Recommend me a cycle computer

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percybigun
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Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby percybigun » Sat Oct 06, 2012 06:41 am

I only really need basic functions, speedo, tripometer, odometer etc, but it must be:

Backlit
Change to MPH
wireless
Under £50
Decent handlebar mount (all cateye reviews are poor on the mounts)

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Richard Farrant » Sat Oct 06, 2012 08:29 am

I have had no issue with the cateye strada mount? It does all that you want except the backlit option

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Dashik » Sat Oct 06, 2012 08:38 am

Same here, My Strada is fine and so is the mount.

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby unixnerd » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:20 pm

If you run head torch you won't need a back light. I have the double wireless Cateye Strada with cadence function and it's great, paid 60 quid. Cadence is a great training aid.
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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Thebigbee » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:01 pm

Given up with computers after getting introduced to Cyclemeter and Endomondo Pro on my phone.

Was like going from B&W to colour.

Unless it has a cadence sensor and you REALLY need to see how fast you are going a bit pointless, IMO.

I used and still have a Cateye Micro wireless and only keeping it to either give to the kids or if I get a MTB. HTH

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Thebigbee » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:05 pm

percybigun wrote:I only really need basic functions, speedo, tripometer, odometer etc, but it must be:

Backlit
Change to MPH
wireless
Under £50
Decent handlebar mount (all cateye reviews are poor on the mounts)


Don't think I had any problem with my Cateye mount IIRC I mounted it on the stem. My main critiscm with Cateye is that spares and additional mounts are extortionate - so much so that it was actually more cost efficient for me to buy a whole new computer - just for the mounts and sensor - and flog the computer!

Aldi and Lidl also do wireless comps with 3 year guarantee from about £8

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby RandG » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:38 pm

Thebigbee wrote:Given up with computers after getting introduced to Cyclemeter and Endomondo Pro on my phone.




Can I ask if cyclometer back light stays on ?

The worse thing I have found about all those apps is the back light goes off, which for obvious reasons is to save the battery, but I doubt a fully charged battery will go in 4 hours riding.

The only app I have found that the back light stays on is SportsTrackLive, I use it all the time, despite having, mapmyride,strava and everytrail.

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby RandG » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:41 pm

Nevermind, it's for iphone only :roll:

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Simon Masterson » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:44 pm

Thebigbee wrote:Given up with computers after getting introduced to Cyclemeter and Endomondo Pro on my phone


And they're accurate, are they? ;)

I wouldn't ever want to have my phone up on my handlebars. That's asking for trouble, and my phone is bulky anyway; my computer is nice and small. I think it's fairly irresponsible to use it at all if truth be told; should something happen you might need that battery!

In terms of recommendation I use a Sigma BC1009 (wired) and it's excellent. Easy to use and read and has most of the measurements I want. The model up has a backlight as well as cadence.

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby RandG » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:55 pm

Simon Masterson wrote: I think it's fairly irresponsible to use it at all if truth be told; should something happen you might need that battery!

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Slight over exaggeration on the irresponsible use of your own fone :lol: but I agree with the sentiments of possibly needing said battery.

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Simon Masterson » Sat Oct 06, 2012 14:29 pm

RandG wrote:
Simon Masterson wrote: I think it's fairly irresponsible to use it at all if truth be told; should something happen you might need that battery!

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Slight over exaggeration on the irresponsible use of your own fone :lol: but I agree with the sentiments of possibly needing said battery.


It's only an over exaggeration until you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere... ;)

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby slowsider » Sat Oct 06, 2012 14:57 pm

It's only an over exaggeration until you find yourself CRASHED in the middle of nowhere... ;)

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Sat Oct 06, 2012 15:11 pm

percybigun wrote:I only really need basic functions, speedo, tripometer, odometer etc, but it must be:

Backlit
Change to MPH
wireless
Under £50
Decent handlebar mount (all cateye reviews are poor on the mounts)


Bikehut 11 function. About £24 in Halfords. We have three of these on our bikes and they are great. Easy to read, very accurate, small and cheap.

A new one cheap on eBay at the moment (I do not know the seller)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/bikehut-11-function-cycle-computer-/190734634317?pt=UK_Sporting_Goods_Activity_Monitoring_MJ&hash=item2c68ab8d4d#ht_570wt_1186
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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Simon Masterson » Sat Oct 06, 2012 15:20 pm

slowsider wrote:It's only an over exaggeration until you find yourself CRASHED in the middle of nowhere... ;)


Well yes, I was going to suggest that! Not to mention if you find anybody else in an unconscious heap in the middle of nowhere. 'Sorry gov I would have phoned for an ambulance...' doesn't cut it.

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby RandG » Sat Oct 06, 2012 16:22 pm

What did you do "in the olden days before mobile fones" or has cycling only been around since mobiles were invented :lol:

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby butcher of bakersfield » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:10 pm

I sometimes have trouble with the connection between computer and mount on my Cateye Strada; it stops working and I have to pop it out, pop it back in again. Hasn't done it for a while mind...maybe just some dirt in there.

That said, it's well built, I love the simplicity of it, and it's VERY accurate when matched with my Garmin GPS (more so than other computers I've owned).

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Paul E » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:18 pm

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby slowsider » Sun Oct 07, 2012 09:02 am

RandG wrote:What did you do "in the olden days before mobile fones" or has cycling only been around since mobiles were invented :lol:


Carried a 2p coin :mrgreen:

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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Mikey41 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:12 pm

percybigun wrote:I only really need basic functions, speedo, tripometer, odometer etc, but it must be:

Backlit
Change to MPH
wireless
Under £50
Decent handlebar mount (all cateye reviews are poor on the mounts)

I got a Bell one from ASDA, £13. Works OK, but I think it's over-reading slightly, must have a look at the instructions again.
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Re: Recommend me a cycle computer

Postby Simon Masterson » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:56 pm

RandG wrote:What did you do "in the olden days before mobile fones" or has cycling only been around since mobiles were invented :lol:


That is an excuse that I give every time my wife lectures me about not taking mine out with me, but in 2012 everyone's got them, they're very useful, and if you've got it it's irresponsible to misuse it. I'm sure there are fewer payphones around these days anyway; it's not unlikely...


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