CatEye Velo 1 Computer

4/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

Is simplicity what you want? The Velo 1 gives you four functions in one of the most reliable and inexpensive cycle computers available. One-button operation and a large easy-to-read screen make it easy to get the information you want.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Weekend Warrior from NE Penn.

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2004

Strengths:    The price is cheep so you won't feel bad if you break it, single button operation

Weaknesses:    none, it does what the packaging says it will do.

Bottom Line:   
It's simple and provides what I believe to be the only info you really need for MTB'ing. Also, you won't have to take out a loan to buy a new one if you break it.

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Favorite Trail:   single track

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   some bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Sun dial, V=Är/Ät, V=Vo+at, sometimes F=MA, but thats for crashes mostly.

Bike Setup:   02'Trek 8000 disc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ralph a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

Strengths:    Simple, large readout, hardy easy to setup.

Weaknesses:    No back light so you can't use it during night rides. Wires are a bit flimsy (though never gave me problems).

Bottom Line:   

I would recommend this computer for MT bikers who need basic information on the road. Bikers who enjoy the sceneray rather than getting glued to a computer.

Easy to control functions and very visible readout. Price is cheap compared to what it can offer. Very hardy, I had no problems with water and muck. I however, placed a spaghetti insulation on the wires just to make sure that it is shielded from twigs or stones that may damage its insulation.

I ride my bike in really awful conditions and the computer had never failed me.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Bike Setup:   GT Team RTS, Shimano XTR, XT and Deore components, Rockshox Judy SL, Panaracer Tires, Mavic rims, Titec and kore head parts.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Juan Villa a Cross Country Rider from ARGENTINA

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2002

Strengths:    easy to read, cheap, easy to use

Weaknesses:    read at nite? no way jose!

Bottom Line:   
if you like simplicity, buy it!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Holland, Michigan

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap. Uses same mounts as Mity 3/ Enduro 2. Accurate

Weaknesses:    See below.

Bottom Line:   
You can't expect much for 5 bucks, but this was a pretty good deal for what I got. The Velo 1 can only display your current speed, maximum speed, trip distance and odometer. Only one wheel circumfrence can be entered. If you wish to change it, you must reset the unit and lose your odometer. If you change the battery you will also lose the odometer milage and there is no way to re-enter it.

It would have been nice if the unit could incorperate an average speed and elapsed riding time, but those features are in the Velo 2 model. This model was originally intended for sale in Europe, but it can display miles.

I use my velo 1 computer on rollers during the winter and for cadance during summer. The velo 1 can fit in the same mount that an Enduro 2/Mity 3/Velo 2 uses.
You can convert an ordinary cyclocomputer to measure cadance by attaching a magnet to your chainring, and zip tying the sensor to the bottom bracket shell so it can be tripped by the magnet on the chainring. Set the unit to display in kilometers and wheel circumfrence to 167mm. Multiply the speed on the display by 10 to get your cadance in RPM. Voila! You now have a $5.00 cadance computer.

The velo 1 is a great bargain if you can still find one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Mity 3 and enduro 2

Bike Setup:   Various

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