Specialized 01 Speedzone Elite Computer

4.1/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99


Product Description

Wireless computer with all the functions of the Comp plus cadence and backlight.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Christopher from Monroe, WA

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2005

Strengths:    Has all the functions I need. Simple to use. Easy to read.

Weaknesses:    Resetting one function resets ALL functions. I've not found a way around this. 2nd well option shares stats with 1st wheel, so maintaining cumulative stats for two separate bikes not possible.

Bottom Line:   
Has all the features I wanted and need, but it would be nice to be able to save certain measures while resetting others. Saving max or average speed, for instance, yet resetting distance or timer.

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Favorite Trail:   still searching

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Local cycle shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Road

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derrick Webb a Weekend Warrior from Fenton

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2004

Strengths:    See previous entry and add endurance and trans to receiver range.

Weaknesses:    See previous entry and add hard to find.

Bottom Line:   
Works and looks like new. Hot, cold, wet, muddy with many wipeouts and this unit took it all. They got this one right. I just can't find one locally for my son's bike. I like to support the local bike shops but I guess it's back to the internet.

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Favorite Trail:   Pick one .. any one.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Town and Country Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   See previous entry.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper M4 with complete Shimano XT drivetrain upgrade.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Will a Cross Country Rider from Beaverton, Or

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2002

Strengths:    +Wireless (duh)
+cool colors (mine's transluscent)
+ergonomic shape


Weaknesses:    -No way to remove Cadence and Interval so I don't have to scroll through them (I don't use them mtn-biking)
-the backlight is finicky (works after a couple pushes of the button)
-kind of big but I guess it has to be for it to be wireless
-NO 2nd magnet & transmitter to be used with the cadence mount in case you want to run it on two bikes


Bottom Line:   
Great computer but a little expensive so I waited a while till it went on sale.

The most upsetting thing about this computer is that it does not come with a 2nd magnet & transmitter so you can run the same computer on two different bikes. What's the point of providing the standard mount and the cadence mount for two bikes when you have no 2nd magnet & transmitter?!?

==3 chilis for value because of no 2nd set of hardware

==4 chilis overall because I have had no glaring problems with it

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   on sale at the Bike Gallery

Similar Products Used:   -Cateye Tomo (not waterproof & weak cable-housing)
-Cateye Enduro 2 (awesome computer till it got stolen)
-Axiom 8.0 W (wireless, one-button control but very ugly)


Bike Setup:   '01 Access frame, XT/XTR, '01 Judy XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LSett from Stamford, CT

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This is a follow up to my last posting. Since I experienced the issues with my computer I dropped a note to Specialized. They were extremely helpful and sent me a replacement free of charge after I sent them my broken computer. Since then I've had no issues. We all know the headaches that can be experienced with some bike manufactures, and Specialized is definitely different from the rest. I highly recommend this computer as well as any other Specialized component based on their great customer service. At least you know if it breaks, they are there to help you out.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by LSett a Weekend Warrior from Stamford, CT

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2002

Strengths:    Intall, Wireless, Very Removable (helpfull while hosing down your bike after a muddy ride), Total Dist calculation keeps a running tab of your milage for the entire season, plus if you change the batteries you can program the odometer to start where you left off in milage,

Weaknesses:    For some reason my Dist function stops working every now and again. However the speedometer function continues to work. After scrolling through it a couple of times it starts to work again.

Bottom Line:   
Great product, very pleased would buy again and recommend it to any other riders in the market for a computer.

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Favorite Trail:   Mianus

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Klien Attitude

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil from Boston

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2002

Strengths:    Easy to setup, easy to read, easy to scroll through display while riding, neat translucent color.

Weaknesses:    You'll need 20/20 vision to get through the smallest of small users manual! A wee bit on the pricy side.

Bottom Line:   
This things GREAT! I just replaced my old one (which I lost in a crash) with this newest version of the same thing. When I end up losing this one I will buy the same thing again. Has most all the bells and whistles, great for for more serious riders, night riders and two biked riders(has options for use with two different wheels). The wireless(unless you use the optional cadence mode), the backlight, the whole setup is great. Detachable - very useful if you log your miles.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Specialized online

Similar Products Used:   '99 Specialized speedzone Team

Bike Setup:   '00 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Frogskins a Weekend Warrior from PA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2001

Strengths:    Great range for a wireless computer, Simple install, backlight

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I really like this computer. Great range for a wireless computer and the install was a snap. No-brainer. Just don't run over it with your car.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Cateye


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian Evans a Cross Country Rider from Mill Valley, CA

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2001

Strengths:    Easy Installation and callibration, good backlight, good basic features

Weaknesses:    Colors are kind of weird, cadence feature display still exist even if you don't set up to use for cadence (duh)

Bottom Line:   
Good wireless computer at a reasonable price.

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Favorite Trail:   Downieville Downhill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $59.00

Similar Products Used:   Cateye

Bike Setup:   Moots YBB

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derrick Webb a Cross Country Rider from Fenton, Michigan, USA

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2001

Strengths:    Transmitter to receiver range very good @ 24 inches. Cost is very reasonable for wireless unit. Side buttons for mode and function selection has good ergonomics.

Weaknesses:    Weird color styles. Mode icon displays are too small. Installation of transmitter on shock seemed unnatural ... mounting hardware seemed not thought out well for shock mounting.

Bottom Line:   
Installation of receiver a no-brainer. Transmitter to receiver range was best I could find in SE Michigan. I was suprised the wireless CatEye had a max range that puts the transmitter right in the middle of the stantion ... duh??? What's funnier is when some bike shops say ignore the range spec ... it'll work ... yeah right. Anyway; the Specialized had a spec that made sense and so far after 50 miles of moderately hard riding it is working flawlessly. I'm using only 18 inches of the 24 inch range. Speed display is easy to read and I like the side push buttons so I don't have to lift my hands off the bar. Mode selection is difficult to read ... especially when riding. Like any else it's not perfect but it sure is very good.

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Favorite Trail:   Pick one ... any one.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Town and Country Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Trek Radar (5 years), Cat Eye (2 years), Avocet (2 years)

Bike Setup:   2001 M4 Stump Jumper Straight Up

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eberhard a Weekend Warrior from Germany (Bavaria)

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2001

Strengths:    after using it 2 months nothing but the backlight

Weaknesses:    The current speed is shown in very large figures, however the descriptions on the left side are hardly legible (very small). Some raindrops and they are hidden.

To show the clock a 3 seconds press on the right side button is necessary. Far away from the main menu. What a stupid design.

A reset while the average speed is shown gives just a reset of the average. All other things are kept !! Incredible.

A reset while the overall distance is shown gives really a reset of this figure. I nearly couldn't believe that when it happened the first time.

The intervall function is useless (for me) and disturb only.


Bottom Line:   
Absolutely not recommendable !! Don't buy.
This was my third computer. All of them are just for scrapping.

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Favorite Trail:   across the Alps from Bavaria to Northern Italy

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Bruegelmann / Germany

Similar Products Used:   Sigma BC801 (not waterproof)
Sigma Targa (also not waterproof / side parts lost quickly)


Bike Setup:   Fahradmanufaktur Bremen / Type B150 Ltd
most components Shimano XTR / XT
Brakes Magura Race Line (HS33)

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