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Old 02-13-08, 07:55 AM   #1
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What do you know about Blackburn Neuro of Cateye V2C or V3 computers?

I saw on the Cateye website the new V2C and V3 models due out in March 2008. I was not aware of these models until today. A search indicates they are available in England. For how long I do not know. Anybody have experience with them?

The Blackburn Delphi computers are great looking units that seem to get a lot of criticism for malfunctioning in the wet, sometimes permanently. Anyone have experience with their new Neuro line?

Is the 2.4 GHz wireless going to be more reliable than the current models? I am not sure how reliable the current models are but most seem to get criticized for interference from power lines, powerful lights, and traffic control loops.

With the new Cateye and Blackburn models coming out I am started to get more interested in wireless.

Are there any more new models of interest?
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Old 05-27-08, 09:41 AM   #2
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Old 05-27-08, 10:29 AM   #3
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another interesting new computer on the scene is the niterider rebel.

I bought a delphi before the reviews were in. This time I'll let other people be the pioneers. You know how you can tell a pioneer? from the arrows in their back
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another interesting new computer on the scene is the niterider rebel.

I bought a delphi before the reviews were in. This time I'll let other people be the pioneers. You know how you can tell a pioneer? from the arrows in their back
The NR Rebel is due on the scene, I don't think it is here yet. I have been unable to find any information on the internet about them.

I contacted an Indianapolis LBS that carries their lights and they were not even aware that NR is coming out with a computer. Another LBS placed a large order and I have not verified if they have received them yet.
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The NR Rebel is due on the scene, I don't think it is here yet. I have been unable to find any information on the internet about them.

I contacted an Indianapolis LBS that carries their lights and they were not even aware that NR is coming out with a computer. Another LBS placed a large order and I have not verified if they have received them yet.
This Niterider Rebel STILL seems elusive...Google's turning up jack squat.

Anybody actually own one of these things?
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Here's the website:

http://www.niterider.com/cycle_computers.shtml
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I have the Neuro 6.0 (HR, CAD, Alt.). HR and CAD are spot on. The Alt. is sufficient but most or all barometric altimeters are flakey due to changes is air pressure throughout a ride. I never have the same reading when I start a ride and return to the same point an hour later. All and all, I like the unit, it's a good all in one. Only think that the new garmin gps computers are better (I hate polar, too many issues with their wireless sensors).
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I've cut and pasted this from another thread I just responded to, sorry for duplication but relevant answer here too!:

Did not like my Neuro 6.0 at all :-(

It kept freezing mid-ride, sometimes requiring a complete reboot (losing all data and settings) and sometimes just for a few seconds-minutes, so data would be inaccurate.

Obviously that was a faulty unit, but even that aside, I didn't like the inflexibility of data shown, and also it drove me mad having two little arrows next to the KPH (one up and one down) which would change depending on whether you were travelling faster than your average speed at that moment or slower. I HATE knowing my average speed mid-ride, it really upsets my pacing, and you couldn't turn it off. Altitude is obviously not going to be very very accurate in any brand of unit, but the altitude measurement on it was so insanely bad that it was totally unusable. Sometimes a hill would be 6%, next day it would be 26%, and sometimes a circuit would be 200m elevation one day, and then the same circuit would be 450m the next day... hmmmm.....

On a positive note I liked the look of it!

I took it back to the shop for a repair -it had been used for more than 28 days so they wouldn't refund- but fortunately Blackburn replaced the entire unit, so the shop were then happy to refund.

I bought a Garmin 305 instead (only £30 more expensive) and it is 10000% better- probably the best thing I've ever bought for my bike :-)
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I really wanted to get the Neuro 6, but all of the negative reviews scared me away.

I purchased the VDO Z1. The altimeter seems very reliable. Day to day, I naturally have to reset the actual altitude if I so choose, but the altitude changes during my normal routes are always consistent and the home altitude is the same when I return after a 2-3 hour ride.

Also the hill grade readings make sense and don't jump around during a climb.

So far the VDO unit has been rock-solid and I've been very happy with it.
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