Vetta RT77 Computer

2/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.99


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Product Description

  • Current Speed
  • Average Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Speed Comparator
  • Cumulative Odometer
  • Trip Odometer
  • 12/24 Hour Clock
  • Ride Timer
  • Service Timer
  • Cadence
  • Average Cadence
  • Maximum Cadence
  • Freeze Frame Memory
  • Dual Display
  • Auto Start/Stop


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    Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ryan a Cross Country Rider from celina,tx, usa

    Date Reviewed: August 2, 2007

    Strengths:    sleek, has all the features i like. was on clearance at rei. cadence was the big selling point

    Weaknesses:    none that i can think of

    Bottom Line:   
    i like this product. hav'nt had a problem with it yet. don't know why everybody had such problems with theirs. would buy another vetta product

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   R.E.I.

    Similar Products Used:   bell

    Bike Setup:   trek 3700- slicks, rack and pack, lights. total communter

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by David Midboe a Weekend Warrior from Carson City, NV

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2006

    Strengths:    Small and unobtrusive

    Weaknesses:    Buttons hard to use. Very difficult to reset. Eats batteries.

    Bottom Line:   
    Moved from mtn bike to road bike - useless for mtn bike because of button size/position, OK for road bike. Love the Cat Eye though.

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    Favorite Trail:   Tahoe Flume

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Similar Products Used:   Cat Eye CC AT 100

    Bike Setup:   Porsche Bike FS-Evo / Trek 5500 (road)

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Vicky from San Francisco, CA

    Date Reviewed: July 12, 2004

    Strengths:    It is easy to use and find the data that you want.

    Weaknesses:    The left button broke after only 2 uses, so it won't reset the trip odometer. In addition, the set up is difficult and instructions poor. Lastly, the sensor on the front fork requires an odd angle and moves frequently out of alignment, either stopping the reading or causing a clicking noise.

    Bottom Line:   
    Poor quality. Thank goodness I bought it at REI, where they stand by all their products.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Avocet, Sigma

    Bike Setup:   Road bike

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Kevin a Weekend Warrior from Yasu, Shiga, Japan

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Erm, let me think ... well, it's cordless

    Weaknesses:    Where do I start?
    The magnet is HUGE.
    The batteries in the transmitter are weird and REALLY hard to find.
    After about 6 months, something died. Only when the reciever was an inch from the transmitter it worked at all.
    Buttons are hard to push as they're small, stiff & unresponsive.


    Bottom Line:   
    Pile of garbage. Complete waste of money & wont buy a Vetta product again.

    It wasnt only the weeks spent looking for a 1/2 AA sized 12V battery for the transmiter, or the magnet dying after 6 months for no apparent reason, or the transmitter failing or ... it was the total lack of response from emails sent to Vetta. Customer service? Non-existant.

    NOONE should buy it. Stick with CatEye or Shimano.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Various CatEye computers, even a $10 Sanyo computer - which was & still is miles better ... it's still working!

    Bike Setup:   GT Avalanche 2.0

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shamus a Racer from Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

    Date Reviewed: September 25, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    together with my heart rate monitor they make an awesome pair

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $32.00


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Peter a Weekend Warrior from Socorro, NM USA

    Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002

    Strengths:    Looks cool

    Weaknesses:    Hard to use, batteries run out fast, freezes up and resets for no apparent reason

    Bottom Line:   
    The main problem with this unit is the flaky electronics. It went through the first battery in less than 6 months, now it is occasionally freezing up and resetting itself, loosing all data in the process. My wife has another Vetta model on her bike, which is doing similar things. Also, as far as I can tell, you need to take out the battery and completely reinitialize the unit to change the time on the clock -- a minor, but annoying problem.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized and Cateye

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale R500

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by chris hughes a Cross Country Rider from atlanta, Ga

    Date Reviewed: November 6, 2001

    Strengths:    works half of the time

    Weaknesses:    piece of crap. you have to look at the display for a good 2 sec to tell what it is saying and by that time your about to smash into a tree.

    Bottom Line:   
    dont buy this piece of crap. It keeps resetting itself because the f'ing batterie won't stay in f'ing place. Buy something else. This is a piece of sh!t made somewhere in korea. Nobody should buy this! its nothing! pisses the hell out of me! i cant believe that i payed $35 for this.The screen sucks! this product sucks! dont buy it!

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    Favorite Trail:   gainesville/chicopee

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   specilized

    Bike Setup:   01 kona caldera

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Oren Bear a Cross Country Rider from Israel

    Date Reviewed: September 23, 2001

    Strengths:    -Great specifications and looks.
    -Nice legible display.


    Weaknesses:    -Worked for 3 *minutes* only. This piece of junk than peacefully rested it's soul (for no apparent reason).
    -The plastic mount is so soft, you could easily scratch it with a fingernail...


    Bottom Line:   
    Don't even think on buying this terrible product!

    As it is, we don't have Vettas in Israel and I was really impressed with the specs of this computer.
    So I asked my brother to buy one on his trip to the US (Denver). What a mistake!

    Everything is installed EXACTLY according to the manual- the computer, the cables and the sensors. To no avail.
    It just stopped working! It is as if the signals from the the sensors do not reach the computer.
    Should I order a replacement cable and mount from overseas? I think not! There is no guarantee that this is indeed where the problem lies. And frankly, I am seek of the build quality of the device.

    My last Vetta for sure.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Similar Products Used:   An old Vetta C-20. Worked fine until a crash popped it out of the mount and into a stream...

    Bike Setup:   Met my expectations.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior from Murfreesboro, TN

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Good features at a reasonable price

    Weaknesses:    Buttons are small and can be hard to press

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this computer for my road bike mainly because it had the cadence feature and because of my satisfaction with my C15 computer. I initially had problems with the cadence sensor slipping when I used the piece of sticky tape provided with the computer. I was able to keep the sensor from moving by replacing the tape with a small piece of inner tube and then cable tying the sensor to the crank arm. Since I've done this, the cadence sensor hasn't moved at all. I dropped the overall rating by one since things should work right out of the box without any re-engineering, but I still think it's a good value.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $34.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   Vetta C15 and Nashbar Wireless

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn FastBack Pro

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by scott a Cross Country Rider from greenville,sc,usa

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

    Strengths:    top bottoms

    Weaknesses:    cadence quit working! on second computer????
    First one locked-up Totally......!%$##@$!


    Bottom Line:   
    Customer Service was "good" on my first 77, Now, my second attempt has no Cadence working...
    ALSO! Need a better wheel Magnet for Bladed Spokes!!!!! Had to drill it out....

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Similar Products Used:   Every other make "just about"

    Bike Setup:   Road

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by smokey strodtman a Cross Country Rider from gilliam, MO USA

    Date Reviewed: May 5, 2001

    Strengths:    nice features WHEN THEY WORK(almost never).

    Weaknesses:    everything Peter said, especially the junky mount and not working in the rain.

    Bottom Line:   
    AVOID AT ALL COSTS! SHOULD GET ZERO FOR A SCORE!

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    Favorite Trail:   all of them

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   none.

    Bike Setup:   see other review.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Peter a Racer from Novato, CA

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2001

    Strengths:    Not enough electricity running through it to kill you.

    Weaknesses:    Small numbers.
    Weak mounting bracket.
    Hydrophobic.


    Bottom Line:   
    Did I give this two stars before? I don't know why I was so kind. I took ONE ride in the rain and the thing crapped out. My wires are good, all contacts are clean, and it simply doesn't work anymore. What a piece of crap.

    Do youself a favor and get a Cat Eye Enduro 2. It does everything right that this does wrong

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Cat Eye Enduro 2
    Sigma 800


    Bike Setup:   Ciocc SC6110 w/Record

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Peter Krogh a Racer from Novato, CA

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2000

    Strengths:    Great features for the price

    Weaknesses:    - Mounting bracket is extremely weak.
    - Small buttons.
    - Small display.


    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this over Performance's in-house brand because it was a "name brand." Hah. The third time I used it, I pressed the right button and the entire bracket snapped in half. Can you just replace the bracket? No, the two wires are hard-wired to it. Stupid.

    I have 20/20 vision and I have to look longer than I think necessary to see the relevant data. I'd rather be looking at the road, thanks.

    Finally, the buttons are too small. It's winter. I'm wearing winter gloves. Think about this too, Vetta.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lucas Valley loop

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   Old Avocet computer.

    Bike Setup:   Antique Alan-built Guerciotti.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by smokey strodtman a Cross Country Rider from gilliam, MO USA

    Date Reviewed: November 6, 2000

    Strengths:    installation and set-up are fairly simple, good instructions.

    Weaknesses:    customer service!!!!! there is none!!! i have owned this product for 3 months, but used it less than 2 weeks!lost the cadence magnet, then lost my front wheel(and speedo magnet) on the interstate, where it was crushed by a truck.
    have been corresponding with vetta ever since, and keep getting promises that the parts are on the way, but nothing happens. i have told them many times i don't expect freebies, the losses were my fault and i will pay for them. is anyone from vetta listening?


    Bottom Line:   
    this may be a good unit, but how can you tell when you can't get parts? a product is only as good as the company that backs it. sorry vetta, but you get a HUGE thumbs down from me!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   landahl trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $34.00

    Similar Products Used:   none.

    Bike Setup:   fisher marlin, many upgrades.

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