Cycling Monitors/Computers

Georgeee30

New Member
Hi guys!
We are currently researching into the popularity of cycling monitors/ computers for our university project.
If you could reply with answers to these questions it would be a MASSIVE help!

1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride?
2. If so, where did you buy it from?
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride?
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers?
5. How did you hear about cycling computers?
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist?

Thanks!
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Simontm

Veteran
OK, I'll bite:
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Aldi
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes. I am trying to build up a more consistent pace so the speedo is very useful to me.Not fussed about carbon, or calories and my phone does the strava stuff for me.
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Only on here
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Here and in magazines and other websites
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? No but I commute 100 miles a week then the weekend rides
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
1. Yes.
2. Internet and Go Outdoors.
3. No, just an interest thing to keep a tally.
4, Yes.
5. I was alive in the 1980s when they first bit the shelves.
6. Yes, but I only earn money from it part time.
 
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deptfordmarmoset

Full time tea drinker
Location
Armonmy Way
1. Not for the little back and forth trips to the shops, etc, otherwise yes.
2. Various: Aldi, Decathlon
3. Yes, for distance and average speed.
4. Yes, but GPS stuff seems to have replaced a lot of them.
5. I had one of those mechanical mileometer thingies when I was about 13 years old. It's just the next stage up really. But I don't remember where I first saw or heard of them.
6. !!!!! Have a guess!
 

ianrauk

Tattooed Beat Messiah
WHY THE SHOUTING?

1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Handtec
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Dunno
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? I'n my friggin' dreams.
 
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1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Them - Amazon, Halfords,
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes, most of the time
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? upgrade from odometer
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? what is a professional cyclist please?
 
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Location
Bucks
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Online specialist - Handtec
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Sure are
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes, virtually everybody I know, who cycles.
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? When I was a kid. Just became aware of them around 1989 or something like
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? They couldn't afford my wages
 

Glow worm

Legendary Member
Location
Near Newmarket
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Off the World Wide Wait
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes (as long as it calculates in Miles not KMs)
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Can't temember
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? No
 

MiK1138

Veteran
Location
Glasgow
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Halfords
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Internet
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? No
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
Hi guys!
We are currently researching into the popularity of cycling monitors/ computers for our university project.
If you could reply with answers to these questions it would be a MASSIVE help!

1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? no
2. If so, where did you buy it from?
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? no
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? people keep banging on about em :cursing:
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? no

Thanks!
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1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes.
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Evan's probably. It's 15 years old
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Rely mostly on phone app, but use computer to monitor speed as I am lazy and keep slowing down. Keeping phone display on chews through batter.
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? probably the internet
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? lol

Thanks!
 
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride?Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from?LBS
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride?Yes, mostly for the map
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers?Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers?Other cyclists
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist?No
 

Slioch

Guru
Location
York
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes
2. If so, where did you buy it from? Internet (Wiggle)
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Can't remember. Been using them for over 30 years. Probably in a bicycle magazine or in local bike shop.
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? No
 

al-fresco

Growing older but not up...
Location
Shropshire
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yep, always
2. If so, where did you buy it from? 2 from Aldi, 1 from Sainsbury's, 1 from Halford's Internet and I forget where the other one came from.
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yep.
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yep
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Had a mechanical one back in the 70s. Were amazed when Aldi did electronic ones for £5 and now own 2 Garmin GPS units.
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? No.
 
1. Do you use a cycling computer to help you when you ride? Yes - but it's only as a GPS. I'm not bothered with HRM, cadence, etc
2. If so, where did you buy it from? 2nd hand off eBay (I think)
3. Do you find that cycling computers are beneficial when you ride? Yes, but I only use it for for navigation and odometer
4. Do you know of others that use cycling computers? Yes
5. How did you hear about cycling computers? Been involved with GPS since the comedy Silva GPS Compass XL 1000 in the mid 1990's
6. Are you a 'professional' cyclist? Far from it
 
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