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    Bike Comp Decisions

    I tried posting this in the Electronics... section but no responses:

    I still need a bike computer for my '07 Trek Pilot 1.2 but have been overwhelmed with the choices. Initially I wanted the Polar 200cad since it seemed to be packed with features for under $200 but reviews here have been less than stellar (problematic operation, remote batteries not replaceable, data upload nearly useless). I don't want to spend the money for a Garmin model. So, should I forget about cadence, heartrate, and upload functions and just get an inexpensive speedo/odo (which?) or take a chance on the Polar?

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    If your going to commit that much money why not go all the way to a garmin gps.

    I have inexpensive wired units and expensive wireless/cadence. They both tell me how fast I'm going when I look.

    It might be fun though to see all that data from a garmin flashing up on the monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx
    If your going to commit that much money why not go all the way to a garmin gps.

    I have inexpensive wired units and expensive wireless/cadence. They both tell me how fast I'm going when I look.

    It might be fun though to see all that data from a garmin flashing up on the monitor.
    Have to agree. By all the reports around- The garmin seems to be the best. For a bike computer- all you need is a basic one. What you WANT is a different matter.

    Rethink your needs and save a bit more for the best.
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