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Bike Computer?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by ORrecumbent1, 7 Dec 2017.

  1. ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    What's a good quality brand bike computer that only gives Distance/MPH? Not looking for all that other foofarah. Just like to keep things simple. Would like to keep it $50 and under if that is possible. Thanks in advance, TW.
     
  2. Cateye make good, reliable cycle computers.
     
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Cateye velo wireless a great basic computer
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Thanks guys, I'll look at the Cateye brand.
     
  5. Reiver

    Reiver Whistling down the hills, tearing up the climbs

    Location:
    Middle Marches
    if only something like that existed - they all seem to be packed with pointless functions, just been looking at the specs for a basic model, "carbon offset" counter, what a completely meaningless feature to add.

    MPH & Overall Distance in big easy to read font is all I want. Can people now not ride a bike without staring at and playing with electronic devices?
     
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  6. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
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  8. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
  9. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    OP is in Oregon...
     
  10. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    He might have to wait a week or so but there's a Decathlon store opening in San Francisco this month.
     
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  11. OP
    OP
    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    Thanks guys but, got pointed in the direction of a Garmin 20 that was pretty much brand new, I went that route. It seems very simple and for $60 I couldn't pass it up. Once it's here, I'll try and do a review on it. TW
     
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  12. OP
    OP
    ORrecumbent1

    ORrecumbent1 Active Member

    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    All righty then, I got the Garmin in and got it set up. I am glad I went this route as it is really pretty simple to use and is pretty inconspicuous on the handle bars. As a newbie I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for simplicity, without all the foofarah, in a bike computer.

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  13. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    I have a decathlon one thats been running perfectly for 9 years - still on the original battery.
    I didn't get on with cateye it kept reading the bumps in the road as a switch off
     
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  14. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    Location:
    CS 2 and CS 3
    I use a Cateye Enduro 8 or similar on all my bikes...The older versions.There are newer versions out which I don't like much.

    How long does the battery last on your Garmin?
     
  15. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Location:
    Bradwell
    Does 'Garmin' need to be downloaded to a laptop, or is there a,way it can go to iPad via an app ?