What bike computer?

SpaceBadger Posts: 113
edited February 2009 in Commuting chat
Hi everyone,

Just after some advice as to which bike computer people would recommend?

I'd like to crank up the geek-o-meter by getting involved in the stats of my commute but as a mere tax-dodging :oops: PhD monkey I have limited cash to spend on bits of kit....am thinking around £30-40 mark - can I get a decent one for that price? And what is the general consensus on wireless v wired computers? I've read previous comments about issues with interference from other devices eg mobiles, is that a big problem?

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  • I used to regularly manage to average 99.9mph on the way home with my old Tesco wireless computer (now in bin)

    TBH I have never had much luck with wireless computers so always go wired now. I currently use a very cheap Halfords 12 function wired cycle computer which always seems on the money.

    Not sure what causes the interference but they all seem to be affected by it.
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  • There's the cateye strada cadence... about £35 from Wiggle.
  • sarajoy
    sarajoy Posts: 1,675
    I managed to get a Specialised one with cadence for £25 from my local Specialized shop. Surprised me, that did!
  • The CAteye that lost mentioned is pretty good.

    Sigma 1606 normally £57 for £41 some of the pros use these so must be pretty good.


    If you can spend a bit more I would get a Polar CS200 Ive had one for around 2 years and apart from changing the chest strap batt every month havent had any problems with it.

    I would go for wireless the work great without bothersome wires to try and clean etc-provided you set it up correctly should be fine.
    "People setting the pace too fast on the front are abused to slow down. Riders that do not share the work are abused. Riders that need abuse get abused and the abuse is done in every language so they get the message"
  • prawny
    prawny Posts: 5,440
    I've got a basic wired cateye strada £20 and it's the best I've had so far. Looks nice too :D
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  • It's not just wireless, my town bike with it's cheap wired halfords one hit 97mph.......
  • Rich158
    Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    I'd second the Polar CS200, I've had two Polar computers and both have been excellent. Wireless generally is OK, I occasionally get an odd reading, always in the same area, so I just put it down to intereference of some kind. 95% of the time they work fine though.
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • I've got this one from Cateye:
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Catey ... 360017918/

    I've had it for little over a year now, it's a nice little computer that hasn't gone wrong.