Pro cycle computer

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by e-rider, 10 Jul 2012.

  1. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    Having watched the TdF over the past week I've noticed that most of the pro riders use the same cycle computer which extends out in front of the handlebars. Does anyone know the make/model?
     
  2. Tomba

    Tomba Well-Known Member

    Like THIS?

    I think most of them are using SRM cranks with power meters?
     
  3. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Yup, definitely SRM power meters.

    Like all kit the pros use, they're available for anyone to buy...

    Yours for £2,500 or thereabouts.

    d.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    Thanks for the replies

    Yes, that is the one - that explains why I couldn't find them for sale on Wiggle or CRC!!!

    However, I like the positioning of the head unit on the bars so I don't see why Cateye etc. couldn't make a standard computer that positions on the bars in the same way - much more easy to see whilst cycling.
     
  5. amaferanga

    amaferanga Veteran

    Location:
    Bolton
    You can position a Garmin or any other computer like that. For Garmins there are now a couple of mounts (Barfly and K-Edge), but for a regular computer you just need a bar extender like this.

    I have my Edge 500 mounted on one of the carbon bar extenders and it's positioned just like the SRM computer.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    not a bad idea, but I wouldn't want to add all that extra material and it would look a bit ugly too on a slick road bike
     
  7. amaferanga

    amaferanga Veteran

    Location:
    Bolton
    It doesn't look ugly at all. It looks way better and sleeker than a stem mounted Garmin.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    that is probably true as I'm not a fan of stem mounting. However, I have a small cateye computer and that would look strange on such an extension
     
  9. amaferanga

    amaferanga Veteran

    Location:
    Bolton
    True. It works for a Garmin, but would look a little odd with a teeny Cateye computer on it.
     
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