Ciclosport CM 414 Altimeter Computer

3.73/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Current speed (up to 160 km/h)
  • Average speed
  • Maximum speed
  • Speed control
  • Daily kilometres (up to 999,99 km)
  • Total kilometres (up to 99,999 km)
  • Adjustable daily / total kilometres
  • Two In One-System (multifunctional)
  • Cadence kit (as retrofit kit)
  • Altimeter


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    Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Markus a Weekend Warrior from Karlsruhe, Germany

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2005

    Strengths:    The finish, functions and handling of this computer is really outstanding. Moreover figures can be read easily...
    Great power measurement.


    Weaknesses:    The computer takes too much power...

    Bottom Line:   
    All in all it's the best computer, I've ever used. I had never problems with it. The relation between performance and price is perfect!!!
    Power Measurement methods can be useful not only for pros.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Radsport Ilg

    Similar Products Used:   Avocet Altimeter, Sigma Sport BC1200,BC800


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Alan from San Carlos, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: January 17, 2004

    Strengths:    Altimeter consistent but with a -7.5% error. I live on a hill with 17% grade and want to know how much work I do climbing. Mileage very accurate. Great to download history.

    Weaknesses:    Product Support, Intermittent Button

    Bottom Line:   
    The altimeter, although consistent, had a constant -7.5% error. I compared this with another rider on the Death Ride, and we both saw the same error. One of the buttons was not debounced and would skip functions or not operate at all.

    I tried to contact Ciclo Sport USA numerous times and NEVER received a response.

    I returned it to the bike shop and am trying another. One more chance to improve the rating.

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    Favorite Trail:   Markleeville Death Ride

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye Altimeter.

    Bike Setup:   Trek 5200, Motive $200 Mountain Bike

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Joe Klein a Cross Country Rider from Frankfurt Germany

    Date Reviewed: December 26, 2003

    Strengths:    Almsot all functions you can imagine, can store two setups for different bikes

    Weaknesses:    Reliability. I experienced random resets while driving w/o even touching one of the buttons (all stored data destroyed !!!), sudden lockups (you´ve to press the blue button to make it continue counting).
    It was comletely exchanged for two times - same sh.. !


    Bottom Line:   
    Forget about wireless - especially from Ciclomassacre. If I´d need precise milage values I´d blown away this piece of sh... already before a long, long time !

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    Favorite Trail:   all that are one step to suicide

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   baisikl

    Similar Products Used:   Campa ErgoBrain on my road bike

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll 500 with complete XT setup, Magura Louise FR disk brakes, Mavic Crossmax SL SSC wheelset, Thomson Elite seatpost, Selle Italia SLR Trans AM XP saddle, Shimano 545 pedals, all other parts stock

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by steve gold a Cross Country Rider from SF Ca USA

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2003

    Strengths:    This product does everything. It has worked like a dream. I get all the usual functions plus altitude, temperature, even approximation of power output

    Weaknesses:    So many displays it take a while to cycle through (so to speak). It also takes a while to program and the instructions suffer from poor translation

    Bottom Line:   
    get one

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   xx cycles

    Similar Products Used:   you name it

    Bike Setup:   trek/bontrager

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Martin Vagner a Cross Country Rider from Prague, Czech Rep.

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2003

    Strengths:    accuracy of altimeter, still waterproof, relatively long life of batteries, can be used separately as altimeter, works ok even in minus 15 degrees of Celsius (slightly above zero of F), what else...?

    Weaknesses:    maybe it takes some time to learn the manual (oh god, so many functions!), buttons looks cheap

    Bottom Line:   
    Still good after 10 000 km. Accuracy of altimetr is better compared to Suunto altimetr (which cost more than twice as much). The only CC which did not fail in heavy rain (my old Intertronic, later Cateye 200 and Sigma 800 sometimes collapsed in water). Well, it is joy to have it!

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    Favorite Trail:   south Pyreneen

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   local internet bikeshop

    Similar Products Used:   Suunto altimeter

    Bike Setup:   mainly combination of XT and LX, saddle San Marco Era, SPD 536, Mavic 517 rims, Panaracer Fire XC Pro, FSA 7075 cranks

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Elbow. a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco

    Date Reviewed: March 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Looked cool @ 1st!

    Weaknesses:    Inaccurate and totally unreliable!

    Would stop recording miles for variable periods during rides! Nice when using distance to find trails! Cheap buttons. Finally crashed altogether thanks goodness!


    Bottom Line:   
    Looked sweet in the ads.....

    Went thru entire unit to find faults [batteries, connectors, etc.] No Joy!
    Truly a complete waste of time & money!

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    Favorite Trail:   Goosebury Mesa

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   MtbRev.

    Similar Products Used:   AVocet 50 Alt worked for 10 years.

    Bike Setup:   Maxed out Scalpel

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Brevard,NC

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Lots of info,graphs of Altitude,speed,grade,power(watts),temperature,cadence.More info than you can image.

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a computor that does EVERYTHING and is reliable then this is the one for you. I rotate it between my road bike and mtn bike. Six months ago while rideing in Pisgah forest I endoed in the middle of a creek and the computor flew off into the water, after about five minutes we found it(underwater). Snapped it back on and off we went no problem. Only one thing I would change is it records data every 20 sec (for 64 hours) would prefer to record evey 5 or 10 seconds for less hours.
    I've even taken it on hikes just slip it in your pocket and it will record altitude and the amount of time you were hiking.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $160.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   old ciclosport from the early 90's (still works)

    Bike Setup:   Turner XCE with disc

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jay a Cross Country Rider from Fair Oaks, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 29, 2002

    Strengths:    Has all the features you could ever want in a cyclecomputer.

    Weaknesses:    Orignal setup is time consuming

    Bottom Line:   
    There are enough features to keep anyone happy. I have the alti M that datalogs and it is great. The wireless computer is nice to have and then you can buy the cadence kit and put that on your training bike. Leave the wireless kit on your race bike and just use the 2 bike feature to switch between wheel size. The datalogging feature is nice, although I live in the USA and converting everything from metric on the graphs is kind of a pain.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $180.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Many different Vettas and Cateyes

    Bike Setup:   Jamis Nova, Shimano 105, commuter bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Peter Heimann a Racer from Bielefeld (Germany)

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Reliability; literally dozends of functions; extreme accuarcy; measures height differences of 80 cm (!); can be used for mountain climbing;fantastic, helpful customer service;

    Weaknesses:    found none; former Ciclosport worked faultless for 10 years and over 50.000 km before I lost him

    Bottom Line:   
    People loving to have a sportive ride and participating at races as well as riding mountains will love it! expensive but sturdy, with solid cable and wireless-set. The many functions lure you to look too much on the computer instead enjoy the landscape! Manufacturer won't let you down, when having questions or trouble (own experience).

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    Favorite Trail:   small, smooth side lanes cross country

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   e-bay shop

    Similar Products Used:   old Ciclosport; TREK type "RADAR"

    Bike Setup:   cross country and racing

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Eric a Racer from Winter Park Colorado

    Date Reviewed: July 27, 2002

    Strengths:    Lots of features, very accurate, easy to read, large user buttons.

    Weaknesses:    Takes a while to set up.

    Bottom Line:   
    A bit costly and takes a while to set up but after that this computer is great. Very accurate altimiter, have never had to reset it and check it at mountain passes as well as survey cornerpoint near my work. Large easy to read display. Has lots of features so don't stare at it while selecting what you want to view!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Tipperary

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $160.00

    Purchased At:   Beavers Sports Shop Winter Park

    Similar Products Used:   Avocet, cateye, Sigma sport

    Bike Setup:   Klein Adept Pro

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Rick a Racer from Louisville, KY, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 7, 2002

    Strengths:    Every imaginable function, extremely accurate.

    Weaknesses:    Less than stellar translation from German to English in the instructions, unclear instructions in general. Proprietary software won't let you export data in other formats.

    Bottom Line:   
    Worth the money if you like toys.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $180.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   About a zillion different cyclometers.

    Bike Setup:   Road: Lemond Mailloit Jaune w/Campy Record

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