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Old 05-10-12, 02:34 AM   #1
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Quality in cycle computers makes a big difference.

I just put the cheapest nastiest $30 wired computer I could find on my beater as it gets used for time sensitive commuting. Compared to my 6 year old cateye enduro 8 on my good bike this thing is ugly, has less functions, is harder to use, and I get the feeling it won't hold up to rain as well. Cateye sure do know how to make a nice little computer...
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That is a cool story bro
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$30 = Cheap?

Try ebay for $3.50. Now those are some cheap looking bike computers.

Although I am tempted to buy one and use it as a cadence monitor on my spin bike.
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I agree
cateye enduro is a great cyclecomputer
have it on 3 of my bikes
wanted it on my new 4th, except cateye decided to make a bad business move and sell direct instead of going through distributors.... now my lbs never has them in stock because its too much trouble for them to special order a single item from cateye when all the other stock is from single distributor....
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I kinda prefer the cheap ones. I don't need all those extra functions, just need it to work.
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I like to have 2 different trip counters so I can keep tab of daily, weekly, and total distances. This new one an Echowell Bri2 (not quite the cheapest but close) is made in Taiwan at least. But I don't like the styling much. Also it attaches to the stem and not the bars. Maybe on a roadbike the stem is easy to see, on my slighly too small beater it makes it hard to read with a quick glance.
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I like Cateye but had issues with their wireless older models, and none of the three (2 Cateye's and one VDO) wireless computers I had lasted more then 3 years so I went back to wired and tried a Sigma for the first time...it's a great computer, nice looking, easy to read and easy to use, and so far it's lasted a year.
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I agree
cateye enduro is a great cyclecomputer
have it on 3 of my bikes
wanted it on my new 4th, except cateye decided to make a bad business move and sell direct instead of going through distributors.... now my lbs never has them in stock because its too much trouble for them to special order a single item from cateye when all the other stock is from single distributor....
http://www.amazon.com/Cateye-CC-RD40.../dp/B002HHQNL4

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6 years on a single wired computer for me. I don't see the need for wireless when it stays on the bike anyway.
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Er... I'm not exactly sure how $30 for a computer ended up as "cheap". Actually, $30 is the regular price for typical high-quality enthusiast-level cycling computer. That's also how much a good CatEye would cost. Moreover, that's actually the price of aforementioned CatEye Enduro 8 at REI, for one example.

So, where did $30 come from?

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My $15 wireless computer from Wal Mart has served me well
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Does your Enduro 8 record in 0.5 mph increments above 20mph?
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It will give me 0.1km incriments at 50kmh and over so I'd imagine it will run 0.1 if set miles as well.
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