Which bike computer to buy?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by QueSera, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. QueSera

    QueSera DAD x 2

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    Today we live the future…

    If someone told me that someday we would be able to have a computer on our rides when I was 20, I would suggest he visited some doctor. Asap!

    And here we are now, perfectly able to do so.

    …which still leaves serious problems to be solved… Which computer should one buy???

    I have set my budget to a maximum of 40 euros (let’s say 50 Usd) and wish for a wireless one to avoid cable mess.

    Having researched the market I come across 2 computers that I like, and I would like advice on those or any other you guyz might be using…

    1. Ciclosport CM 4.2, Ciclosport CM 4.2 Computer | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com
    2. VDO X1 DW, VDO X1 DW | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    Both come from Germany, VDO is (in my mind) better known for its quality. The Ciclosport has a better layout to offer, I think the screen on the VDO is very crammed to follow when riding a bike…

    Any ideas?

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  2. Doohickie

    Doohickie Older than Hack

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    I don't know; I ride naked- no computers at all.
     

  3. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I use a $20. walmart cycle comp it has, odo, trip dist, speed, max spd, trip time, calories, fat, temp, and time of day and it is wireless I have bin useing it for a year seams ok to me
     
  4. QueSera

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    My friends also use budget computers, but often complaint of the cable. I wish to go for a wireless one.

    I think it’s better to buy once than twice…more cost effective as well.

    The thing is, is this thing needed, or is it just a gimmick for others to see???
     
  5. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    The wallmart one I think it is Bell is wireless and only $20 I allso got a new one for X-Mass a Vetta wireless and wireless hart rate monetor and cadence avalable but I have not used it, I will put that on my new bike when it cimes
     
  6. QueSera

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    Well, give us some feedback on the Veta when you give it a try please...
     
  7. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I gave a friend a Ciclosport as a gift this Christmas. They're decent enough.
     
  8. QueSera

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    Hi Brian, thanx for the input!

    Nice blog you got there!!!
     
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  10. jeepster93

    jeepster93 New Member

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    I use a Wally World computer on my ride. Installed on the front.
    It works.
    In fact I went and got a second one so I can have a computer on the rear wheel for the trainer, that I can remove for outside riding.


    IMHO...
    Easily the best is the Garmin.
    I use a Garmin forerunner 305, for both running and biking.
    It downloads itself into my workout log automatically, displays on a map, and shows altitude drops/gains, has a virtual partner to try and keep up with. Even has an HRM.
    An excellent tool for a recreationalist rider.
    HOWEVER...$130 on sale.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
  11. QueSera

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    Hi!

    Great advice on the Garmin, thank you!

    Is there a European vs. US model?

    I can see on Ebay the US models are seriously well priced. I could get one for less than half the money here.

    But will it work as it should? Are there maps included in the software?