Sigma Sport Sport BC 600 Computer

3.45/5 (22 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00


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Sigma Sport BC 600


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kereskedo a Racer from Budapest

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2011

Strengths:    It was well working, for Thirty bucks a year!

Weaknesses:    After the change of batteries the contact lid was broken rosted.

Bottom Line:   
TAKE care when driving in the rain, put a piece of plastic over. Otherwise your battery contact will rost and brake!

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Favorite Trail:   Europe

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Gazelle

Bike Setup:   City

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Serafin a Racer from Miami, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2005

Strengths:    Easy Setup
User Friendly


Weaknesses:    Limited info

Bottom Line:   
I have been using it for a long time, I even have two of them, one in my MTB and the other in the Road Bike. I don't complaint about them. Both computers are still working after 3 years of continuosly use.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop in Puerto Rico

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Mountain & Road Bikes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick a Weekend Warrior from Wollongong, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2005

Strengths:    Accurate. Easy to read numbers. Simple to use. Good battery life. Cheap.

Weaknesses:    Once in a while would lose readings due to the sensor being bumped slightly. Elastic bands might look weak but they do make it easy to move the computer from bike to bike.

Bottom Line:   
This computer has the basics and generally does it well. It's good bang for your buck. I noticed there was some dude complaining about it not being waterproof, but I've ridden it in the rain (too many bloody times) and the computer never had a problem.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Rebel Sport

Similar Products Used:   This is my first computer

Bike Setup:   GT Tequesta MTB. Fuji Finest Roadie

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jesse a Weekend Warrior from Lighthouse Point, Florida

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2004

Strengths:    Inexpensive. Easy to install and set up. Accurate odometer function.

Weaknesses:    Confirms the old adage "you get what you pay for."

Bottom Line:   
The Sigma Sport BC 600 computer has all the basic functions a rider is likely to want: time, trip mileage, total mileage, current speed, maximum speed, and trip time. It does not provide a readout for average speed, but the user can calculate this by hand at the end of his ride by using the trip mileage and trip time data.

Installation of the computer unit to the handlebars and the pick-up unit on the fork is accomplished through the use of rubber O-rings (as opposed to zip ties used on many computers). This makes the unit easy to transfer between bikes if so desired. Neither the computer mount or the
pick-up has come loose over several months of use.

Data for about two dozen different tire diameters are supplied on the installation instructions. Riding a measured mile showed that the calibration factor was spot on for my wheel and tire setup (26x1.9).

The specification sheet for this computer states that the unit is water resistant (not waterproof). However, my experience leads me to believe that the even the claim of mere water resistance is perhaps a tad optimistic.

The computer's first month of use was trouble free. It never required any tweaking or adjustment.

One of my usual rides takes me past a golf course and, as anyone living in south Florida knows, the golf greens down here are in almost constant need of watering. On one particular morning a sprinkler head near the path was out of whack and instead of confining itself to watering the green, the sprinkler was spraying in a 360 degree circuit. Every few seconds the path was getting a liberal dowsing. I was winding up my morning ride and figured that a two- second shower would be a good pick-me-up before pedaling home. My timing resulted in running through the sprinkler's spray for perhaps twenty feet.

On stopping at an intersection perhaps a minute later to begin the ride home I checked the computer and saw that it had zeroed itself out. Obviously water had seeped into the unit and caused a malfunction. By the time I got home twenty minutes later the computer seemed to have shaken itself off and was again funtioning properly.

However, on my ride the following day the computer would periodically freeze for perhaps a minute and then return to normal. To make a long story less long, for the past six weeks since gettng wet the computer has been locking up like this. I was hoping that the problem was temporary and would disappear after everything had dried out. Alas, I think it a permanent condition.

The Sigma Sport BC 600 would be a good basic computer for someone interested in collecting data for their rides. However, my experience leads me to conclude that, claims of water resistance aside, the BC 600 must be kept bone dry to function properly. Perhaps some clear acrylic caulking judiciously applied around the case seams and where the wires enter the unit would render it more resistant to water.

My recommendation would be to steer clear of this particular model unless you are willing to take pains to keep it from getting wet. Otherwise, get a computer that the manufacturer clearly states is waterproof.

I will contact Sigma Sport to see if they will fix or replace my computer. However, I've a feeling that a run-in with a rogue golf course sprinkler is not covered by the warranty. It's not the end of the world, but the next computer I purchase for my single speed will be waterproof.

(Geez ... I can't believe that I've blathered on so long about a $13.95 bike computer)

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Getaway Cycles-Pompano Beach

Similar Products Used:   CatEye M 3

Bike Setup:   Surley 1x1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bobby Orellano a Weekend Warrior from Rome, New York

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2004

Strengths:    Small, compact size. Excellent battery life. Cheap and acurate had for long time and has yet to let me down. Upgradable any time to wireless.

Weaknesses:    No avg. speed. The rubber band mountings look kind of weak. I guess i'll just have to wait and see. Batteries shouldn't come already installed.

Bottom Line:   
great bang for the buck.

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Favorite Trail:   Black River

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Giant Yucon, soon Giant NRS2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nicolas Bello a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

Strengths:    Small, compact size. Excellent battery life. Upgradeable to wireless (not standard though, must buy add-on wireless kit).

Weaknesses:    Wires seem flimsly. I upgraded to wireless kit (Sigma's RDS) almost instantly.

Bottom Line:   
A nice, first-time buyer bike computer. Easy to use. Lightweight design. Only feature I miss is average speed, it only provides you with your maximum speed for a given ride.

Simple to adjust for wheel size with included sizing chart.

I strongly recommend Sigma's wireless update (RDS) for this unit. You won't have to worry about tearing any cables when you're out on rougher trails.

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Favorite Trail:   Don River Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   None, this is my first bike computer.

Bike Setup:   Giant Cypress

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dean freeman a Downhiller from gosport

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2003

Strengths:    renforced weels

Weaknesses:    heavy`

Bottom Line:   
stone cold said so

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Favorite Trail:   queen elizabeth country park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $265.00

Similar Products Used:   bmx

Bike Setup:   back and front disc brake

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by david rome a Cross Country Rider from sydney

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002

Strengths:    looks good, easy to use, has to be clipped out, quite acurate.


Weaknesses:    Well there really was none besides when i went over 20km/ph it would fade out the 2 but sent that into my bike shop and a week later they got a brand new one for me. now its working great

Bottom Line:   
this is a great product but if i were to be looking for a new computer now i would go for the more expensive($5)one which is the bc800 i think, and that tells the average speed.

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Favorite Trail:   oaks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   cranks bike shop

Similar Products Used:   crappy one from wollies

Bike Setup:   giant yukon, not much changed besides grips and pedals

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rusty Hill a Downhiller from Granby

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap and acurate had for long time and has yet to let me down.

Weaknesses:    Wires are brittle.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good unit and is real reliable it will never brake

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:1
Submitted by joe therider a Cross Country Rider from atlantic northeast

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2002

Strengths:    i dont really like this product

Weaknesses:    rubber bands are weak, ilost the mounting bracket for the magnetic reciever on my fork, i guess in a crash...wire han not failed but is too thin for off road use, im sure it wouldnt last much longer if the digital readout hadent sh$t the bed last week, somehow it doesnt read the number in the tenths place (ie 15mph is read as 5mph)

Bottom Line:   
i bought this product as an impulse purchase, my computer broke the night before, i also bought one for a friend of mine and his died at the three month mark. BUYER BEWARE.

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Favorite Trail:   singletrack

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   the gettin place

Similar Products Used:   shwinn computer...its crap too...im trying a planit bike next wish me luck

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth truth with a hell of alot of miles

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marcel a Weekend Warrior from San Juan, PR

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2002

Strengths:    Looks cool, easy to read, very easy mounting. Upgradable any time to wireless.

Weaknesses:    No avg. speed. The rubber band mountings look kind of weak. I guess i'll just have to wait and see. Batteries shouldn't come already installed.

Bottom Line:   
Since i've only used it a couple of times i cant say its the best computer in the world. But it is working excelently so far. If it continues like this it is going to be a great gift for me, since i got it for christmas.
It has everything you need and nothing you dont. Its not a bad investment considering that a computer wont improve your performance and i dont see the real necesity to spend more than 25 bucks in a computer...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Sigma Sport

Bike Setup:   Trek 4300. Only the frame is stock...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Arjen a Cross Country Rider from Netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2001

Strengths:    visibility of display is very good, mounting it on your bike is a piece of cake: no tools necessary, not even a screwdriver!

Weaknesses:    no average speed function, only full km's no tenths or more precise!

Bottom Line:   
looks nic, mounting easily. poor features and for that price... get yourself a CATEYE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   cateye mity 2 and 3

Bike Setup:   currently on Giant ATB bike for cross country riding.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Marcus a Weekend Warrior from Decatur, IL

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap

Weaknesses:    Very Cheap

Bottom Line:   
Cheap construction and really poor mounting. It flew off the mounting never to be seen again when I went over the bars. It might be ok if you never get off the road. Bottom Line: buy a Cateye with more features for the less money and you will be much happier.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Cateye

Bike Setup:   Trek 6000

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nick Baxter a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2001

Strengths:    Easy to setup, easy to read, unobtrusive, adequate funtions for most purposes, robust (has'nt let in water despite a few downpours), long battery life (18 mnths at least).


Weaknesses:    Mounting clip for monitor is a bit flimsy - I expected it to break, but it has lasted well so far, rubber band mounting looks weak, but again has lasted well (I suppose you could replace it with any suitable band if it breaks), wires are very thin and connections look weak - I used insulation tape to minimise any free wires at sender unit and monitor clip.

Bottom Line:   
Quite impressed, having had problems with other makes before trying this one. Concerns about wires and monitor clip, but no problems sofar (famous last words !).

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere green

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   Cateye

Bike Setup:   Rough road touring. Orbit frame, road setup.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Luke a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2001

Strengths:    it has lots of functions for the price

Weaknesses:    okay, the wire broke when pulled at a reasonable force, then wen the wire got replaced with a replacement kit after a few months it stopped working, then the wire had to be replaced again. and the button at the bottum of it came of and wen i put it back it was obviously really fragile and stuck on real badly.

Bottom Line:   
dont buy it you can ge heaps better for the same $ like a cateye or something that takes ages before it stuffs up. but wen its only that price u shouldnt expect 2 much.

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Favorite Trail:   heaps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   rebel

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   old norco

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