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cycle computerlikesbikes
May 21, 2001 11:59 PM
not sure if this is a component or not, but it should be.

at any rate, I'm looking at buying a new one and don't have a clue which are good and which are not.

Opinions anyone?
Try Cateye productsMarlon
May 22, 2001 2:36 AM
I've used both the Cateye Mity 2 and the Astrale on my bikes. The Mity 2 (latest incarnation is now Mity 3) served me well, but I never really tested it under harsh conditions. The Astrale is useful with its cadence sensor, but I find it tends to go kaput once it starts raining heavily. However, the low prices I paid for both the Astrale and Mity 2 made me happy with what I got.

Installation isn't too bad with the two computers, but I think there's easier setups - both the Astrale and Mity use wires.

If you want to go wireless, I've heard a couple of recommendations for Shimano Flight Deck and Campy ErgoBrain computers.

Also, there's Echowell computers that are causing a fairly big stir in Europe at the moment.
Product Reviews section is helpful (nm)Brian C.
May 22, 2001 8:22 AM
CatEye Enduro 2Pablo
May 22, 2001 9:03 AM
I've been happy with my Enduro 2 from Cateye. It's got a thicker cable which is supposed to be more rugged than standard computers. I've had good luck with it on and off road (my mtn bike is currently my "everything" bike). It also has 2 wheel size settings, which I use for slicks and knobbies.
Cateye Enduro 2 or nothing.Old Guy
May 23, 2001 11:51 AM
Everything else sucks. I've tried them all.
Flight Deck 6501bear
May 23, 2001 4:13 PM
I will be installing a Flight Deck this weekend (6501)
It looks simple enough but should I expect any surprises??
Any thing I should watch out for??
re: cycle computerfork
May 25, 2001 6:08 AM
i have cateye astrale now. it gives cadence. Cadence is the measure of your revolutions per minute - how fast you are pedaling. if i must buy new one, i'll go for computer with heart rate monitor.