Cycle computer or GPS

monkeysm8 Posts: 191
edited May 2011 in Road buying advice
Do I really need a GPS???
I ride pretty much every day but have no means of seeing my speed or distance whilst riding.
I like the idea of a GPS but I can get a wireless computer and some 105 pedals for the price of a forerunner :D
Are GPS just expensive toys? Will a good wireless computer suffice?
If so which one is best?
Cateye strada, VDO A8+ etc


  • ThatBikeGuy
    ThatBikeGuy Posts: 394
    Depends, if you don't plan on doing long distance or touring rides then i'd save your money. I currently use a boardman wireless computer, works great, has everything i need including a cadence sensor, got it for 30 quid.
    Cannondale SS Evo Team
    Kona Jake CX
    Cervelo P5
  • tri-sexual
    tri-sexual Posts: 672
    depends on what you want it to do
    gps, great bits of kit
    but a bike computer is cheap and pretty much fit and forget, there is no need to keep charging batteries etc