Vetta RT88 Computer

3.17/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $75.00


Product Description

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


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (24 Reviews Total) | Next 15

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Roy Low a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2006

    Strengths:    Easy setup and intuitive. Have it on two bikes and it works really well. No complaints there.

    Weaknesses:    Perhaps more colours? And bigger buttons.

    Bottom Line:   
    Get it!

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    Favorite Trail:   The great outdoors!

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye Enduro 8

    Bike Setup:   Lemond Chambery, Kona Jake The Snake

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by David Smith a Cross Country Rider from Seeley,Ca

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2005

    Strengths:    Ease of set up

    Weaknesses:    Auto start , the package say's it has,the website say's it has ,the manual simi clearly says it dose not. If it dose have auto start mine dose not work I,m still waiting on an E-mail reply from Vetta to clairify this.

    Bottom Line:   
    If I find that the RT 88 should have auto start and can get it to work I should be happy if not I probably will not.There is no way I will be able to remember to push the button every time I start rideing after a stop.

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    Favorite Trail:   Doneaway

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Similar Products Used:   Vetta RT33 and Bell both wired and worked great.

    Bike Setup:   Mountain bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton

    Date Reviewed: July 25, 2004

    Strengths:    Easy to set up and very accurate. Good indicator both size and information. Handlebar mount is the best I've used, the computer is held solid.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Best value computer I've used.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Turbo


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Mike M a Cross Country Rider from Colorado Springs, CO

    Date Reviewed: May 15, 2004

    Strengths:    Precision to 0.1 mph, works with Performance Axiom transmitter.

    Weaknesses:    Delayed display, trip odometer could have 0.01 mile precision, could not get the Vetta transmitter to work.

    Bottom Line:   
    I don't like it. The speedo seems to tell you how fast you were going about 2-3 seconds ago. This is really annoying... I would start a downhill and look down and it would say I was still going 8mph... Or after I would stop it would say I was still going 15mph, then 9mph, then finally to 0. I never noticed such a delay on my Axiom.

    I was using it with my old Axiom transmitter. I figured maybe if I put the Vetta transmitter on, somehow that would solve the problem. I couldn't even get the Vetta transmitter to work. I returned it and am back to using my old, scratched up, reliable Axiom.

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    Favorite Trail:   Colorado Trail

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Performance Axiom 8.0W.


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Jared a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2004

    Strengths:    Stronger reading than some other wireless computers I have used (Cat Eye 7) - even without a direct line of sight. Very solid bar mount compared to others (not just zip ties). Other computers have flown off my handle bars from crappy mounts.

    Weaknesses:    It says on the box that it has auto start/stop . . . not true! I you sit for five minutes the thing will stop reading until you press a button.

    Bottom Line:   
    Would love this thing if it actually had the auto start/stop. I can't be relied upon to always press that button - especially if I use the bike for adventure racing where the measurements are really important and you may be starting/stopping all the time.

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    Favorite Trail:   Strawberry Peak

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   several Cat Eye products


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ken a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis

    Date Reviewed: July 31, 2003

    Strengths:    Great price!! very accurate and reliable. Wireless!!!!

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    It does the job!! The buttons are NOT hard to press?? Very easy to set up.

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    Favorite Trail:   John wayne Trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $32.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye

    Bike Setup:   2002 Specialized FSR xc disc

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by joe from kingwood Texas U.S.A

    Date Reviewed: May 22, 2003

    Strengths:    very accurate and reliable

    Weaknesses:    the sender will not stay put. had to epoxy it to the fork

    Bottom Line:   
    very accurate and reliable. matched my dad high dollar wir system. Just tape of glue the sender

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    Favorite Trail:   gunsmoke ranch

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   bikesource

    Bike Setup:   2000 giant xtc se2

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Damn Yankee a Weekend Warrior from Edison NJ

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Clean design. Easy to set up.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy magnet, transmitter secured with brittle wire ties.
    wireless frequency is the same as the wheel speed sensor in my car. It will clock the milage and speed of my car when the bike is on top being transported


    Bottom Line:   
    It does the job but I was really disappointed about the computer clocking milage of my car. It seems the frequency of the wheel speed sensor (I assume) is the same as the computer. I went on a trip 200 miles away with my bike and when I got home I was impressed that I was clocked at a top speed of 86 MPH on the computer! Not too bad for a rookie mountain biker. I admit that I was bit by the clean look of the wireless setup but I think I have to go with the wired cateye from now on.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chimney rock

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye

    Bike Setup:   2002 Klein Adept race disc

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Bellingham, WA USA

    Date Reviewed: April 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Easy set up, durable

    Weaknesses:    Buttons are difficult to press, USPS logo and stars look goofy

    Bottom Line:   
    At first I was concerned about the line of sight issue between the sender unit and the receiver and the positioning of the sender unit. I tried different positions for the sender unit, and even when I mounted it on the opposite side fork from the receiver-just for experimentation- it still worked fine (even though there was no apparent line of sight). On a suspension fork, the sender unit sticks out quite a bit towards the spokes, so I was concerned about dammage from rocks, sticks, mud, etc. This also has not been a problem. All in all it does exactly what it is supposed to do and has taken quite a bit of mud, heavy rain, puddles, and rocks with no problem.

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    Favorite Trail:   Blanchard Mtn

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Giant AC Air

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Charles a Weekend Warrior from Lund Sweden

    Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003

    Strengths:    Sleek unobtrusive design passes well with retro road bikes of the aero era.

    Weaknesses:    No one seems to mention what I feel is a MAJOR problem with this computer, namely the magnet. It is in a steel housing with a clumsy set screw and it weighs a ton (well maybe not quite) which causes a pounding imbalance at high speed. I made my own magnet unit with a plastic housing that weighs about half as much and when mounted opposite the valve stem it almost balances out.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have really only just gotten it all installed so I can't really comment on its reliability. Aside from the stupid magnet design the computer itself seems very nice.

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere without cars

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   eBay

    Similar Products Used:   I have other computers, Cat eye and Sigma but this is my only wireless.

    Bike Setup:   The Vetta Rt88 is mounted on a1988 OLMO Corsa

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brandon a Weekend Warrior from Lincoln NE

    Date Reviewed: September 10, 2002

    Strengths:    good features for the price, no wires to break or wind around your bike

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    if you want a descent wireless then this is the way to go. Mine set up in about 15 minutes, no problems since.

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    Favorite Trail:   any

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Scheels

    Similar Products Used:   vetta 55 wired

    Bike Setup:   '02 gary fisher tassajara

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by BadHabit a Cross Country Rider from Chicago

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2002

    Strengths:    Wirelessness

    Weaknesses:    Wirelessness

    Bottom Line:   
    I finally figured out that line of sight between sensor and head unit must be preserved for proper function. In my case, this means mounting the sensor behind the fork leg (unorthodox). I can look down over the bar and through the v-brakes and fork leg and see the sensor directly below the head unit with an unbroken sightline. Sensor must be high on the fork leg. Also, I notice that quality of signal varies with magnet used--some are apparently more powerful than others (in fact, my RT88 will not work at all with lesser magnets). This product can be frustrating to get up and running reliably but is satisfying when operable.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Previous Vetta

    Bike Setup:   Lodestar, SC90

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Chris Butcher a Cross Country Rider from England

    Date Reviewed: April 15, 2002

    Strengths:    Wireless, easy to use

    Weaknesses:    Chunky fork mount that catches all the dirt

    Bottom Line:   
    Now that ive changed the batteries I cant get the b****y thing to work!! + ive lost my instructions so guess that doesnt help

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    Favorite Trail:   Woburn Sands

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:    streetlife

    Similar Products Used:   cateye, halfords own

    Bike Setup:   Pace RC300 team issue, XTR, Pace RC38 forks

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Azza from Auckland, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: September 25, 2001

    Strengths:    Wireless! Easy to read display.

    Weaknesses:    Computer mount can break if tightened a fraction too much. Button a bit still

    Bottom Line:   
    Not sure what the first owner was doing but the computer worked perfectly. Easy to setup and hasn't given me any trouble at all.

    Only suggestion is don't leave it on your work desk next to a computer monitor or else according to the unit you will find yourself speeding along while sitting sitting in your chair.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Previous owner sent it back to shop under warranty because he couldn't get it working right.

    Bike Setup:   Diamondback Response MTB

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by KOOZ a Weekend Warrior from Dayton, Ohio

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2001

    Strengths:    The box was easy to open and I did get the box for my $50 bucks.

    Weaknesses:    This computer is the biggest piece of junk I have ever used. The buttons were stiff and I could never feel if they were depressed and the truth is it only worked my first ride until it rained. Ever since then, it has been out. I had a CATEYE wireless and never had a problem until I crashed and broke the transmitter so I tried a new product...What a mistake. I WILL be going back to the CATEYE...!

    Bottom Line:   
    JUNK!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   Cateye 2 wireless.

    Bike Setup:   Trek 2200 Road

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    Vetta Rt88

    Everything works perfect except the auto start. On the package it say's it has auto start and also on the website but in the manual it seems to tell a different story but it dose'nt actualy say that it dose'nt have auto start. Can someone shed a little light here I have sent an E-mail to Vetta but ... Read More »

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