Hi guys. New to the forum. Just bought a Raleigh 3.0 Revino Road Bike the other day and I asked the counter person for a GOOD Speedometer/Computer that could tell all the basic stuff AND Temperature. The man picks out a Cateye that was like 60.00 bucks installed. Ok no problem. Well, the company forgot (and I did so to be honest) to give me the box it came in and the directions/manual.
Ok, no problem. I am usually good with figuring out these types of things. Before I went on a cruise today I looked up the model and read the reviews. Bad reviews across the board basically. I took the bike out and didnt like the features. Hard to figure it out (I could fix that with the direction booklet obviously), no temperature feature, BAAAAD backlite and the buttons are HORRIBLE. They are all located UNDER the computer which is a pain when scrolling through options as you ride.
So now that I am basically DONE with this thing.. I pose these questions to you, the pro's out there.
1)- Which is a GOOD easy to use Computer?
2)- Is there a temperature feature on the computer you are suggesting.
I am WILLING to pay up to lets say 125.00 tops. For what I do, thats pretty much a good limit.
My riding skills can be summed up like this:
I USED to ride a Nice Specialized Allez back in 2005. I rode to get in shape so I can make NYC Correction Department job I was offered. I was a tad overweight and needed to get in shape quick. I went down to the local Bicycle shop and they advised me on a Road Bike. I was VERY suprised at the amount of money it was (to me, 1000.00 was A LOT! lol) but I bought it anyways and I FELL INLOVE with it.
Fast forward a good 6 months. I rode the bike about 4-5 times a week and only rode for about 10-15 miles per day. I get the job I was trying to get and the hours at work are killer and I have NO time for the bike. I also have a child not long after and THAT takes up all my time as well.
6 years later, 45 pounds HEAVIER. I decide I need to ride again. Problem was, I sold my bike for extra cash for the baby. I go down to the local bike store and they sell me on a Trek 1.2 Triple. I buy it, try it around my house. I HATED IT. It was SUCH a SLUG!! I bring it back and the salesman sells me on a Raleigh Revino 3.0. I was suprised to hear Raleigh was a good Road bike. He suggested it was a GREAT bike for the price and you get A TON of upgrades over the Trek 1.2 Triple. OK.. I buy it. And now I am determined to ride 10-20 miles per day 3-5 times a week.
So I would like a GOOD to GREAT computer. Basically looking for the best JAMMED PACK full of features for the BEST price. (I know I know, I ask for a lot, right? LOL)
I appreciate your advice, suggestions.
I am going to sell my Cateye on ebay to recoup some money. But I am ADAMANT on not using this Cateye anymore.
P.S. I must be Wireless as well. I hate wires!