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Cyclocomputer recommendations??(4 posts)

Cyclocomputer recommendations??newridr
Jun 4, 2003 7:02 AM
Just bought my first roadie. I've been mtbing for years and finally decided to hit the roads for some really long rides. So now I need a computer to tally all those miles and high speeds. Any recommendations?

I'm looking for something fairly simple and inexpensive, but I think I might want a wireless. Pros/cons? I appreciate any input/experiences.

Thanks everyone!
Avocet 45TTtimwat
Jun 4, 2003 7:44 AM
I'd get one with a cadence function if you plan to do structured training. I've got the avocet 45tt and am really impressed with the quality of it. Don't have any experience with wireless.

2nd Avocet--had several, never a problemretro
Jun 4, 2003 7:48 AM
I've probably owned eight or 10 of them, on different bikes for the whole family. For a reliable computer with basic functions, you can't beat 'em. FWIW, I've only tried the wired ones.
Wireless warningDMoore
Jun 4, 2003 3:30 PM
Although wireless computers don't seem to be affected by powerlines the way HRM's can be, they ARE affected by headlights. At least the super-bright HID lights. My wireless computer works flawlessly in the daytime, doesn't work at all when I turn on the headlight.

Don't know if this would affect you, but thought I'd mention it. If you don't mind wires, I second the recommendation for Avocet 45. I have that computer on about 6 different bikes, never a lick of trouble. Modern batteries don't last as long as the old mercury ones did, but I guess they don't do as much environmental damage, either.