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.
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 problem||retro|
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.|
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.