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Old 10-05-08, 06:08 PM
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stem mounted computer

Not many product descriptions mention how they're mounted. Could someone please recommend one that mounts to the stem?

The cheaper the better, all the cheap ones have all the functions I care about. Don't care about wired/wireless, only that it can be mounted on the stem.
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Old 10-05-08, 07:02 PM
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Ten dollar Schwinn branded ones will mount on the stem.
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Old 10-05-08, 07:17 PM
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Wired Cateye Strada is nice, but more expensive than the Schwinns
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The Cateye Strata wired or wireless both mount on stem and are a very nice streamlined design that is easy to use. I had the wireless and had it stolen, I just ordered a wireless. Personally I wouldn't even consider any of the other computers. But everyone has their own needs so you might check out the specs.
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Old 10-05-08, 09:02 PM
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Meant to say I ordered the wired version. I don't see any great advantage to the wireless.
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The Sigma Sports computers can be stem mounted, so can specialized computers. Check the manufacturers websites. You can usually download user manuals and read the instructions to see if they can be stem mounted.
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Old 10-05-08, 10:59 PM
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The new line of Rebel computers from NiteRider all have a mount that will do stem or handlebars.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CigarDad View Post
The new line of Rebel computers from NiteRider all have a mount that will do stem or handlebars.
Have you actually seen these available for sale?

Some computers have a bar mount as standard and you have to purchase the stem mount as an option. My Cateye Astrale 8 is an example. This was not advertised so you had to look at the parts store or download the manual to find out about this option.
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Old 10-08-08, 02:35 PM
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The Trek Incite 6i can be stem-mounted (which is where mine is), and it's their cheapest model too. It's included in the package, nothing extra required.

I presume (but do not know for certain) that the rest of their line probably has the same form-factor and mounting bracket.

If I had to do it over again, I'd probably go with the 8i instead and get the pace indicator.
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Old 10-11-08, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kenl666 View Post
The Trek Incite 6i can be stem-mounted (which is where mine is), and it's their cheapest model too. It's included in the package, nothing extra required.

I presume (but do not know for certain) that the rest of their line probably has the same form-factor and mounting bracket.

If I had to do it over again, I'd probably go with the 8i instead and get the pace indicator.
All the Trek Incite line do have the same form factor and will stem mount on most stems. The pace indicator is really quite useless except for long rides.

I typically ride 18-20mph but from slowing/stopping during commuting, my computed average speed drops down to 13-14mph, so I'm almost always getting the "Better than Pace!" arrow on my 9i. For long distance riding it's a neat feature though
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Old 10-13-08, 09:10 AM
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Have you actually seen these available for sale?
Yes. I own one.
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Old 10-13-08, 09:34 AM
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There's a little $8.00 gizmo called the "knob" that allows you to mount any computer pretty much anywhere. Comes in a couple different sizes for different applications. Most tri heavy bike shops carry it.
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