The Velo2 offers the simplicity of one button operation, six of the most useful cycle computer functions, and four great features including an average speed pace arrow and a velocity indicator. Add to this a quick-tie bracket sensor kit and you get one of the most powerful and user friendly cycle computers made today.
a Weekend Warrior
from Westwood Hills, Kansas USA
Date Reviewed: April 17, 2005
Strengths: Easy to use. Button works well. Has all of the basic features.
Weaknesses: Does not have all elaborate features. Wiring not indestructible.
I have really enjoyed this bike computer. It has a nice very simple design. One of the wires did pull out of the back of the unit, but I was able to solder it back in. Otherwise it has been very durable even in very occassional trips with steady rain. I bought a supergo c12 computer to replace it because the supergo unit has a thermometer, but I never installed the c12 and gave it to my dad. The velo 2 just looks of better quality (I cannot really complain the c12 was $10) and the button on the velo 2 works much better.
a Weekend Warrior
from Palm Desert, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: June 15, 2004
Strengths: This computer has a big display and its single button makes unit very easy to use on the road. There's nothing tricky to distract you while riding-- something good for everyone.
Weaknesses: There are no real weaknesses to speak of. The only complaint I can imagine people having would be the computer's lack of features. Also, my button is a little "sticky," but that's just natural wear and tear.
Gets the job done. From what I understand, it's a pretty affordable computer.
Features include: current speed, avg. speed, trip distance, trip time, odometer, clock.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a cyclocomputer without all the frills. It's ease of use and simplicity make it perfect for a recreational rider like me.
Favorite Trail: The one leading to your moms room. :0)
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Purchased At: Roll Models
Similar Products Used: N/A
Bike Setup: 03' Giant Iguana Disk,Mosh platform pedals,lizard skin chain stay protector...pretty much stock for now.
a Weekend Warrior
from Austin, TX USA
Date Reviewed: July 28, 2003
Strengths: Easy installation, legible display
Weaknesses: Apparently bad soldering, somewhat difficult to cycle through the displays while riding (button on the side, not on top)
This may simply be a fluke, but I bought this computer and did all the proper installation and allowed plenty of room in the cable for fork travel. After less than 3 weeks and 35.5 miles one of the wires came unglued and broke from the main unit. Before it broke very prematurely I was pretty pleased with it. I have since returned it and gone with a Sigma Sport 800 with wireless. We'll see how that goes.
Bike Setup: Raleigh Serengeti FXS,All Deore equip.
from Colorado Springs, CO
Date Reviewed: August 20, 2002
Strengths: Cheap, reliable
Weaknesses: Only one button, only one layer of insulation on wires, not reenforced like other cateyes.
I have had zero problems with this computer even after a bunck of wrecks. Once you figure it i=out the one button works great, and the wires have yet to become a problem, the people down below who have had problems probably don't have the sensor close enough to the magnet, or dont have the magnet fixed in the proper position, trey a little super glue to hold the magnet to the spoke.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: August 19, 2002
Strengths: Cheap, durable, when you want to do something crazy and you know you will fall, the computer clicks off in a snap so you dont damage it, attractive (people will say, wow you go something on your bike), I like having the time feature, quite accurate.
Weaknesses: I want the time to show in 12 hour mode, but I HAVE TO switch to miles, when in KM, it is set to 24 hour clock. I just want KM and 12 hour clock... damnit, but I'll live with miles... damn americans
Ties that are used to hold the wire and reciever are unattractive on your forks.
Havin speed and time on yoru bike is a nice feature. Only bad things are that 12 hour clock only comes in Miles. The best thing that really pleased me is that you can take off the computer in one snap to get out of your way. Highly recommend it for the price. My greatest fear of buying this is that it will easily come out of place after drops, jumps, stairs. I thought even the smallest drop like a curb would make it jump out of place. I secured it as tight as I could to prevent it, and it seems fine. I've gone down 4 stairs as a test, did some catwalking, tiny drops and its still in just as good as a condition. And I did a tiny fall while trying to 180 endo on grass lol. Great product for the price, highly recommend it.
Bike Setup: 44X15 Fixed Gear, Vittoria CX Tubular, Aero Bars, 1974 Raleigh girls frame.
a Cross Country Rider
from Severna Park MD
Date Reviewed: September 9, 2001
Strengths: large display, gives you what you need to know,
Weaknesses: skinny wire, poor connection,
This would be a great computer if the wire weren't fragile and the connection so bad. the display is great, and gives you speed, total distance, time, trip distance. the slightest vibration, though, knocks the thing out of wack, and just when you think "i've never gone this fast before" you look down and the crappy thing says "0" well for a road biker it would be great, but any slight vibration pretty much renders it useless. i'll give it 2 for being a good product that just doesn't have what it takes for the trails, but would do fine on the road; at least it could perform in one application.