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it's been 4 years since i purchased my last wireless computer -- it was a specialized unit but has since died.

it looks like every mfg. has a wireless model(s) in their line. what are some of some of the better models currently on the market?
 

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I can only vouch for cateye cordless 2 (of newer ones).. I've been using it for over 2 yrs w/ no problems except for a crack in the sending unit (btw mounting bracket & sending unit/sensor).. plastic is a bit thin there and I guess I was weakening it when removing/replacing the tire.
some decent epoxy fixed it right up. Had an old vetta for about 4 yrs before that, before that one popped off during a ride (hit a branch) and I wasn't able to find a small black plastic item amid the mud n leaves.

I hear good things about sigma cordless as well.

good luck,
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I had a cateye cordless a few years ago and could not get it to work good on my bike. I was useing Mavic crossmax wheels and could not get the magnet to line up correct with the flat blade spokes. I just bought a Garmin forerunner 201 (GPS) it is small (not as small as a cyclo, but small) lightweight, and stores all records for 2 or 3 years. Garmin is coming out with software now to download all records so you can look up pace, speed, max speed, distance, and a lot of other stuff. It sells for about $130.00 on GPS.com and has a bar mount for about $10.00. The other good thing is if you get lost it will take you back to the start point.
 

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Definitely check out VDO...

*...who has a good selecton of wireless models, including the MC 1.0+ with altimeter.

If you're curious, check out my mini-review <a href="https://forums13.consumerreview.com/[email protected]@.efbf663/4">at this link</a>. So far, battery life has been great, reliability has never been an issue, and it's got a ton of features. Extra transmitters and mounts are also pretty inexpensive if you want to use it on multiple bikes.

<img src="https://www.jandd.com/ProdImages/VDOSTUFF/MC10.jpg">
 

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Ghoastrider said:
just bought a Garmin forerunner 201 ... It sells for about $130.00 on GPS.com and has a bar mount for about $10.00.
the forerunner 201 looks interesting. however, are you sure about the selling website? www.gps.com is a microsoft site...
 

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I will second the VDO MC 1.0 (the MC 12.6 drops the altitude features and replaces it with a Heartrate monitor; kinda cool). I have used the MC 1.0 for several months and love it. I bought mine from wisecyclebuys who gave me a great price. You can also get them from colorado cyclist.
 

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Good afternoon, a slight twist, any recommendations on a good wireless that is able to work in wet weather? TIA for any help.

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I have had a Specialized Speedzone Elite for a year (the older model was small and squared off). It worked great for the time being and then one day it died on me. I got in touch with someone at Specialized that was very helpful and they sent me a brand new one. This one was the new model that hangs off the handlebar kind of like a tach or speedometer. It only took a month before I broke it off (stupid design). I've had it duck taped to my stem for over a year now and it still works great. For functionality and durability, I like the specialized, as for mounting, I'm not crazy about it.
 

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P.S. My computer has been soaked both on the trail and on my rack to the point that I figured when I got it off the rack it was going to be burned!! Sure enough it never stopped working.
 

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Sorry its gpscity.com

I left out the city in gpscity.com. I tried to post a link but I havn't figured it out on this forum yet. This is the cheepest place I found it at. To answer another persons question it is waterproof to 3 meters for 30min.
 

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f*nætik said:
*...who has a good selecton of wireless models, including the MC 1.0+ with altimeter.

If you're curious, check out my mini-review <a href="http://forums13.consumerreview.com/[email protected]@.efbf663/4">at this link</a>. So far, battery life has been great, reliability has never been an issue, and it's got a ton of features. Extra transmitters and mounts are also pretty inexpensive if you want to use it on multiple bikes.
naestep --

the VDO unit looks be everything i'm looking for in a wireless cc. thanks for the review link as well -- may i also say that your advice are always exceptional, regardless of the MTBR topic!

btw, where is the least expensive place to purchase VDO's?
[edit] thanks to the other member who recommended www.wisecyclebuys.com
 

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gotta click go advanced then the earth with the 2 links gpscity Here goes nothing.

stinky
btw thx for the linky. too pricey right now, but good to now when I will need a gps.
 

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Wanna order international?

btw, where is the least expensive place to purchase VDO's?
Hey, thanks for the Kudos!

I found my best price at BulltekSports.com, but then they almost immediately jacked the price.

I saw them cheaper at www.Starbike.com in Germany. You'll have to do a Euro to dollar conversion, but then you get to subtract VAT which is about 16%, and I recall shipping is free.
 

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I really like the look of the VDO. I bought a wired Sigma but need a wireless on my bike.

I think that the Sigma BC1200 with wireless attachment is a really good option. The display is HUGE and the cost is really quite good.

I have been really impressed with the Sigma Computers I have had over the past few years - Well worth a look.

Trevor!
 
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