Smart 9.0 computer review£30.99

Basic info at a good price

BikeRadar score3/5

While it's cheap for a wireless unit, the 9.0 still offers decent performance. Setup is relatively easy, but hidden buttons mean you have to do it off the bike. The massive magnet needs setting opposite the valve to balance the wheel too but it fits most aero spokes fine. It’s a single-position round bar mount only though.

Operation is easy and sealing very good, as rather than moveable buttons the whole head unit ‘shunts’ forward on the mount to make it press the actuator button underneath. The decent-sized, easily readable screen shows speed, time and distance, plus a pace arrow, and then either overall distance or temperature (which is a nice touch) and time of day as the bottom line. There’s no backlight though, which might be a problem at night.

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: 45
  • 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 than 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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