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Old 04-24-08, 08:37 PM   #1
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What cyclocomputer to buy?

I'm buying my first road bike soon. I really only know that I want a cyclocomputer that has an odometer, speedometer, and trip time. Also, I'm not looking for something that will cost me alot of money
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Old 04-24-08, 09:17 PM   #2
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There are a lot of choices- kinda bewildering, huh?

Recommendation 1. You'll get more bang for your buck with a wired unit, as opposed to wireless. More reliable too.(remember Murphy?)

After I bought a nice little cheap Topeak unit- does everything you named & more- I realized that with its 2-line display, I'd have to push the button on it all the time to display different info. Hmm...

Recommendation 2. Consider getting one with a multi-line display(4 lines seems to work well).

Then I found a Planet Bike Protoge 8.0 on Craigslist- complete & cheap- paid a couple extra bucks for shipping, & really like it. It's wired, tells time, distance, trip, can be set for 2 different bikes, all you want & more. The PB Protoge 9.0 is the same unit, with the addition of a temperature display. The wired versions of both are very reasonable, especially if you shop around online. Maybe check on Amazon?

So- I dunno which bike computer you should buy, there are a lot of nice ones out there(the Cateyes seem to have a loyal following, though they cost more), but for the money, you could do a lot worse than the Planet Bike Protoge 8.0 or 9.0. Let us know whatever you choose.
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Old 04-24-08, 09:31 PM   #3
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I'll have to look at those later, Thanks!
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look into the Ascent 4 Line, Bike Nashbar sells it for 20 bucks and its wireless rf.
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I have a Specialized SpeedZone Comp that came "free" on my new bike last year. Given that it was a freebie, I doubt that it cost much. It has been very reliable and has been through a few good rainstorms with no problems. It is a basic instrument with speed, average speed, clock time, trip odometer, odometer, maximum speed etc. 3,900 miles on it so far and no problems.
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look into the Ascent 4 Line, Bike Nashbar sells it for 20 bucks and its wireless rf.
The Schwinn cyclometers sold at Wal-Mart are made by Ascent. A wired unit sells for around $10. I have one I have used for 2 years without changing the battery. It has all you want and more.
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I got this one recently: $39 at my local Penn Cycle on closeout.

Wireless too.




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Talking

I just bought 2 more on clearance st walmart for $5 each. what great backups
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