Ciclosport CM 414 Altimeter Computer

Ciclosport CM 414 Altimeter Computer 

DESCRIPTION

  • Current speed (up to 160 km/h)
  • Average speed
  • Maximum speed
  • Speed control
  • Daily kilometres (up to 999,99 km)
  • Total kilometres (up to 99,999 km)
  • Adjustable daily / total kilometres
  • Two In One-System (multifunctional)
  • Cadence kit (as retrofit kit)
  • Altimeter

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Aug 23, 2003]
    steve gold
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    This product does everything. It has worked like a dream. I get all the usual functions plus altitude, temperature, even approximation of power output

    Weakness:

    So many displays it take a while to cycle through (so to speak). It also takes a while to program and the instructions suffer from poor translation

    get one

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    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Jun 17, 2003]
    Martin Vagner
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    accuracy of altimeter, still waterproof, relatively long life of batteries, can be used separately as altimeter, works ok even in minus 15 degrees of Celsius (slightly above zero of F), what else...?

    Weakness:

    maybe it takes some time to learn the manual (oh god, so many functions!), buttons looks cheap

    Still good after 10 000 km. Accuracy of altimetr is better compared to Suunto altimetr (which cost more than twice as much). The only CC which did not fail in heavy rain (my old Intertronic, later Cateye 200 and Sigma 800 sometimes collapsed in water). Well, it is joy to have it!

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    Suunto altimeter

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Feb 09, 2003]
    Kevin
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Lots of info,graphs of Altitude,speed,grade,power(watts),temperature,cadence.More info than you can image.

    Weakness:

    none so far

    If you want a computor that does EVERYTHING and is reliable then this is the one for you. I rotate it between my road bike and mtn bike. Six months ago while rideing in Pisgah forest I endoed in the middle of a creek and the computor flew off into the water, after about five minutes we found it(underwater). Snapped it back on and off we went no problem. Only one thing I would change is it records data every 20 sec (for 64 hours) would prefer to record evey 5 or 10 seconds for less hours.
    I've even taken it on hikes just slip it in your pocket and it will record altitude and the amount of time you were hiking.

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    old ciclosport from the early 90's (still works)

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Dec 26, 2003]
    Joe Klein
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Almsot all functions you can imagine, can store two setups for different bikes

    Weakness:

    Reliability. I experienced random resets while driving w/o even touching one of the buttons (all stored data destroyed !!!), sudden lockups (you´ve to press the blue button to make it continue counting).
    It was comletely exchanged for two times - same sh.. !

    Forget about wireless - especially from Ciclomassacre. If I´d need precise milage values I´d blown away this piece of sh... already before a long, long time !

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    Campa ErgoBrain on my road bike

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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    [Jan 17, 2004]
    Alan

    Strength:

    Altimeter consistent but with a -7.5% error. I live on a hill with 17% grade and want to know how much work I do climbing. Mileage very accurate. Great to download history.

    Weakness:

    Product Support, Intermittent Button

    The altimeter, although consistent, had a constant -7.5% error. I compared this with another rider on the Death Ride, and we both saw the same error. One of the buttons was not debounced and would skip functions or not operate at all.

    I tried to contact Ciclo Sport USA numerous times and NEVER received a response.

    I returned it to the bike shop and am trying another. One more chance to improve the rating.

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    Cateye Altimeter.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    [Mar 12, 2003]
    Elbow.
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Looked cool @ 1st!

    Weakness:

    Inaccurate and totally unreliable!

    Would stop recording miles for variable periods during rides! Nice when using distance to find trails! Cheap buttons. Finally crashed altogether thanks goodness!

    Looked sweet in the ads.....

    Went thru entire unit to find faults [batteries, connectors, etc.] No Joy!
    Truly a complete waste of time & money!

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    AVocet 50 Alt worked for 10 years.

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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    [Oct 29, 2002]
    Jay
    Cross Country Rider

    Strength:

    Has all the features you could ever want in a cyclecomputer.

    Weakness:

    Orignal setup is time consuming

    There are enough features to keep anyone happy. I have the alti M that datalogs and it is great. The wireless computer is nice to have and then you can buy the cadence kit and put that on your training bike. Leave the wireless kit on your race bike and just use the 2 bike feature to switch between wheel size. The datalogging feature is nice, although I live in the USA and converting everything from metric on the graphs is kind of a pain.

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    Many different Vettas and Cateyes

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Oct 17, 2002]
    Peter Heimann
    Racer

    Strength:

    Reliability; literally dozends of functions; extreme accuarcy; measures height differences of 80 cm (!); can be used for mountain climbing;fantastic, helpful customer service;

    Weakness:

    found none; former Ciclosport worked faultless for 10 years and over 50.000 km before I lost him

    People loving to have a sportive ride and participating at races as well as riding mountains will love it! expensive but sturdy, with solid cable and wireless-set. The many functions lure you to look too much on the computer instead enjoy the landscape! Manufacturer won't let you down, when having questions or trouble (own experience).

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    old Ciclosport; TREK type "RADAR"

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jul 27, 2002]
    Eric
    Racer

    Strength:

    Lots of features, very accurate, easy to read, large user buttons.

    Weakness:

    Takes a while to set up.

    A bit costly and takes a while to set up but after that this computer is great. Very accurate altimiter, have never had to reset it and check it at mountain passes as well as survey cornerpoint near my work. Large easy to read display. Has lots of features so don't stare at it while selecting what you want to view!!

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    Avocet, cateye, Sigma sport

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Jun 07, 2002]
    Rick
    Racer

    Strength:

    Every imaginable function, extremely accurate.

    Weakness:

    Less than stellar translation from German to English in the instructions, unclear instructions in general. Proprietary software won't let you export data in other formats.

    Worth the money if you like toys.

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    About a zillion different cyclometers.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
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