CatEye Velo 2 Computer

3.95/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $21.00


Product Description

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.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ish a Racer from Oxnard, Ca

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2009

Strengths:    It works

Weaknesses:    Bad in wet weather

Bottom Line:   
I jut need it to check speed and distance, don't need nothing fancy

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Favorite Trail:   Along the 101

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Clinic

Similar Products Used:   Cat eye products

Bike Setup:   Road

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J AB from Atlanta

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Strengths:    Long wire allows connection to the back wheel. Therefore, you can use this with an indoor trainier.

Weaknesses:    No Max speed function

Bottom Line:   
See, Ken...I told you!

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Favorite Trail:   Downhill

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Valparaiso Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   A long list of others...

Bike Setup:   Kestrel Talon SL

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John O'Bryan 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Sierra GS

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Cross Country Rider from Northeast PA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2005

Strengths:    Simple design, one button, long battery life, clips in and out of mounting device and still stays very secure, and low price.

Bottom Line:   
It takes a beating and if you do break it your wallet will not hurt for a replacement. I can't believe the battery life, I've had mine for 4 years now and its still working and keeping accurate time.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $17.00

Purchased At:   Bike dealer

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek 8000 Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Came with used bike


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Lucas a Weekend Warrior from Dearborn,MI,USA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2003

Strengths:    Has all the basic's that you need,Durable,precise,monitor detaches...ect

Weaknesses:    No back lit disply for night rides

Bottom Line:   
This is a great computer but it would have been an awsome computer if they would of put a indaglo disply on it....but for $25.00 you cant go wrong,I would recomend this to everyone.

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Favorite Trail:   The one leading to your moms room. :0)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

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.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mason Miller 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)

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   Rocky Hill Ranch

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   REI

Bike Setup:   Kona Blast (pretty much stock except for PM515 clipless...)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Helmy a Weekend Warrior from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2003

Strengths:    Durability, ease of operation, basic features, and easy instalation

Weaknesses:    None that I have found yet

Bottom Line:   
FOr the price and its easy set up and operation and dependability you cant go wrong

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Favorite Trail:   Broad Mtn Loop

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   Pocono Whitewater

Similar Products Used:   Specialized enduro

Bike Setup:   Trek 4900, Judy XC, SHimano 515 pedals, Bontrager Crowbar, Bontrager post, BOntrager double wall rims

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matthieu Gascon a Weekend Warrior from Dieppe, N-B, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap price for the quality

Weaknesses:    thin wires,no max speed fonction, it lags a bit

Bottom Line:   
Its actually a good computer for the quality/price.
But its not the best one.

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Favorite Trail:   None

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   Centre Du Cycliste

Similar Products Used:   Never add another one...

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Serengeti FXS,All Deore equip.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt 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.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $23.00

Bike Setup:   2002 Stumpjumper M4

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lawrence Chow a Cross Country Rider from Coquitlam

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.




Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   BC

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Sports Chek

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 2002 model with deore cranks

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dale from Toronto

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002

Strengths:    It's cheap


Weaknesses:    -Has really weak wires.
-Doesn't track anything once in a while even when everything is hooked up properly.
-Doesn't track maximum speed.


Bottom Line:   
You get what you pay for. If I knew better I would've paid a bit more for a better computer.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   MEC


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Noblesville, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2001

Strengths:    Quick and accurate readout of speed makes it easy to tune TT performance, simple operation and easy setup are also great

Weaknesses:    No max speed function

Bottom Line:   
This computer is the best I have seen for accuracy and precision. The display also responds very quickly to changes in speed.

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Favorite Trail:   60 Miles of flat farm road

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Vetta, Avocet

Bike Setup:   44X15 Fixed Gear, Vittoria CX Tubular, Aero Bars, 1974 Raleigh girls frame.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Kwik- Z 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,

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   avalon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   was a gift

Similar Products Used:   specialized computers, (much better)

Bike Setup:   00 kona fire mountain , with 01 Z4 , XT derrailleurs, kore lite forged stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don a Cross Country Rider from North East PA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2001

Strengths:    It was only $15 if it breaks big deal. Single button operation.

Weaknesses:    Whish it displayed top speed.

Bottom Line:   
Use it. Abuse it. If it breaks your not out of big bucks. I feel it is solid, has a good design, and is very simple to use.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   some bike store

Similar Products Used:   don't remember. But they both got destroyed.

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek 8000 Disc.

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