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Campy Ergobrain: Pros + Cons(3 posts)

Campy Ergobrain: Pros + ConsWaterboy
Jan 12, 2002 2:50 PM
I recently ordered a Serotta Legend Ti with Campy Record, I am considering the Ergobrain but have read some conflicting reviews. I would prefer a wireless setup with wireless cadence. Before making the final decision, feedback from others who are familiar with the Ergobrain would be very helpful.

--Do the wires running to the cadence sensor add noticeable clutter?
--What problems have you experienced with the Ergobrain?
--After using the Ergobrain, are there other cyclometers that you would prefer?
--Any other pro + cons would be appreciated.

Thanks, Waterboy
re: Campy Ergobrain: Pros + ConsBikeracr
Jan 12, 2002 6:54 PM
I bought a Merckx in April with Record and Ergo Brain (10 speed). I have NOT explored all it's capabilities. Since I download all my data from a Polar HRM, including cadence, mileage and speed, I don't need the Ergo Brain. $50 bucks takes....
re: Campy Ergobrain: Pros + ConsJG
Jan 12, 2002 7:55 PM
I have been using the ErgoBrain 9 for about 6 months and really like it. I also have a HRM mounted on the handlebar, but my training regimen is not so intense that I need to download HR, speed, alt, temp, and phase of the moon to my computer. I set some target goals for distance, speed, and HR, and proceed from there.

As far as functionality and ease of use, the ErgoBrain seems superior to the Flight Deck (based on reviews on this board), and the self-learning mode of the rear cassette is nice when swithing rear wheels or casettes. The chainring-cog indicater is greatly appreciated, as it saves from having to look down to see what gear you are in. While I would have preferred a wireless cadence, or even a "virtual" cadence ala Flight Deck, the wire is hardly visible, and hiding the cadence magnet inside the pedal spindle makes for a really clean set-up.

The only features that I think are missing on a computer of this price point are: temperature and altitude.

Would I buy one again? Yes!, but probably the ErgoBrain 10 with backlight and acoustic signals.

JG