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Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:54 pm

Not looking to spend more than say, $60 unless its got it all !
Need it to stop when I stop and start again when moving.
Log total Klms, daily distances and elevations etc.
Wireless and GPS if possible.
Easy to use is paramount.
Minimal setting up etc.

Is there anything else that's considered essential functions ?
Ad if anyone has such a thing for sale, pm me !
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby Crowz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:05 pm

Not sure if your requirements can all be checked at under $60.
The Garmin Edge 200 looks like a solid bet at $125 delivered.
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:12 pm

Yah not too bad. Still after a bit cheaper, mate has the 500, god knows what that thing does.
Wll have a gander on ebay and anaconda, I like garmin though.
What are considered , good brands ?


Would like heart rate monitor as a function too.
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby misterhorsey » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:34 pm

I could be wrong, but i think the Garmin 200 is the cheapest thing out there with GPS. At least, that's why I got mine.

I think you can get a computer with all that you need with heart rate for less, but then you are dealing with wires and sensors on the bike.
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby find_bruce » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:00 pm

Geez mate, how do you expect to be in with the happening crowd if you don't have the latest & most expensive toys.

All the cool kids have power meters you know :D
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby HLC » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:52 pm

find_bruce wrote:Geez mate, how do you expect to be in with the happening crowd if you don't have the latest & most expensive toys.

All the cool kids have power meters you know :D


Hunt around for a second hand Garmin 200.
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby BrisVegas » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:34 am

better yet, hunt around for a second hand Garmin 500. I just picked one up for less than a new 200. 8)
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby simonn » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:51 am

I would be very surprised if you could get gps and elevation for <=$60.

Get a cheap Sigma wired computer because they are cheap and waterproof (I have had other cheap computers die in the rain) so you can see your current speed, rolling time etc and use a smartphone for Strava and the like.

You do not have to worry about a GPS stopping when you stop because most GPS software/websites (i.e. Strava and Endomondo) automatically calculate rolling and elapsed times etc.

If you do not want to do the above, a Garmin are really your only option.
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby Red Rider » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:54 pm

simonn wrote:I would be very surprised if you could get gps and elevation for <=$60.

Get a cheap Sigma wired computer because they are cheap and waterproof (I have had other cheap computers die in the rain) so you can see your current speed, rolling time etc and use a smartphone for Strava and the like.

You do not have to worry about a GPS stopping when you stop because most GPS software/websites (i.e. Strava and Endomondo) automatically calculate rolling and elapsed times etc.

If you do not want to do the above, a Garmin are really your only option.


Yeah, no chance of a GPS unit for under $100 new. Bryton's cheapest unit is the Rider 20 which goes for $129. Only other way of doing it for cheap is using your smartphone. Other than that I'd go for a Sigma unit without GPS.
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:06 am

Will trip over to anaconda later when this rain subsides as its been hammering down all morning ! Damnit !

Thanks for the info fellas, think ill try for a G500 if I can.

Where did you get it for $200 ??
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

Postby am50em » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:04 am

Garmin 500 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=44123 $198

I got mine for $156 in CRC Private Sale a month ago.

Or Mio 100 http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=91876 $104
No idea about this brand or performance or does it integrate with Strava!
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Re: Looking at buying a reasonably priced bike computer.

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