-16-04, 07:59 PM
Thumbs up here for the Cateye Enduro 8. It does everything you want it to do.. and doesn't have any "non-sense" functions.
You won't be disappointed.
08-16-04, 08:22 PM
Planet Bike computers are usually pretty cheap, and have rather big displays. I have a Trek computer on my road bike (bought it 'cuz it has cadence, and was on sale at the time I needed it). It's nice in that the main (current speed) display is big, and has two small display lines, so you can have, say, cadence on one line and time on the other, along with the speed. But the "tenths" digit on the small display lines is too tiny for my old eyes.
Oh, and I think Sigma computers are pretty affordable. I have one on my 'bent, but it came on another bike I bought used, so I have no idea how much it cost.
Another vote for the Enduro 8. I've installed dozens of them and there a fine computer
I like Cateye as a company and their products. The Enduro 8 is a very good computer and it's water resistent. I have a Cateye Wireless 2 and the sender unit went bad 11 months AFTER warranty had ended; I called Cateye to buy a replacement sender, but instead they sent one to me for free and they sent it fast-that's service beyond the call of duty!
08-17-04, 01:18 AM
I just installed a CatEye Enduro 8 about 10 days ago and have put a couple hundred xc miles on it. It's a no nonsense product, it does what you need it to do, has all the basic functions. I miss the thermometer that my old computer had but the wiring assembly is superior to any other computer I've used. You can't beat the price and replacement mounting kits are even very affordable. Check out this page for some deals on cateye enduro (http://www.eyebike.com/index/cateye_enduro-q.html). The main thing I don't like about it is you have to hold down the top button for a couple seconds when your on the elapsed time screen to view the current clock time. This is kind of annoying as I never wear a watch. For $19.95 I think it's the best deal out there. You can set the ODO and it has 2 trip distances and reports them to .01 mile. So far it works great and everything clamps snugly.
08-17-04, 04:01 AM
I like the Enduro too.
Generally, the weak link in bike computers is the wire harness. That skinny little wire finds ways to get broken. The Enduro has a fatter wire.
08-17-04, 09:29 AM
I bought a cheap one for $5, it works fine once I adjusted it.
It says the basics time, distance, avg speed, max speed.
08-17-04, 09:30 AM
i like my planet bike 9.0, nice, easy to read, simple and works well ....
08-17-04, 12:04 PM
I bought one for $10 at wally world, its all I can afford. Works fine, no problems with it. Says Schwinn on it but we all know better than that ;-)
08-17-04, 02:42 PM
I'm happy with my Topeak Comp 150. ~ $30 from Jenson about a month or so ago. Wireless, too. http://www.topeak.com/2004/products/computer_005.html
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