CatEye CL200 CORDLESS Computer

3.75/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99


Product Description

Cateye CordlessII cyclocomputer has two wheel size fucntions, speed, trip/odo distances, clock, ride time, max/avg speed, auto start and stop. If you dont like messy wires this is the way to go.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by D-DAY a Weekend Warrior from MIAMI FLORIDA

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2011

Strengths:    CANT GET BETTER FOR WHAT IT IS.

Weaknesses:    TIE WRAPS,USE DOUBLE SIDED TAPE AND TIE WRAP,SECURES GREAT.

Bottom Line:   
USE THE ENERGY SAVER MODE,TURNS OFF IN AN HOUR,SECURE IT WITH DOUBLE SIDED TAPE,AND USE TIE WRAP. YOU ARE GOOD TO GO,ESPECIALLY ON THE ROAD. DONT KNOW ON MOUNTAIN BIKE TERRAINS. ALL GOOD FOR THE MONEY,I GUESS THE OLDER THE PRODUCT THE BETTER AND AT EASE IT IS,"AND SO IT GOES?".

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Favorite Trail:   ALL STREET

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   CORAL AY BIKE SHOP 1

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   1993 JAMIS DIABLO ALL LX ORIGINAL JAPANESE STOCK COMPONENTS,STRAIGHT FORK,PLUS HANKS 26 X 2.2 SLICKS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Antoine Godschalk a Cross Country Rider from Abcoude

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2007

Strengths:    Small, easy to read and clear menu.

Weaknesses:    Setting te Cateye can be a challenge, especially when there's no manual...

Bottom Line:   
Nice and good working item. There are cheaper (and better?) alternatives on te market, but I'm still very satified with it...

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Favorite Trail:   where ever, when ever...

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   local bike store

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Caad 3 M-bike with fatty XL and headshok.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Grande Cache, AB

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2005

Strengths:    Nice looking display

Weaknesses:    Don't work

Bottom Line:   
The transmitter is too weak to consistently work on a bike with a 80-100mm fork. With fresh batteries, on the workstand, no problem. Take it on the trail a month later and no way will it work. Had three of them, mounted on three different bikes, and not one of them was reliable. If you took the computer off the bar and held it closer to the transmitter, it would read. Move it three inches higher up on the bar, no signal. Crap.

Tossed them all in favor of a cheap wireless unit from MEC, costs one-third what the Cateye did:

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442507983&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302693003&bmUID=1121456553670

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   Filzer dB4LW Cycling Computer


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gray grandy a Cross Country Rider from guilford, vt, usa

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2005

Strengths:    many functions, big display

Weaknesses:    i can't complain

Bottom Line:   
this has been serving me well so far, it is easy to set, easy to read, and has the good two wheel size setting. cordless is also nice

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   got it with my used bike

Bike Setup:   2001 klein attitude comp, manitou sx forks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Pritch a Weekend Warrior from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2004

Strengths:    Strong unit, reasonably compact, clear display, no wireless 'issues' but it was on my road bike.

Weaknesses:    Poor sensor bracket that slipped slightly even on my road bike (aero fork adapter). Some operations are not that intuitive for the user.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this to go on my road bike when it was brand new. Perhaps the most useful thing it achieved was to tell me exactly how many miles I'd put on the bike when I came to sell it. I found it to be a generally very good computer, as it stood up to rain well when on my road bike, and performed well and was accurate. The brackets are a little weak, it was fine on my roadie but I'm not convinced how it would handle my atb's. I can't speculate on that however as I never tried. I must also point out that this was probably due to my having aero forks, which are difficult to compensate for. I haven't tried other aero forks adapters, but I'd say in respect to mechanical sympathy it did the job pretty well.

Menus are generally well-organised, a little quirky in places so keep an eye on that instruction manual. For me, it's missing a few things, like the ability to re-program data if you have to change the battery. I'd say it's definitely more of a basic computer than a detailed one. The unit is fairly compact, but I'd prefer it if the buttons were 'in' a bit more. Pressing them seems to cause a little flex on the bracket.

The full retail price is a little steep for a unit with this functionality perhaps, but there are always discounts to be found somewhere usually. Overall then, insofar as I used it, no complaints.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bike, Bristol

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Panoram, a few other very old ones.

Bike Setup:   Carrera Gryphon '02, now sold along with computer.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ronaldo Dalisay a Cross Country Rider from Dededo, Guam USA

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2003

Strengths:    Cordless

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I've had the Cateye Cordless for over three years and it's still going strong. Very low batter usage. One of the best computers around, plus you can find parts at the company website. It "takes and lickin, but keeps on tickin!"

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Favorite Trail:   Nimitz

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   PerformanceBike.Com

Similar Products Used:   Nashbar

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Super V 500 with full XT setup. Very tricked out ride!!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Weekend Warrior from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2003

Strengths:    Um...no cords! Durable design, easy to read. 2 diameter settings if you have different rims/tyres

Weaknesses:    Try to change the time! Perhaps slightly expensive (see bottom line)

Bottom Line:   
A great computer but changing some of the settings can be very difficult, if not impossible. Set-up takes about 5-10 minutes. Battery life has so far been great (6 months of use). I'd buy it again, especially if Cateye could enable easy access to change the time, and jump from kph to mph on the go. Price may be a bit high for some, but that's what you pay for a good performing, robust design.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000, track and road tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Semis a Cross Country Rider from Brno,Czech rep.

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2003

Strengths:    reliability, water proof,

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is my first wireless computer. It works reliably with no problems. Someone said, it doesn not work in cold weather. Yes it is through, but only when your battery in sender is flat. One hint at the end: take care that magnet and sensor of sender is not to close or in one line, when your bike is not running. Sender sends impulses all the time and your battery goes flat soon.

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Favorite Trail:   any forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Mitty 2

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR S-works, Manitou Mars Super, XT-discs,Thomson,FSA

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from North Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2003

Strengths:    Easy installation and operation.

Weaknesses:    No back lighting for night riding

Bottom Line:   
I love this computer! Installation and calibration takes very little time. It's easy to operate and once it's installed you never have to fuss with it. If your on the market for a care free wireless computer this is one to strongly consider.

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Favorite Trail:   Cedar Hill State Park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Trek 8900

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2003

Strengths:    No wire
Big display
Battery life


Weaknesses:    Complicated function
Transmitter strength
Expensive


Bottom Line:   
I'm using two of these units currently. Only the relatively high cost of this unit prevents me from buying it for two other bikes. They work well, but you have to be carefull where you mount the transmitter - if the bar or fork crown is blocking the line of site to the computer, the unit will not work reliably. Also, using the unit is a little less intuitive than I'd like. After two years, I still have trouble remembering how to access infrequently used functions.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   Vetta


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skouza a Weekend Warrior from Olympia

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2003

Strengths:    works really well and has a clean look
no problems while in the rough, the sensor stays in position


Weaknesses:    directions are fair at best



Bottom Line:   
Cateye has 2 versions of this product on the market. If you run over 80mm of travel up front, make SURE you get the 70mm transmitter. The other version only has 45mm and it is a pain in the @ss to get working and stay working. If you get the 70mm then it works like a dream.

You have to physically open the box to check for the flyer that indicates 70mm. If it is not, then you have a 45mm.

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Favorite Trail:   Fearless Falls at 919

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Wire

Bike Setup:   Klein Palomino Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jake a Weekend Warrior from Plisken, CA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

Strengths:    Great product that works better than I thought it would. Like the no wires. Like the functions and ease of use.

Bottom Line:   
I have not experienced any of the problems associated with a wireless computer. This was installed on my bike within 20 minutes and has worked fine ever since. If you're going to buy wireless, do not go cheap!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Enduro

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS 2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Cupertino, CA

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

Strengths:    Good product ... was a little tricky setting up, but once you get it to work, it works wonderfully. I've read many bad things about wireless cyclco's, but I'm 110% happy with this one.

Weaknesses:    Setup is a little tricky. You gotta get the sensor pretty close to the magnet.

Bottom Line:   
If you have some good common sense and a little patience, you can't go wrong with this guy. No wires!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   None ... first cyclo ever.

Bike Setup:   92 Rockhopper ... old school baby.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeff Frederick from Vienna, Virginia

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

Strengths:    Good layout, no wires. I liked the computer until use in cool weather.

Weaknesses:    Does not work in cold weather! Sensor got broken off by stick. Now I'm looking for a new unit.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good basic wireless computer for warm weather rides. Riding in close to freezing temps will not be recorded. This winter has been very cold, lots of miles went by without any data.

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Favorite Trail:   Difficult Run Single Track

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Cherry Creek

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel with XT and XTR components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Wim van Hoorn from Delft, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2003

Strengths:    !! review for Cordless 3 !!
- it does well what it is supposed to do
- easy to operate
- distance between transmitter and computer may now be 70 cm
- does not need clear line of sight between transmitter and computer
- keeps working at low temperatures (tested at -3 C)
- you can set the total distance after a battery change



Weaknesses:    - manual is not clear enough about how to install (but you'll get it right after some experimenting)
- max speed is useless (not important to me)
- if you switch from km to mile you need to insert the wheel circumference again
- some settings are not intuitive. These are the settings you won't need often, though (wheel circumference, switching between the 2 circumferences, setting time)


Bottom Line:   
the improved max distance between transmitter and computer, as compared to the Cordless 2, makes set up a lot easier. Brakes in the line of sight between the transmitter and the computer are no problem. The unit still worked at -3 C, although the display got faint (but still readable).
The manual is partly incorrect on how to set up the transmitter and magnet. It is best to find the most sensitive spot on the transmitter before installation (you can hear it clicking when the magnet passes).

Highly recommended! I would buy the same type again

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00


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Cateye Cordless 2 CC-CL200

This newbie needs some help. Bought me a Raleigh Mojave 5.0 a couple weeks ago and decided I needed a computer so I got the above mentioned computer off ebay and received it today and the mounting has me puzzled. With the sensor mounted as shown on the shock housing as far up as I could get it and p ... Read More »

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