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Any comments on the new Campy 10 Ergobrain?(7 posts)

Any comments on the new Campy 10 Ergobrain?blackjava
Apr 7, 2001 7:28 PM
Is it worth the money? Any problems so far?
go to campyonly.com for complete review.(nm)keith m.
Apr 8, 2001 7:30 AM
nm
Review in this month's BicyclingDaveG
Apr 8, 2001 11:08 AM
Bicycling gave it a favorable review in this month's issue. Personally, I think its just way too much money for some additional data that I was getting along fine without. But, if you've got the cash and gotta have it, you'll probably be happy.
What would be a great all round computer w/ cadence? (nm)blackjava
Apr 9, 2001 1:19 AM
Cateye Astrale or Avocet 45DaveG
Apr 9, 2001 8:52 AM
I've always had good success with Cateye. The Astrale can be had for about $40. The Avocet is is bit more expensive. I see Nashbar has a Sigma computer with cadence for $28 but I have no experience with that brand.
Cateye Astrale or Avocet 45Eames
Apr 9, 2001 10:05 AM
For that price on the Sigma I'd assume it is a lower level model. My problem with these is that the trip meter rolls over after about 150 miles. Really a bummer on that double century.
re: Any comments on the new Campy 10 Ergobrain?Shad
Apr 9, 2001 11:17 AM
I have the Cateye Astrale computer which has been reliable, and thought about moving it to my newer Record 10 bike. (I can't live without cadence anymore.) I've ordered the ergo brain 10 because it has a few features the Astrale doesn't, plus the "cool factor." According to the info on cbike.com, it's got a backlight, gear position/tooth indicator, self-learning gear ratios for swapping cassetes, the cadence sensor mounts in some pedal axles vs. attaching to crank arm with a zip tie, above/below average speed indicator, alarms programable for sprints/recovery intervals, performance threshold alarm and low cadence alarm. My LBS matched the lowest $150 price I found on the net and says they will install for $20. For the price, I wouldn't hesitate to recomend the Astrale though. The only negative thing I have found with the astrale is that the speed sensors are mounted with a large plastic zip-tie-like locking braket, and may be difficult to move from one bike to another. (May have to use electical tape.) A second mounting set is around $25, which seems steep when you can get a whole new unit for $40-45.

As far as reliability of the ergo brain. I've heard some good and bad. Evidently it's not always accurate about knowing which gear you might be in, and it's tough to install.

Only my opinion, and it's probably worth what you paid for it. Good luck!

Shad
Apple valley, MN