VDO C05+ 2003

VDO  C05+  2003


7 Reviews

Brand: VDO
Category: Cyclo Computers

Description: Cordless computer that have clock, distance, ODO, speed and timer for actual cycling/motion. Cheaper than cordless 7 and well designed.

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Senior Reviewer

" No-nonsense Cyclometer "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 9th Feb 2007 from Singapore

The Review
There are better makes out there for the price - more so when euro is high

Strengths
Sturdy German look
The monitor is tough and able to withstand crashes
Free replacement(yet to be tested)

Weaknesses
expensive for a minimum-function meter
weak holder and plastic screw that disintegrate after 2 years of use

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
Refer to Profile

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Old Salt Reviewer

" Err, i bought it and lost it on my first ride "


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Reviewed on: 1st Sep 2006 from SGP/CCK Singapore

The Review
My cateye mity 3 was so much better. even with wires to snap (which i did twice)

My echo wireless was so much better, cost 40 bux, wireless and had the functions i stated above.

i pay for my miserliness. get the cateye, wired or wireless is better than this.

Even for road use it wun last too long.

Strengths
It actually detects speed.. WOW

Weaknesses
Holder disappeared after a few bumps after just entering BT.


NO AVERAGE SPEED
NO MAX SPEED

Duration of product used
Tested Once Only

Bike Setup
'01 NRS 3: Full deore drivetrain (except rear D which is LX and XT Cassette) Arch Rivals '05 Duke XC 100mm Odyssey Earth Science grips Body Geometry pro Ti saddle X618 Ceramics with XTR hubs, Fire XC Pro 2.1" The rest is pretty much stock.. '04 Yukon (girlfriend's bike) Front tyre 1.8" Trailblaster Rear tyre Maxxis Larsen TT eXCeption 1.9" '01 Judy C from my NRS '01 NRS 3 Stock wheelset (hand-me-down from the NRS too) Cane Creek S2 The rest is OE. STOLEN... Aleoca 21 speed aluminium HT (silver colour) RST Aerosa AET front shock, black lower legs. Velo saddle, green stripe. many memories with that bike..

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Senior Reviewer

" GOOD BUT..... "


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Reviewed on: 5th Nov 2005 from Singapore

The Review
worth it man

Strengths
good performance...save battery

Weaknesses
damn lousy holder tt break easily

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
Scott Scale 60 (2005) LX 05 crank 48T Deore rapid fire 05 Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake Zac rim Disc hub(shimano n scott) Lx 05 rear-d Deore 05 front-d

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Senior Reviewer

" problem free! "


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Reviewed on: 27th Sep 2005 from Singapore

The Review
I changed over to this speedo from the Topeak V12 Panoram because I needed more space on my handlebar. This speedo has only the most basic functions, but it is totally trouble free. There's no strange readings (or even worse, occasionally NO readings) like I experienced on other speedos. The sensor transmitter is also one of the best looking I've seen, able to securely ziptie to my suspension forkleg. Best of all, it automatically 'wakes up' from the sleep mode the moment the sensor detects it. But you'll have to store the bike in a position where the magnet doesn't activate the sensor, or your battery will drain off very fast.

Strengths
-Simple 1 button functions
-Big current speed display
-Auto-ON when the bike starts moving
-100% troublefree + rain resistant
-Good looking wireless fork transmitter
design (very important to me)

Weaknesses
-Very time consuming to setup because there
is only 1 button
-Might accidentally go into setup menu if
you press and hold the button for too long.
-Computer mount is quite thick, mounts the
computer quite high up.

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
92 Zaskar Le, Rockshox Judy SL FSX

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Regular Reviewer

" Problem free speedo "


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Reviewed on: 8th Nov 2004 from Singapore

The Review
An affordable speedometer, whats more its wireless, has basic functions, rarely had funny readings. what more can i ask for ? =) lasted longer than my crappy topeak speedo also.. ugh =/

Strengths
- Waterproof
- Smart mounting system
- Wireless
- Cheap

Weaknesses
none

Duration of product used
Not Sure

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Regular Reviewer

" Decent enough "


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Reviewed on: 2nd Oct 2004 from Singapore

The Review
Absolutely reliable stuff. I've crashed and drenched this cyclo in water and it still works as well as it looks. I've only changed the battery once in 8 months and that's after 3000++ worth of cycling mileage.

Another plus point worth ranting about is it's stable wireless transmission. There was never a time where i had a lapse in transmission. Even when the meter was mounted away from the line-of-sight of the transmitter, it was still working without flaw. However there were times where i encountered interference. Pretty amusing when you see your speedo registering speeds of up to 70km/h when your wheel isn't moving.

The only downside is that this cyclometer has extremely basic functions. Only Clock, Trip timer, manual odo, odo and speed readout.

Overall, it is a stable and reliable wireless cyclometer.

Strengths
Simple user interface (only one button!)
Effective mounting system
Reliable
Stable wireless transmission

Weaknesses
Not enough features
No low battery indicator

Duration of product used
6 months

Bike Setup
Scott Elite 04 + Planet X pin-up saddle

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Senior Reviewer
Reviewed on: 16th Mar 2004 from Singapore

The Review
was kinda excited after getting this com...but after lookin at the magnet...the first feelin hard to install...indeed its quite hard to install...wasted bout 40min on it...haiz...

Strengths
cheap?

Weaknesses
the magnet can easily slip down...

Duration of product used
Tested Once Only

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