Sigma Sport Sport Targa Computer

Sigma Sport Targa

User Reviews (47)

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rob   Cross Country Rider [Mar 12, 2002]
Strength:

I like the speed comparison feature (average to current speed). Easy to set up. The thicker cable is a nice thought as well.

Weakness:

Could use cadence, but am happy with what it offers.

I use it with hte cordless upgrade from sigma. it works well, and I'd buy another one if I get another bike.

Similar Products Used: Sigma BC 400.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James   [Mar 24, 2002]
Strength:

Reliable and tough. Enough features to keep one happy

Weakness:

Rubber bands to mount the unit and sensor. Difficult on large suspesnion forks

Reasoable and has proved relaible. Battery life could be better. The thick cable helps and warming the rubber bands in hot (hand hot) water for a little helps them stretch. Big buttons easy to work with gloves though a little less than +ve

Similar Products Used: Varius
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Günter Strunzow   Cross Country Rider [Feb 14, 2002]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

The mounting clip that goes onto the stem does not fit well. When the stem is not a level one the Targa LCD display is unreadable. The sensor mount does not hold the sensor well - it comes apart quite easily. The sensor cable is way too short. The sensor mount rubber bands are anything but sufficiently long enough for my Rock Shox Judy XC.

This is the worst bike product I have ever seen. A shame for the otherwise famous german engineering reputation (especially in the mechanics department). Don't buy this crap.

Similar Products Used: Sigma BC900, VDO C08
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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Ilkka   Cross Country Rider [Dec 02, 2003]
Strength:

Strong and sturdy casing
Good wireing
Clear display
Logical user interface
Fairly easy to install
Some spare parts included in original package

Weakness:

No integrated backlight on display
Sensor range is quite short (about 2mm)

The computer has endured some rough rides and conditions here in Finland, and has usually worked well. Temperatures below -10 degrees celcius of course cause the LCD display to slow down and freeze, but the computer always measures the distance and recovers when returned to warmer temperature.

If you make sure you hear a click when attaching the computer to its holder, it almost certainly doesn't fall (at least mine hasn't a single time). Anyway, it probably wouldn't be a problem if it did fall as long as you find it. I have dropped my computer (accidently of course) from stairways as high as four floors and the computer has survived completely unharmed, only the casing has gotten some bruises!

I've driven about 10000km with the same batteries (2,5years) and the batteries are still OK.

All the other important facts have pretty much been covered by everybody else =).

Similar Products Used: a VDO cycle computer
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
David   Racer [Jan 18, 2002]
Strength:

THE PRICE! I got it for $25 plus another $25 for the RCS wireless upgrade.
Water resistant, looks great, no useless functions, the average speed helps me pace myself during races; overall does what it says it will do

Weakness:

Stem mount won't fit on short stems (<100 mm.).
You also can't put the magnet on aero-bladed spokes of the Mavic CrossMax wheelset.
-WOULD BE A LOT BETTER WITH A BACKLIGHT-

This is a great cycolocomputer not because it does what you don't think it will do but because it does what it is supposed to.

I didn't like the stem mount and upgraded to the RCS wireless mount which is working great. I race in the State and NORBA series in Junior II Men's Category and it has made it through stuff that I almost didn't. Unfortunately, the casing is not actually titanium, just Ti color, but it still is pretty durable.

They should make a cyclocomputer that has a full Ti casing.

Sigma Sport should also consider putting backlights into their computers like Cateye. It would cost more, but it would help a lot during night riding.

5 flamin poopies on value, 4 overall because of the lack of backlight and the ackward stem mount.

Similar Products Used: Cateye Mity3, Sigma Sport BC800
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Johan V   Cross Country Rider [Sep 22, 2001]
Strength:

Thick, strong and short sensorcable

Weakness:

Quite difficult to mount on a suspensionfork and get it close to the magnet

Haven't found a way to fit it around my fork, but I mounted it on the V-brake, thats the only way to get it close enough to the spokes. Seems to work ok, but I'll have to do some proper riding before i really get to see if it stays there.

Havent had any probs with the elastic rubbr bands, works great and the bands seem quite sturdy.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Brett Mitchell   Cross Country Rider [Oct 09, 2001]
Strength:

Great features, easy to use and read. very tough.

Weakness:

Buttons are a little flimsey but I put it through hell

Excellent product! I definitely recommend the wireless upgrade (about $25). No problem mounting it to my Bomber. Tough as nails. I even put it thought the washing machine and it came out ticking like a champ. Recommend this to anyone who wants a great computer at a reasonable price.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
William Lambert   Weekend Warrior [Oct 14, 2001]
Strength:

Reasonable price, thick wires, big display

Weakness:

Cadence not available

This is a very nice unit. It is easy to install, set up and use. The display is large enough that it is easy to read at a quick glance. It provides all the information you need except cadence.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Kris   Cross Country Rider [Aug 08, 2001]
Strength:

price, easy to install, good display, does not turn off, thick cable, well designed mount (only the part that hold the comp in), big buttons, every feature i need- trip dst, avg speed, max speed, tot dst, clock, trip time

Weakness:

cable kinda short, i dont trust the rubber band mounting system through weather changes (you can use small zips from the hardware store to fix this), it is tough to get the sensor and magnet close enough (5mm) on my fork

just what i needed for 30 bucks, and very easy to install/setup. worth the cash.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
david   [Jul 06, 2001]
Strength:

lots of functions, good display, can be put on the stem

Weakness:

None so far!!

I like it's a cool clock to put on your bike for every day usage

Similar Products Used: sigma BC 800
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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