Specialized Speedzone Comp Wireless Computer

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Performance training tools and convenience of a wireless design
  • Plus: a wireless speed sensor
  • Optional wired cadence kit sold separately
  • Interval timer
  • Stopwatch
  • Beeper alert

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by marco a Weekend Warrior from st. albert, alberta, canada

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2010

Strengths:    The display is great - big numbers. I like the idea that I can see 3 diffferent displays.

Weaknesses:    The manual is useless. I have fairly good with technology but even I cannot understand the manual. Checking their website doesn't help because it is the exact same manual except that it does use a bigger font. In addition, although I have repeatedly tried, other than the stopwatch, I can't get it going. I will be visiting the bike shop again.

Bottom Line:   
Do not buy it unless someone who knows how to use it can show you how to instal it and use it. If the bike shop installs it for you, ensure that it works before you leave the shop and that they show you how to use it.

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Favorite Trail:   Jasper

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   edmonton - revolutio

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ayork a Weekend Warrior from Bothell, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    the majority of the readouts are large font and easily readable but some require a magnifying glass

Weaknesses:    the directons are among the worst for any product i have ever seen. the font size has to be 5 or less. it is a 'mini-book' set of directons and not only is the type so small you can't read it, the directons in general are poorly done, non-specific, esoteric, confusing and incomplete

Bottom Line:   
This may be a good cycling computer but it will take a while of trial and error to find out since the directions are useless. don't buy this product unless you are very experienced with cycling computers - you will need experience to make up for the really poor documentation provided by the company. i have been away from cycling for more than 10 years so i am not that familiar with the newer cycling computer products - but i know how to program things and this product should be a lot easier to use than it is.

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Favorite Trail:   Tiger Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Bike Setup:   The set-up of the screens and modes took me an inordinate amount of time because the directions are so poor. there are pictures for installation but the drawings are so small you have a hard time identifying the parts. the same with the screen pictures in the programming section.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh910 a Cross Country Rider from Berkhamsted, Herts, Uk

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2009

Strengths:    Does most things really well, Big Display, Looks Great and Allows you to use two lines of information together or separately.

Weaknesses:    thermometer not always accurate and takes a while to cool down after being indoors. As well a that you have to but the cadence censor separately, which is annoying because the wired version which cost less has it as standard.

Bottom Line:   
Considering that at the moment the computer is worth more than my actual bike then it does the job remarkably well. I like the display and the fact that you can have two different rows of information as well as the speed. It also has some really cool features like a bar system which goes up when you are going above your average speed and down when you are going under it.
Unfortunately this is my Third specialized comp that I have had in the past 2 weeks. The first one had problems because the battery slot was broken but the people at the shop i brought it from fixed that. But then after 2 days of basically no riding (8k ish) i just stopped working.
I returned that product got given a new one, only to find out on my way back, that there was a massive black splodge in the corner of the screen!
Thankfully Third time lucky, I have now got a fully functional cycle computer.

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Favorite Trail:   Aston Hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Lesure Wheels

Similar Products Used:   Halfords bike computer.

Bike Setup:   Giant rock SE - Shimano SIS - RST OMNI.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by willtsmith_nwi a Cross Country Rider from Valparaiso, IN

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2008

Strengths:    Large Display, Large Buttons. Nice mounting system via the stem cap. This frees the stem from mounting a light battery. Easy system for selecting tire sizes.

Weaknesses:    The buttons don't register every keypress. This is very frustrating. The battery life is not good on this product. In fact, my unit came with an expired battery. The transmitter does not use the same battery type as the receiver.

Bottom Line:   
It's a decent product but those damn buttons piss me off.

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Favorite Trail:   Outback Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Jano Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Cateye Micro-Wireless.

Bike Setup:   Karate Monkey XT/X9 build.

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