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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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    Quote Originally Posted by xenologer View Post
    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?
    Last edited by AndreyT; 05-11-12 at 03:26 PM.

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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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