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Old 06-11-07, 04:36 PM
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What cycle computer do you use?

What do you use?
What features are must haves for you?
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Old 06-11-07, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by JumboRider
What do you use?
What features are must haves for you?
$8.99 Schwinn computer

Speed, elapsed time, AVG speed, peak speed, miles
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Old 06-11-07, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by JumboRider
What do you use?
What features are must haves for you?
Not a bike computer, but I ride with a Garmin 60CSx handheld GPS unit. A little overkill... I initially bought it for other uses, but when I realized that they had a bike mount for it I thought "What the heck."
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I have the garmin 301 already, but it has huge problems picking up satalites
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Old 06-11-07, 05:31 PM
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Garmin 305 with Heart Rate Monitor. Just an excellent piece of equipment. Have no issues with the satellites being picked up at all. I had to have HR, but I am also a data junkie and wanted the numbers. I had to have a way to upload the numbers so I could pick them apart and on occasion, load a ride so people could see my path.
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Old 06-11-07, 05:37 PM
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I like the look of the 305 and many say that the sat pickup is better. It may be a reward for when I drop below 250 pounds. I think I am looking for a wireless comp that is simple for now. I too am a data geek, but at this point in time I don't have much data to add.
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Garmin Edge 305 here, and also an ultra-cheap CatEye Micro Wireless as a backup for when I forget to charge the Garmin.
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When I first started, I just had a Trek Incite 8i and it was a good basic computer, but I wanted to get a HR monitor. I looked at various things, but I ended up getting a Polar CS200cad. This is a fantastic little computer, hated to get rid of it, but it would not allow me to upload the data how I wanted to see it like the Garmin can. I was going to try and write some computer code, but decided I did not want to try and hack their stinking sound transmitter. It was just easier getting the Garmin 305. The Polar is a great unit, but if you have a big chest, the strap max's out at a 58-60 chest size. When I first got mine, my wife cut the strap and sewed on an extension so it would be more comfortable and would not pull so much. I could get it on, but it was really tight. The Garmin strap is huge, probably fit a 65" chest.
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Cateye Strada. Does everything I need it to do and with one button.
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Originally Posted by JumboRider
What do you use?
What features are must haves for you?
Currently a Filzer db2L, about $10 at Mountain Equipment Co-op, has the basic features, speed, odo, trip odo, ride time. Nice feature, it's easy to read, without needing my "better" glasses. I use it mostly to log distance and time.....
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Tried several cheaper computers with wireless CAD and SPD but kept having problems in my area with interuption and really wanted HR as well. Went with the Edge 305 with CAD and HR and will never look back. I'm a bit like JAX I like picking apart my rides, and wanted something easy to use with several bikes. If the 305 is in your budget do some Googling, I got mine all said and done with HR and CAD for $300 shipped overnight. That's the cheapest I found by far.

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Trek Incite 9i (like about a $20 computer)
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I just hope Garmin will add an option power sensor for the 305.
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Bell here. Odo, max speed, ave speed, trip dist and time. Oh..and a clock, lol.
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I currently have a Specialized Turbo. The only functions on it I ever really use is the speedometer, trip odometer, and general odometer. I'd like to get one that also included cadence and possibly heart rate, but since I have a working computer my money is going elsewhere for now.
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Mine is a Schwinn too and I think I paid $9.99.

It has everything I need. Trip miles, Total miles. Current speed, Average speed, Top speed. Trip time and a clock so I don't have to take my watch. It is a wired one.
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I've got a Bell "El Cheapo" It's wireless and I think was around $15.
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Originally Posted by Stujoe
Mine is a Schwinn too and I think I paid $9.99.

It has everything I need. Trip miles, Total miles. Current speed, Average speed, Top speed. Trip time and a clock so I don't have to take my watch. It is a wired one.
i have the same one....is there anyway to reset it and not reset the clock?
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do you use two transponders? one for the Garmin, one for the Cateye?
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Bike Planet 5.0. Cost: about $15. Similiar features to those mentioned in the same price range. Only had it a week but it seems to work well.
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Originally Posted by freemti
do you use two transponders? one for the Garmin, one for the Cateye?
I do. The Garmin cadence and wheel sensor is mounted near the rear wheel so it can pick up the wheel magnet and the pedal magnet. The cateye sensor is mounted on the front fork.
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I use a Topeak Comp 130, and I love it. It has all the standards, also has pace. Sometimes I wish I had a cadence and HR monitor, but I do alright w/o it...
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Originally Posted by joshdavis
i have the same one....is there anyway to reset it and not reset the clock?
I put it on trip miles and hold down the left button for a few seconds and it resets everything but total miles, top speed and the clock. I can reset top speed by displaying it and holding the left button down for a few seconds.
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