Topeak Panoram V10 cycle computer - in brief review£39.99

Simple, easy to use eight-function unit

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The Panoram is a simple but easy to set up and use computer at a good price. It’s a properly waterproof “drop it in a puddle or hose it clean without worrying” unit and gets a two-year guarantee too.

The ziptie mount fits on bars, stems and top tubes, and the Jubilee clip style mount on the ‘lipstick’ fork sensor is much more secure than O-ring equivalents. The two-tone, three-line, four-cell design puts a big speed or max speed reading in the centre of the display.

The glove-friendly single button then scrolls through the other eight functions on the top and bottom rows. They get hard to see in darker/wetter conditions though, because there’s no backlight.

There’s a cheaper wired version too (the V10x) if you want a fail-safe connection, as well as the more expensive cadence-counting V10c .

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster tfhan the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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