Vetta RT88 Computer

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

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 25  
    [Oct 07, 2014]
    Art Struss

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    It's a good bike odometer. I like using it. I have made a pdf file of the instructions that came with the unit. The instructions are also for the RT33, RT55, RT77.

    Weakness:

    I agree, it would be nice if it started automatically when you started peddling.

    E-mail me if you would like the pdf file of the instructions.

    [May 22, 2003]
    joe

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    very accurate and reliable

    Weakness:

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

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

    [Jan 24, 2006]
    Roy Low
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    Perhaps more colours? And bigger buttons.

    Get it!

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    Cateye Enduro 8

    [Sep 10, 2002]
    Brandon
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

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

    Weakness:

    none

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

    Similar Products Used:

    vetta 55 wired

    [Sep 25, 2001]
    Azza

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Wireless! Easy to read display.

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    [Apr 10, 2003]
    Joel
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Easy set up, durable

    Weakness:

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

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    none

    [Feb 11, 2004]
    Jared
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Strength:

    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.

    Weakness:

    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.

    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.

    Similar Products Used:

    several Cat Eye products

    [Jul 15, 2001]
    Phil Hill
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Wireless.

    Weakness:

    Wireless. Not a good value for the money. Worked fine for about 3 rides. On rides 4 through 10, transmission would go in and out--but was mostly out. Tried infinite number of positions, new batteries, angles, etc. I would not recommend this product. Find it hard to believe the US Postal Service team would use something like this... Maybe theirs has a secret transmitter or something.

    I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT! Having a wire and about $40 bucks leftover is much better than looking down at your computer every other time and seeing 0 mph when you're doing at least 25 mph...

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    Cateye Enduro 2 (which has been great!)

    [May 21, 2001]
    David
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Sleek, compact design. Intuitive set up and functions. Reading instructions and installation were 30 minutes; figuring out the set up and functions took another 10 or so. First wireless I've used; it worked on the first try, including the auto start and stop. It has so far served reliably through the moisture, dirt and meaningful jarring suffered by a weekend rider.

    Weakness:

    The buttons do not have a top quality feel.

    Pleased with the purchase.

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    Sigma

    [Apr 19, 2001]
    Josh Timberman
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Strength:

    Has a lot of features listed...

    Weakness:

    But I couldn't get the thing installed very easily, let alone test or even use it.

    - The screw to mount the head unit to the handlebar had an irregularly shaped slotting that my normal screwdrivers didn't fit properly; I found a new way to strip a screw.

    - The product comes with two rubber strips for padding... one was a bit too small for a tight fit, the other was too large to even fasten the mounting to the bar.

    - After getting the head unit lined up with the sensor, spinning the wheel didn't register anything on the display. Due to having an angled style handlebar, it wasn't easy to get the unit lined up easily, so it might be extremely sensitive...?

    I spent one hour trying to a) get the blasted thing mounted properly and b) get the blasted thing to read. I used to have a Vetta bike computer on my old bike and had zero problems getting it to mount and work, all in less than an hour.

    I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone and I will be exchanging it for a model that uses a wire, perhaps by another manufacturer.

    Similar Products Used:

    Older, wired Vetta computer a few years ago.

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