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Old 08-03-08, 07:20 PM   #1
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delphi or neuro

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i was about to buy the blackburn delphi6.0 ciclocomputer wen i saw that theres another line called neuro and it also hass the 2.0 to 6.0 models so now i have some questions.
- which one is better??
- why??
- is the delphi line good or bad??
- what is the main diference between delphi6.0 and neuro6.0??
all input on these matter will be much apreciated
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Old 08-03-08, 07:34 PM   #2
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On today's ride I got a long term product update on the Neuro 6.0.

My buddy generally likes it and gives it an 8 on a scale of 10, 10 being the best.

Everybody he knows that has one has had it come off while riding at least once. One cyclist's unit got ran over by a car and he sent it to Blackburn and they replaced it with a new unit at no charge.

He wishes the screen viewing combination were a little more flexible but that is minor.

One annoying feature is that the poorly designed stem mount tends to slide backward and also flexes up and down. These are the reasons that the unit tends to come off occasionally. This may or may not be an issue with the handlebar mount.

The software is very intuitive and after an initial consult with the directions rarely has to consult it. If he has a malfunction on a ride it is easy to manually enter ride data.

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Old 08-03-08, 08:22 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick answer. hae anibody user the delphi model?? particularly the 6.0
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Old 11-13-08, 11:13 AM   #4
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In response to the Neuro flying off from the stem mount. It happened to me alot until I zip tied the front end where there is a little square knob. Never flew off since and now I can say I truely like my computer although would love to upgrade to a garmin 305 or even 705 next year!
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Old 11-13-08, 12:15 PM   #5
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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- and 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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