Specialized 03 Speed Zone 5.0 Elite Computer Computer

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $69.99

Product Description

Same features as our 9 function Speed Zone Comp computers along with being wireless and offering wired cadence functions, 2nd wheel option and backlight. New for 2003 wider needle for even easier reading.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam White a Cross Country Rider from Exmouth, Devon

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2004

Strengths:    Wireless ability is handy, but it isnt wireless if you want to use the cadence feature... which kinda defeats the object, but i dont use it anyhow.looks good, is different to anything else on the market.Buttons are easy to use and it can remember track times and stuff. relatviely waterproof, been in HEAVY rain and its still fine. also its generally well built, outlasting all others ive tried.

Weaknesses:    Doesnt switch itself on like most do, which is annoying. the clamp isnt that strong, meaning it wobbles cross country. The button that does the light and start/stop timer is REALLY hard to work. It isnt on a quick release like some cheaper models, so when you lock up your bike some pesky git can steal it with a screwdriver.Niggling problems really, but the menus are, for me at least, quite tricky to master and it wiped its memory once (and id built up loads of miles too!:()

Bottom Line:   
I love it! Just a few niggling faults, but ive grown to live with them as its durable and looks different.

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Favorite Trail:   Woodbury Common?

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   evans cycles website

Similar Products Used:   Various cheaper ones, but they all broke with the same treatment.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Hardrock Sport

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Waco

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2003

Strengths:    Looks good, has all the essentials, sturdy

Weaknesses:    no quick release

Bottom Line:   
A great computer. It has all the basic functions, plus a wire-setup cadence feature, and it's easy to calibrate. Big buttons provide easy naviagtion through the different options. The 03 model also has an indiglo-style backlight which is great. The lack of quick-release is no big deal ir you're just going to use it on one bike. There are also lots of accessories included which make attaching the computer and sensors to odd-shaped and sized handle bars and spokes easy.

I do some pretty intense riding in Cameron Park, Waco, TX, and the magnet and wireless sensor have stayed absolutley put. Computer has worked beautifully, even when the weather's been cool and there's been lots of mud and water.

I don't think things like heart rate really apply to mountain riding, so you can save some money with this computer there.


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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   Specialized web site

Bike Setup:   03 Raleigh M80

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