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 Post subject: What cycle computer.?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Need a new cycle computer, wondering if any of you could recommend one.
Needs to be wireless, not cheap tat but not really expensive.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:01 pm 
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I have a couple of Cateye computers, mine are both wired, but they've worked faultlessly.


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Go for a garmin gps one. Ace and then Strava


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Ebay a GPS unit, a Garmin 205 or something.
Enter the world of Sporttracks and Strava.

Or use a GPS enabled phone.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Cateye cordless 7. Excellent little device although I think it's called something else now, Vectra possibly or Micra. Just replace the batteries (very) occasionally :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:05 pm 
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I have a cateye strada wireless and supplement it with Strava on the mobile. Would recommend both. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:43 pm 
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What do you want to use it for mostly


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Wired Cateyes all the way. I had a Topeak Panoram (the V12) for nearly a year, and wouldn't recommend that, nor would I recommend wireless.

Whenever I turned on the headlight, the computer wouldn't receive a signal anymore.
It also wouldn't automatically wake up when you started riding, so I had to manually turn it on every time. This is a problem across the Topeak range, and for that reason alone I'd recommend Cateye.

Now if only I could find a set of NOS Mity2's, ...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:01 am 
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I had a wired cateye (velo8) and it didn't do well in the rain, at all. It would stop recording speed regularly, and at worst reset entirely, which was frustrating to say the least. From what I've read online, this happens quite often with the Velo 8. I've since upgraded to the double strada wireless, with cadence, which I'd thoroughly recommend, though they are pretty dear new (around £60-70), so might be worth looking for on ebay - I got mine for £20. You can get them cheaper if you omit the cadence reader, which I don't think is that much of a loss really, though it is occasionally interesting to have an exact figure.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:03 am 
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I think Garmin and strava are definitely the way forward though, they are very high up on my want list...


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