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What bike computer do YOU use?

Old 12-30-11, 08:25 AM
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What bike computer do YOU use?

...and do you like it?

I have a bare bones Cateye Enduro that has worked well for me for years. My father-in-law gave me his old Polar CS200 to use for my new bike but I have heard a lot of mixed reviews of them.
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Old 12-30-11, 08:48 AM
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Garmin Edge 500 and love it!

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=160&pID=36728
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Old 12-30-11, 09:14 AM
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I have a 10 year old Specialized Speedzone Elite with wired cadence, $10 new on clearance. Just you try finding something under $100 with half the features. Old doesn't mean outdated.

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Old 12-30-11, 09:17 AM
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I kinda like the Cateye Enduro like you have. I just use the speed and time display as I ride, and can check cadence doing a six-second count. I feel pretty good about judging cadence after doing that for a while - and I like the fact that there isn't a display full of numbers, just the two. And my wife and I have the same computer on our bikes, so one of us doesn't have to figure out how two different ones work, if you know what I mean...
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2 Cateye Strada and 1 Cateye Velo.
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Old 12-30-11, 09:24 AM
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I have an entry-level Cateye Vectra wireless. It has everything I need except it doesn't have Avg. Speed which I thought I wouldn't care about but I found out I miss it. However, I'm not going to spend more $$$ to get something else just to get that. Heck, I can calculate that in my head.
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Old 12-30-11, 09:26 AM
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I use the Sigma 1909 wireless with HRM and Cadence.
https://www.sigmasport.com/us/produkt...punkt=features


I'm not sold on the buttons as they sometimes stick or I don't push them in far enough. They could use a better button design I think. Overall, it does the job for around 100$ as I'm not going to drop more than that on a bike computer. I don't need a gps or ride mapping just yet.
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Old 12-30-11, 09:30 AM
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A second hand Forerunner 305 is a good option for literally anything but use with a power meter.
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garmin edge 705 and 500
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Old 12-30-11, 09:39 AM
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Cateye Strada Cadence (wired) on the road bike and a Sigma 509 on the hybrid. The wife uses a Garmin Forerunner 405CX along with a Sigma 509 (for speed only). She rides a tadpole trike and the speed/cadence sensor can only be used for one or the other since her crank is on the opposite end of the bike than her wheels. She had a Bontrager wireless computer, but the damn thing never did work right from day one.
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I used a cateye double wireless all last year - I had no complaints.

I got a garmin edge 800 from my family for christmas, and I am loving it so far on the few short rides I have been on with it.
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My 1.5 year old Cateye crapped the bed just in time for my Edge 500 to show up for Christmas! One ride in the Edge is an awesome unit but I know I'll be making changes to make it perfect!
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
2 Cateye Strada and 1 Cateye Velo.
This, only one Strada less.

The Velo 8 works without any problems; Strada loses the signal from the sensor from time to time, I'm guessing due to the magnet being right on the edge of the 5mm max allowed distance. Adding another rubber spacer under the sensor should fix it, I'm just too lazy to do it.
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Edge 500 and before that a Cat Eve Strada Wireless. The cateye worked well but eventually I want to get the HRM and cadence sensors.
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Cateye wired cadence. I would like a GPS capable unit but those cost an order of magnitude more.
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Edge 500.

Being able to save data from a single device without manual transcription has been invaluable. After good wheels, it's the best money I've spent on cycling.

(before I had an Incite 9i + Cateye HRM.)
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Edge 800 and Garmin Duo Tap. I have a Cycle Ops Power Tap Pro on it's way.
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Originally Posted by miyata man View Post
I have a 10 year old Specialized Speedzone Elite with wired cadence, $10 new on clearance. Just you try finding something under $100 with half the features. Old doesn't mean outdated.
And cheap doesn't mean modern either. That's an outdated computer -- no GPS, no heart rate, no data download, and wired cadence. Add on ugly, and there are all your reasons that at least half a decade after production stopped you can still find them on clearance.

I use a Garmin Edge 500. It's worth the extra $340.
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YT 816 bogeer cycling computer, reliable , inexpensive.
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Old 12-30-11, 11:32 AM
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Cateye Strada Wireless on the road bike.
Only complaint is that the design makes the entire computer body into the button, and I have occasionally done a trip reset by unintentionally leaning on it for 3 seconds while stopped. It's less of an issue since I moved it from the stem to the bars, but has still happened once.
ETA: Twice. I somehow did it yesterday. Looked at my mileage when it should have read about 12 and it was at 3.something. Grumble grumble.

Ascent IO on the MTB.
I've seen it offered under other brand names as well. No complaints about this one at all. The trip reset is a small button on the bottom, so there is no possible way to accidentally reset it. Also has a temperature function, which is nice to know, but not essential.

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Old 12-30-11, 11:37 AM
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Cateye Strada double wireless (speed and cadence).
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I have my son's old wrist watch on my commuter bike. My other bikes have nothing.
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