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Bike computersDelia
May 2, 2001 9:23 AM
Hey guys,

How much would you say I should spend on a decent bike computer. All I need is something that calculates speed and mileage. Any good names I should look out for?
Cateye Enduro 2: inexpensive, functional, durable (nm)Brian C.
May 2, 2001 9:39 AM
second that. (nm)Haiku d'état
May 2, 2001 9:40 AM
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Schwinn, easy to and mount easy to useUnderdog
May 2, 2001 10:11 AM
I have Schwinn with cadence on my good bike and w/out cadence on my beater. Both are accurate and easy to use. W/out cadence but with average speed was about $25. With cadence was $50.
Another for for EnduroMeDotOrg
May 2, 2001 10:56 AM
...I had an Avocet 25 that kept wigging out on my. Even though I ride on the street, I chose the enduro because of the thicker wiring. It doesn't give me any trouble. Very durable. Worth the few extra grams.
How does 40$ sound for an Enduro?Delia
May 2, 2001 12:46 PM
Called my LBS and they said they have them in stock at $39.95. Do you guys think this is a decent price?
...like armed robbery...Haiku d'état
May 2, 2001 1:04 PM
$29.95 from nashbar:

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?sku=1501&CFID=22325&CFTOKEN=92956186

i believe they had 'em on sale in the clearance part of the last catalog for $20-$25. might check by calling them. of course, you're going to have to pay for shipping, but if you pickup some tubes and other stuff you might need, the shipping price (stays the same) is less for each item.

my maw-in-law paid $28 for mine brand new LAST YEAR as an xmas present.
The next time you're in Toronto ...Brian C.
May 2, 2001 1:11 PM
... check out Mountain Equipment Co-op (www.mec.ca) .
They're in the catalogue at $28 (Canadian). That's the equivalent of about $19 (U.S.)
In short, you can do a lot better than $40.
ECHO on closeout at performanceKadshark
May 2, 2001 12:00 PM
I just got an echo j12 on closeout for $ 19 for somebody at performancebike.com. Has speed, avg. speed, max speed, cadence, avg cadence, speed, trip distance, odometer, distance test and time and displays three functions on one screen and is waterproof. Best deal out there if you asked me.
I've made my decision...Delia
May 2, 2001 2:46 PM
Okay, so the bike shop I go to has the Enduro as you all know for a whopping 40 $, the Galyan's by work has a Cateye Vesto 2 for 25. The guy there said that the Enduro's thicker wiring was good for Mountain biking but not necessary for road biking. The other thing about the Enduro, I learned, was that you can program it for two bikes. So since I'm a beginner and only have one bike and a limited budget, I'm opting for the Velo. Thanks everyone for your help....it's always much appreciated...
not sure if you're referring to the velo1, but...Haiku d'état
May 2, 2001 3:12 PM
I have that one on three of my bikes, and it's good enough to tell how far you've gone on the ride and total odometer, but that's about it. other thing it shows is max speed during the trip, but it's sorely lacking in the enduro 2's total time traveled (auto start/stop) and average speed. i plan to replace a couple of them in the future, since i'm not really fond of stopping and starting my watch when i hit a sag stop on organized rides -- the enduro 2 (and others costing more than the $10 velo1) have the auto on/off stop/start feature for time, and it's really appreciated on the bike sporting the enduro 2. just a thought.
Good PointDelia
May 2, 2001 3:24 PM
So the enduro, unlike the VELO 1 has a timer function where it gives you the total amount of time actually riding taking out the stops. Hmm...I didn't think of that. Thanks for the info...I may opt for the enduro 2 after your post.
You really should be able to find it for $25. (nm)Brian C.
May 2, 2001 3:37 PM