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CatEye Velo 7 Bicycle Computer CC-VL520 [amazon.com]
$15.72 and free shipping for Prime members or with $49 minimum order.

Good basic wired bicycle computer. Link to the manufacturer product information. [cateye.com]
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Rather spend more and get a better computer.
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Really good deal--I have the Velo 9 and love it.

As a heads-up, you can buy from a 3rd party w/ prime shipping for the same price and save yourself from paying tax.
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Good deal if all you care about is speed/distance. Personally I would spend a little more and get one that can do cadence and HR as well.
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Quote from bcg27 View Post :
Good deal if all you care about is speed/distance. Personally I would spend a little more and get one that can do cadence and HR as well.
Do you have a suggestion for one under $100 that pairs with a smartphone?
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My go-to bike computer is the Cateye Velo 8. It has the basic functions I use. I like wired because it's one less battery I have to worry about maintaining and no interference issues (hint: use Sheldon Browne's suggestion to route the wire using clear packing tape to make it look better.)

The big difference between this Velo 7 and the Velo 8 is the lack of a calorie counter feature, but really unless you spend big bucks on a power meter the calorie counting on any piece of fitness equipment is pretty much useless anyway.

I'd say for $16 this is a solid deal for someone like me who doesn't need/want all the bells and whistles, especially if you can avoid tax and shipping.

I see that Nashbar is clearancing out the Velo 8 for $17 if someone does prefer that route. Cateye Velo 8 At Nashbar [nashbar.com]
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Quote from Tundra_Man View Post :
My go-to bike computer is the Cateye Velo 8. It has the basic functions I use. I like wired because it's one less battery I have to worry about maintaining and no interference issues (hint: use Sheldon Browne's suggestion to route the wire using clear packing tape to make it look better.)

The big difference between this Velo 7 and the Velo 8 is the lack of a calorie counter feature, but really unless you spend big bucks on a power meter the calorie counting on any piece of fitness equipment is pretty much useless anyway.

I'd say for $16 this is a solid deal for someone like me who doesn't need/want all the bells and whistles, especially if you can avoid tax and shipping.

I see that Nashbar is clearancing out the Velo 8 for $17 if someone does prefer that route. Cateye Velo 8 At Nashbar [nashbar.com]
Thanks for your input. I took a look at the 8. But with $5 shipping it comes to $22 at Nashbar. I have all these semi-fancy bike computers, and all of them have some issues now and I think I will toss them all. Something simple that will last a while sounds really good at this point. I may give this deal a try.
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Do you have a suggestion for one under $100 that pairs with a smartphone?
just pick up a bluetooth smart speed/cadence sensor. I recently picked up a scosche brand for my mtb. It pairs to wahoo fitness app on my iphail and does everything I'd want. It was about $15.

I use a bontrager duotrap bt/ant+ speed/candence sensor on my road bike (trek madone 5.2 Smilie) and that was $60, other than being integrated into the frame for simplicity and aero, the cheap scosche and other similar units available for under $20 on eBay are functionally the same.

add a bt hrm strap like the viiiiva and you'd have all the info you could want, all synced to wahoo fitness, which can also sync to most other tracking providers (strava, mapmyX, runkeeper, etc)
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Quote from coolkatz321 View Post :
Really good deal--I have the Velo 9 and love it.

As a heads-up, you can buy from a 3rd party w/ prime shipping for the same price and save yourself from paying tax.
I have the 9 also, love it.
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Quote from UberNoob View Post :
just pick up a bluetooth smart speed/cadence sensor. I recently picked up a scosche brand for my mtb. It pairs to wahoo fitness app on my iphail and does everything I'd want. It was about $15.

I use a bontrager duotrap bt/ant+ speed/candence sensor on my road bike (trek madone 5.2 http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/smile.gif) and that was $60, other than being integrated into the frame for simplicity and aero, the cheap scosche and other similar units available for under $20 on eBay are functionally the same.

add a bt hrm strap like the viiiiva and you'd have all the info you could want, all synced to wahoo fitness, which can also sync to most other tracking providers (strava, mapmyX, runkeeper, etc)
Just got my first road bike (Look 566) and this post was uber helpful! Thank you much.
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Does this model in particular do something special that my phone can't do (or doesn't do well)?

Seems to me that I always want to take my phone, anyway.
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Quote from rczrider View Post :
Does this model in particular do something special that my phone can't do (or doesn't do well)?

Seems to me that I always want to take my phone, anyway.
This is for the people who doesn't use their phone
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This or the Edge 520?
is this a joke
I personally use a garmin 810
my suggestion for you guys out there this deal isn't worth the money.
invest in a computer either around the $60 range that has Bluetooth and hr or look for something $200-250
a free-ish alternative: you can just get a mount for your phone and download the strava or wahoo app.
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Quote from Notasaurus View Post :
Do you have a suggestion for one under $100 that pairs with a smartphone?

Quote from UberNoob View Post :
just pick up a bluetooth smart speed/cadence sensor. I recently picked up a scosche brand for my mtb. It pairs to wahoo fitness app on my iphail and does everything I'd want. It was about $15.

I use a bontrager duotrap bt/ant+ speed/candence sensor on my road bike (trek madone 5.2 Smilie) and that was $60, other than being integrated into the frame for simplicity and aero, the cheap scosche and other similar units available for under $20 on eBay are functionally the same.

add a bt hrm strap like the viiiiva and you'd have all the info you could want, all synced to wahoo fitness, which can also sync to most other tracking providers (strava, mapmyX, runkeeper, etc)

Yep. That's what I was thinking of suggesting.


$49.99 Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone & Android [amazon.com]

$39.99 Wahoo RPM Bike Sensor for iPhone and Android [amazon.com]


$90 total and you get a reliable heart monitor that is much more accurate than those watch or wrist band ones. Has bluetooth to sync workouts to phone. Can also be used to monitor other workouts as well using the Wahoo Fitness app. I only have the heart rate monitor since I don't worry too much about my cadence. I mostly work out to burn set number of calories.
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