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Best Cycling Computer if Money Were NO PROBLEM

Old 07-15-08, 01:43 AM
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Best Cycling Computer if Money Were NO PROBLEM

I'm organizing a road-cycling based raffle, and along with a new bike, I want to get a high-end cycling computer as one of the top prizes. I'm not worried about price, BUT I want to get something serious cyclists are going to use. Thanks.
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Old 07-15-08, 01:54 AM
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Garmin Edge 705 is the bells and whistles model, and there are steps down from there (605, 305, 205) if you want fewer functions.

I use a VDO MC1.0 and it's great. If money wasn't an issue, I'd replace it with the Z3 model so I wouldn't have to mount a separate heart rate monitor on the other side of the bars.
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Old 07-15-08, 02:20 AM
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Polar makes some good stuff too...my only issue with it is that it isn't Mac compatible. I own a 625x and it does more than I'd ever need it to. I believe the 725x is their cycling oriented model.
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Old 07-15-08, 03:04 AM
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Garmin 705 delux-o kit with cadence, hrm, and street maps ($550 - $750). If you really want to get fancy (and triple the price), toss in a powertap SL or Quarq power meter. It's "the best" cycle 'puter for the forseeable future because it has:

- Bike specific GPS
- Heart Rate Monitor
- Cadence
- Elevation
- Wireless Power Monitoring (w/ wireless Powertap hub or SRM)
- Online interface with analytical capabilities
- 14-16 hour battery life
- All standard bike computer stuff

Nothing else can really touch that right now and I can't imagine there will be anything close for at least 2-3 more years. I have one and money is far from "no problem" in my house .
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Old 07-15-08, 03:32 AM
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+1 for the Garmin Edge 705. The only negative on it for me is that the ETA function does not work at all.
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Old 07-15-08, 06:24 AM
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The 705 and a wireless Powertap.
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Originally Posted by FatguyRacer View Post
The 705 and an SRM.
Fixed (IMO).
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Old 07-15-08, 06:37 AM
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The Cateye V3 is pretty sweet IMO.
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Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
Fixed (IMO).
+1, cost no object: SRM + 705

If you can wait a few more months, the Qranium.
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If it's just a cyclocomputer, maybe a Cervo (the headunit from a Powertap).. I think some people would object to the recharging requirements for a Garmin.
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That's going to be an awesome raffle.
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Garmin 705 + SRM Wireless.
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Thanks for all the great input guys. I'll try to check them out and decide.
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