PRO SCIO Alti cycle computer - in brief review£69.99

Height-gauging technology

BikeRadar score2.5/5

PRO's SCIO Alti offers clean, chunky looks and easy operation, but the altimeter function is labour intensive and adds expense.

The tiny mount can be squeezed on to even seriously short stems. Being able to skip back and forth through the menus is a joy after going round in frustrated circles with other computers, and the bottom-as-two-buttons design is easy to work with gloves or over rough ground. The three-line display is good and clear too, with a light for night ops.

Altitude and speed are fixed as the top two rows, so you can only use the bottom row to scroll through the other 19 functions. The altimeter is complex to set up and needs regular adjustment to keep it accurate, so we’d recommend the cheaper SCIO 12 for those not hung up on height gain/loss.

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: 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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