Sigma Sport Sport Targa Computer

3.7/5 (47 Reviews)
MSRP : $35.00


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Sigma Sport Targa


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Miles Julihn a Cross Country Rider from Camino, CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2007

Strengths:    Extra heavy cable from fork-mounted sensor. Large display. Stem mount.

Weaknesses:    Difficult to set up. Battery life not as good as other computers.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this computer when a mild crash on my MTB severed the thin wire to my previous Sigma 1200. I like the heavy gauge wire and easy-to-read display. I have replaced the rubber band on the fork sensor with zip ties for better security. The stem mount feature protects the computer unit from damage, but is more difficult to read from the saddle than most handlebar mounted units due to the angle of the stem.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 1200, Cateye Astrale 8

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 -- stock with upgraded wheels and Avid BB7 disc brakes.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bill Davis a Weekend Warrior from Olympia, WA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2004

Strengths:    Large Display, easy to work functional buttons.

Weaknesses:    Solder point failed at one of the bracket contact points. This failure at less than 114 miles of use (all road use).

Bottom Line:   
No replacement parts available (that I can find). Poor workmanship and quality control. The Cateye Mity more suitable for use at about one-third the cost.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $32.00

Purchased At:   Bike Stand, Olympia, WA

Similar Products Used:   Cat Eye products, never failed except battery replacement.

Bike Setup:   Mountain Bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ilkka a Cross Country Rider from Oulu, Finland

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003

Strengths:    Strong and sturdy casing
Good wireing
Clear display
Logical user interface
Fairly easy to install
Some spare parts included in original package


Weaknesses:    No integrated backlight on display
Sensor range is quite short (about 2mm)


Bottom Line:   
The computer has endured some rough rides and conditions here in Finland, and has usually worked well. Temperatures below -10 degrees celcius of course cause the LCD display to slow down and freeze, but the computer always measures the distance and recovers when returned to warmer temperature.

If you make sure you hear a click when attaching the computer to its holder, it almost certainly doesn't fall (at least mine hasn't a single time). Anyway, it probably wouldn't be a problem if it did fall as long as you find it. I have dropped my computer (accidently of course) from stairways as high as four floors and the computer has survived completely unharmed, only the casing has gotten some bruises!

I've driven about 10000km with the same batteries (2,5years) and the batteries are still OK.

All the other important facts have pretty much been covered by everybody else =).

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Pyörä Suvala

Similar Products Used:   a VDO cycle computer

Bike Setup:   Tunturi Kayapó
Sigma Sport Mirage Headlights
Sigma Sport Targa Cycle Computer

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2003

Strengths:    Big, clear display
Large buttons easy to use with gloves
Strong sensor cable
Simple and intuitive to use
Average and maximum speed function
Waterproof


Weaknesses:    Sensor clamp is loose, sensor kept falling out until I taped it.
Weak sensor magnet. Needs small gap 2mm max.
No decimal display on speedometer.
Computer mount lacks versatility.


Bottom Line:   
Computer module is reliable and easy to use.
The display is clear and easy to read.
Needs a decimal on the speed display.
Battery is still good after 2500km.
Sensor mount and magnet let down an otherwise good product.
Only 3 chilis overall, would have got 4 chilis if the sensor worked properly.

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Favorite Trail:   Andersons fire trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $31.00

Purchased At:   Rebel Sport

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Learsport TR3270, Conti Twister Tyres, Crank Bros Mallet pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by theaussiepea a Weekend Warrior from Cadillac, MI

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2003

Strengths:    Sturdy and simple large buttons you can still use with winter gloves; thick cable mounting

Weaknesses:    Short battery life; mounting not universal; no cadence option

Bottom Line:   
A basic, reliable cyclocomputer from Sigma Sports tailored for MTBers.

The stem mount is nice if your handlebar is crowded, however make sure your stem is long enough (probably 90mm or more) so that the computer can slide up and off the mount. The curve of the mount is not designed for oversized stems, but it will stil stay put fairly well.

For those that can't get the mount or receiver on the stem or fork--stretch those rubber bands; that's what they are for! They seem to hold very securely, especially on the larger stems/forks, as the rubber is pulled nice and taught (though it is a little tricky to mount at first).

The magnet and mount are fairly easy to take off one bike and put on another, though after a while it's worth the extra $ to buy an extra so you can just move the computer. Two wheelset size settings makes this easy.

The battery life on these computers seems to be shorter than others. My first one lasted less than 6 months.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   nashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   BC 1400; Cateye Enduro 2

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD4; Fatty Headshok; XT/SRAM 9.0 drivetrain; Syncros wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ilakano a Cross Country Rider from Walnut Creek, CA

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2002

Strengths:    Simple, reliable

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
A nice reliable, simple tool for the average non-techno geek cyclist.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Vetta

Bike Setup:   N/A

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony from Earth

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2002

Strengths:    Accurate.
Cheap.
Looks good.


Weaknesses:    The use of a rubber band to keep it mounted.
Sometimes the cordless sensor doesn't light up.


Bottom Line:   
works as advertised. The wired version is thick and strong. The only complaint is the use of rubber bands to mount the computer on the handlebar - I would prefer zip ties instead. However, it's never fallen off, so it's more of a pet peeve than a complaint.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   Avocet 30
Cateye Cordless 2


Bike Setup:   Tommasini Sintesi w/ Chorus. Yeti Arc w/ XT.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ray a Racer from California

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2002

Weaknesses:    The computer fell off multiple times while riding cross-country!!! I eventually lost it! Does anyone know if I can get my $ back or a replacement from Sigma Sport???

Does Sigma Sport even have a web site?!

The batteries in it didn't last that long either.


Bottom Line:   
Here is part of the description of this computer: "The Sigma Sport Targa is built tough for off-road use."

LOL AHAHHAHAHA off-road use, the computer pops off so easily, don't buy it unless you want to lose your computer.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James from Jersey CI

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2002

Strengths:    Reliable and tough. Enough features to keep one happy

Weaknesses:    Rubber bands to mount the unit and sensor. Difficult on large suspesnion forks

Bottom Line:   
Reasoable and has proved relaible. Battery life could be better. The thick cable helps and warming the rubber bands in hot (hand hot) water for a little helps them stretch. Big buttons easy to work with gloves though a little less than +ve

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Varius

Bike Setup:   Sott G-Zero Pro with riser bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FROST a Weekend Warrior from STATEN ISLAND

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2002

Bottom Line:   
BIG BUTTONS,EASY TO USE, NO FUNKY COLORS, DOES THE JOB. i LIKE THIS COMPUTER ALOT.THE ONLY THING I WOULD RECOMEND GETTING THE WIRELESS UPGRADE,BECAUSE ON THE TRAILS SOONER OR LATER YOUR CABLE WILL GET JACKED.

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Favorite Trail:   ALL

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   PRICEPOINT


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob a Cross Country Rider from australia

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2002

Strengths:    I like the speed comparison feature (average to current speed). Easy to set up. The thicker cable is a nice thought as well.

Weaknesses:    Could use cadence, but am happy with what it offers.

Bottom Line:   
I use it with hte cordless upgrade from sigma. it works well, and I'd buy another one if I get another bike.

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Favorite Trail:   super ridge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $18.00

Similar Products Used:   Sigma BC 400.

Bike Setup:   2000 giant atx 890, 317 rims, hugi onyx hubs.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Günter Strunzow a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2002

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    The mounting clip that goes onto the stem does not fit well. When the stem is not a level one the Targa LCD display is unreadable. The sensor mount does not hold the sensor well - it comes apart quite easily. The sensor cable is way too short. The sensor mount rubber bands are anything but sufficiently long enough for my Rock Shox Judy XC.

Bottom Line:   
This is the worst bike product I have ever seen. A shame for the otherwise famous german engineering reputation (especially in the mechanics department). Don't buy this crap.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Linke Fahrradzubehör Berlin

Similar Products Used:   Sigma BC900, VDO C08

Bike Setup:   Stevens F5 Pro, RockShox Judy XC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Racer from Alpharetta, GA.

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2002

Strengths:    THE PRICE! I got it for $25 plus another $25 for the RCS wireless upgrade.
Water resistant, looks great, no useless functions, the average speed helps me pace myself during races; overall does what it says it will do


Weaknesses:    Stem mount won't fit on short stems (<100 mm.).
You also can't put the magnet on aero-bladed spokes of the Mavic CrossMax wheelset.
-WOULD BE A LOT BETTER WITH A BACKLIGHT-


Bottom Line:   
This is a great cycolocomputer not because it does what you don't think it will do but because it does what it is supposed to.

I didn't like the stem mount and upgraded to the RCS wireless mount which is working great. I race in the State and NORBA series in Junior II Men's Category and it has made it through stuff that I almost didn't. Unfortunately, the casing is not actually titanium, just Ti color, but it still is pretty durable.

They should make a cyclocomputer that has a full Ti casing.

Sigma Sport should also consider putting backlights into their computers like Cateye. It would cost more, but it would help a lot during night riding.

5 flamin poopies on value, 4 overall because of the lack of backlight and the ackward stem mount.

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Favorite Trail:   Chicopee Woods

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Mity3, Sigma Sport BC800

Bike Setup:   Schwinn 7005 alu. hardtail, Marzocchi Bomber Z.4, Michelin tires, Titec and Kore parts, Selle Italia Gel Flite Ti Saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by William Lambert a Weekend Warrior from Bethlehem, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2001

Strengths:    Reasonable price, thick wires, big display

Weaknesses:    Cadence not available

Bottom Line:   
This is a very nice unit. It is easy to install, set up and use. The display is large enough that it is easy to read at a quick glance. It provides all the information you need except cadence.

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Favorite Trail:   Lehigh Gorge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Saucon Valley Bikes

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Giant WARP DSIII

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brett Mitchell a Cross Country Rider from Pullman, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2001

Strengths:    Great features, easy to use and read. very tough.

Weaknesses:    Buttons are a little flimsey but I put it through hell

Bottom Line:   
Excellent product! I definitely recommend the wireless upgrade (about $25). No problem mounting it to my Bomber. Tough as nails. I even put it thought the washing machine and it came out ticking like a champ. Recommend this to anyone who wants a great computer at a reasonable price.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   B&L Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Giant Rainier

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