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Old 09-26-07, 08:26 PM   #1
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Computer Recommendations?

I want to get a computer for my bike (and one as an x-mas gift for my brother) and I've been reading some mixed reviews on most of the products.

What are your recommendations on a good computer? Are wireless units overrated?

I'd prefer a unit with speedometer/odometer/timer/cadence. The cheaper the better but I don't want a POS either.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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My frind got some sort of cateye and its pretty cool. Its not wireless, but I believe wireless would be better because of less tangle, espically if u have v brakes. My teacher had a cateye, but it went missing on the trail so make sure u get a good holder.
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I'm afraid to put a computer on my mtb because it will probably get smashed when I take a wicked diggah.
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i don't like computers on my mtb, because i focus on speed and mileage rather than having fun
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I was told that wireless doesn't work well on suspension forks due to constantly changing distance. Haven't tried it myself so I can't confirm. Could be a bunch of BS...
Ya, I read in some reviews that the wireless units were prone to interference from LED lights and other stuff, especially in the city.

Does anyone here find that the wired unit is a PITA? Does the wire ever cause any problems or get in the way?

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Does anyone here find that the wired unit is a PITA? Does the wire ever cause any problems or get in the way?
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Old 09-27-07, 04:39 PM   #7
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I'm afraid to put a computer on my mtb because it will probably get smashed when I take a wicked diggah.
Don't be sccrrrrd.
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the garmin 205 is pretty cheap right now and pretty awesome too!
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I was told that wireless doesn't work well on suspension forks due to constantly changing distance. Haven't tried it myself so I can't confirm. Could be a bunch of BS...
Yes, it is a bunch of BS. My Cateye Micro Wireless worked fine when I was running a suspension fork.

However, what DOES seem to kill wireless is COLD temperatures. In the 30s, my computer stops working.
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I have a wireless Specialized 'puter on my bike. It has a cadence function, but I don't use it. It's served me well for the last 3 years or so.
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Thanks for the replies all, I have chosen to buy the Cateye Strada. Customer reviews of the Cateye computers were mostly positive and they are a good choice for someone with a limited budget. I picked up 2 of them on Ebay for 55 bucks, shipping in.
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