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cordless computers recs.(14 posts)

cordless computers recs.mclamb6
Sep 25, 2002 5:49 AM
can anyone recommend a decent cordless computer--reasonably priced? also, will a cordless interfere with my hrm(timex)?
I just bought a Vetta RT88.Dave Hickey
Sep 25, 2002 6:01 AM
My LBS has them for $38.00. If has all the normal funtions, speed,time,average speed,max speed,ave speed indicator. It also allows you to ride with just the speed and clock showing. I've never used a computer that showed a clock while riding. The clocks on all my other computers only work in static mode.
One to avoid.Alex-in-Evanston
Sep 25, 2002 6:56 AM
I picked up 3 Sigma BC800 wireless jobs in the spring. All three have been total failures. They go dead whenever it strikes them as convenient, no matter how new the batteries. Then they wake up a week later for a few days, and die again. No amount of fine tuning the magnet to receiver distance can help, nor can a decrease in signal distance by shimmying the receiver up the fork.

Interestingly, the two BC800 wired computers I had worked flawlessly for 2 seaons each before needing a battery change. I wonder why I switched?

Alex
One to avoid.cdale02
Sep 25, 2002 7:27 AM
I have the Sigma wireless on one bike and wired on my race bike.

I've been using if for over a year and haven't had to replace any batteries yet.

BTW I've been using the BC800 for three years now, and this summer it's been through several heavy downpours and it still works great.

sorry for your bad luck.
You're not the only one...biknben
Sep 25, 2002 9:38 AM
I picked up some Sigma stuff thinking I was getting the deal of a lifetime for a cordless computer. I had too many problems to remember.

I put a cordless one on my MTB so I wouldn't have to worry about the cord being cut or routing around my fork. Instead the mount broke on its maiden voyage.

I put a wired one on a road bike and it worked only when it wanted to. I wrote to the co. and they sent me new stuff but even that gave me trouble so I pitched it all in the garbage.

IMO: I've never seen a more perfect example of "You get what you pay for".
I've had good luck with my Specialized wireless.Ken of Fresno
Sep 25, 2002 7:21 AM
It's still going strong after over 3 years. I hear the new ones now have wireless cadence. That would be cool if it works.

Best of luck,
Ken
Specialized wireless cadence - not yet - maybe neverScot_Gore
Sep 25, 2002 8:09 AM
Specializied had been advertising the 2002 Speedzone Pro with wireless cadance since last fall. They have continuously moved the release date back. The last one was Sept 2002. On September 2nd I sent them an e-mail asking about it's availability...no response. All references to the 2002 Speedzone Pro were pulled sometime in early Sept. from the Specializied website. Click on their comparison chart for cycle computers. It shows features not offered on any of their products, that stuff is left over from the now deleted Pro.

Scot
I've had good luck with my Specialized wireless.allezrider
Sep 25, 2002 8:19 AM
Mine is past 4 years and very strong. I love my specialized. I have a polar 410 and have had no interference with the two.
Yep. Polar and Specialized have both worked well.Ken of Fresno
Sep 25, 2002 9:16 AM
My time trial bike has both. I had to go with a wireless speedometer, because the wire on most of the computers I liked wasn't long enough. My polar is as simple as they come, but it does what I want and I think it looks real cool. Never had a problem with interference either. Great combo as far as I'm concerned.

Ken
re: cordless computers recs.cam3
Sep 25, 2002 8:05 AM
I have had a CatEye for a little over a month and have been very pleased. I bought it based on recs from friends. It seems to hold up well in the rain. I have ridden in some heavy downpours lately.
re: cordless computers recs.cdnrider
Sep 25, 2002 9:32 AM
I have a CatEye cordless as well. 3 years and still going strong without a battery change. No complaints at all.
Cateye cordless...biknben
Sep 25, 2002 9:42 AM
I have been using the Cateye cordless or two seasons.

Only gripe I have is that the circumference settings are in one centimeter increments. Most others would allow accuracy to the mm.
Great luck with Vetta RT-88 and V100 wireless. (nm)Quack
Sep 25, 2002 12:48 PM
re: cordless computers recs.Frank121
Sep 25, 2002 2:24 PM
I have used the Performance brand Axiom 8.0W computers for several years and have had absolutely no problems. I have a couple of bikes built up and just switch the head between the two mounts, which keeps a new computer ready in the box should I need it.