View Full Version : Good bicycle computer/speedo/odo?

08-19-2010, 11:16 AM
I've been meaning to buy a bicycle computer for a while, and that cyclist thread totally reminded me.
Can someone suggest a good quality one that isn't too expensive? Mainly looking for a speedometer/trip odometer functions.
I found this at MEC, seems simple and has received positive reviews:
Link (http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442623583&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693003)
Anyone have any other suggestions or recommendations?

08-19-2010, 11:17 AM
You could also get a bike-mounted GPS unit. They are a little more pricey but offer maps as well as the speedo/odo.

Would be nice to have the city's bike and top maps loaded onboard during a ride.

08-21-2010, 09:11 PM
I picked this one up a while ago, but have only gone out once since I've installed it. I ordered it online, but found out last week that Bow Cycle has them.
I like the fact that it measures cadence as well as the usual speed/distance.

Cateye (http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/407)

08-23-2010, 09:53 AM
How much did it cost ya?

08-23-2010, 10:30 AM
If you have an iPhone, use it with a bike mount. iMapMyRide app is free.

08-23-2010, 04:22 PM
Buy POLAR.... It doesn't have the GPS in most models, but it has an altimeter, and everything you could possibly need... I love it

Its a Polar CS600

08-23-2010, 08:15 PM
I use runkeeper pro on the iPhone. There is a free version that is pretty close to feature complete.

here is an example of what it records:


D'z Nutz
08-23-2010, 08:51 PM

08-23-2010, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by powerslave
How much did it cost ya?

It was about $30-40 shipped on ebay.

08-24-2010, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by frozenrice

It was about $30-40 shipped on ebay.

I put one of those on my last bike, it was awesome. I liked how simple it was to install. Everything about that cyclcomputer was well thought out.