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    Best Computer for less than $60

    Any recommendations on high quality yet low cost computers w/ Cadence? Wired or Wireless is fine! I am getting my first bike tomorrow and would like to get a computer right away.

    Thanks for the info in advance!

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    I kinda like my Blackburn Delphi 4.0. $54 at Amazon of all places.
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    Actually, I got a cheap BELL($16), and my GF's got a cheap GT ($20),both wireless, and they seem to be working just fine for basic cyclometering. They don't have cadence, though (that's what my Ipod is for )
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl
    I kinda like my Blackburn Delphi 4.0. $54 at Amazon of all places.
    +1 on the Delphi. A 4.0 replaced my old Vetta with a failed cadence sensor. The thing feels well built. Thick, solid case for the computer and a nice thick wire for the cadence unit. The buttons feel excellent. Lifetime warranty. The Vetta that I had before was much cheaper feeling, almost frail.

    It also has 4 lines of data: speed, ride time, cadence, and another line that you can choose with a button (I keep it on distance), so you don't have to keep pressing buttons all the time to check different data.
    Last edited by Mach42; 05-23-07 at 11:20 PM.

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    Decide what functions you need on the computer and go to the LBS and forget what you thought you neede and buy the cheapest in the shop.

    Current speed-Milage on trip- average speed and total milage the computer has registered. That is all I look at on my computers and you can get that on a $10 nastie.

    I bought an astrale 8 with cadence for the Tandem and after we had checked what we are doing- we have never checked it again.
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    Cateye Astrale 8.
    What is better than getting your heart rate up and saddle time?

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    Not sure about price, but i just saw some of the newer Cateye computers in a bike shop and was struck by how small and sleek they are. Really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekindy
    Cateye Astrale 8.
    +1, can usually be had for under $30 even.

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    Astrale 8.

    But the cadence function gets old pretty fast, IMO. I'm gonna sell mine to get a speedo with just speed+distance. Let me know.

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