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Old 07-14-09, 04:45 PM   #1
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Computer with ODO, MPH and Cadence

I don't need GPS, as my phone already does that. I have a Polar HR monitor, so I don't need that either. I don't care about wire/wireless, but am on a budget. There are so many choices, and everything seems focused on GPS and HR, so I can't figure out a computer that would do what I am looking for.

Can anyone offer a suggestion?
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Old 07-15-09, 02:09 PM   #2
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Have you tried Performance bike shop? They have a budget friendly selection.
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I like the SIGMA1606L. It's wired and has cadence. It's also easy on the budget.
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Old 07-16-09, 11:42 AM   #4
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Well, without cadence -- http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-SW654-.../dp/B000DZD3FQ
... works pretty good.

With cadence -- http://www.amazon.com/E3-F11C-Cadenc.../dp/B0018A8BUW
... never used that one, but it's certainly inexpensive.
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Old 07-16-09, 12:56 PM   #5
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Cateye Strada Cadence.
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Old 07-16-09, 07:28 PM   #6
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Cateye or Sigma.

Just keep in mind that if you get a wireless bike computer, it may or may not get along with your HRM. But if you're on a budget, you're probably better off with a wired.
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Sigma BC1606L. Wired, cheap, easy to install (but a little futzy to set up). $29 at LL Bean or $40 at REI. Spare harnesses are only $8 and make changing between bikes a breeze.
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cateye strada cadence.

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Serfas Level 2.....have three bikes running them, all fine.
http://cadence120.com/itemdetails.cfm?LibId=30941
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+1 on the Cateye Strada Cadence.
Easy to install, easy to use. Does exactly what you're looking for.
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sigma bc1606l. Wired, cheap, easy to install (but a little futzy to set up). $29 at ll bean or $40 at rei. Spare harnesses are only $8 and make changing between bikes a breeze.
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Sigma rox 8 verus cateye V2c

Does anyone have 1rst hand experience?

I like cateye's fastening of the computer, I feel the the sigma could fall off the bike if I were to fall or have an accident?

I do however like the fetures of the Rox8. So can someonoe please point out something that i need to know that are not on the manufacturers site?

Does anyone have pictures of the sensors installed?
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+1 on the Cateye Strada Cadence.
Easy to install, easy to use. Does exactly what you're looking for.
I have this but the only things I have issues with is the installation being very, very messy. The wires are all over the place. And I think having a backlit LCD would be awesome as well.
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I have had no problems with Sigmas and I have a wired one on my mtb that I use off-road.
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thank you guys, Im going to buy a Rox9...
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you don't mention phone type?
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I have a Windows Mobile phone, an AT&T Tilt. Thanks for all the advice. I lost track of this thread and had to search for it....
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thank you guys, Im going to buy a Rox9...
I love my Rox 9.0
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if all ur looking for is speed gauge and time, and other little gadgets, just go to wal-mart/target.
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Old 08-22-09, 06:04 PM   #20
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I have 2 of the Specialized Speedzone Elite cyclometers and have been very happy with them.

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cateye Enduro 8, inexpensive, and has lasted me a long time.
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Cateye Astrale 8 if you can find one.
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