Cateye CC-CD300DW 2004

Cateye  CC-CD300DW  2004


3 Reviews

Brand: Cateye
Category: Cyclo Computers

Description: The CD300DW offers both wireless speed and cadence data through proprietary digital transmission. CatEye's exclusive speed/cadence sensor sends both data through a single coded transmission. | | The 3-window screen, displaying 4 lines of data, is lit up by CatEye's white LED backlight. The computer is held in front of the handlebar with a new, fully-adjustable center mount bracket. Remote buttons are available separately. | | Functions | | Lap and Split Timer (up to 50 laps) | Lap Distance | Lap Average Cadence | Lap Average Speed | Current, Average, and Maximum Speed | Current, Average, and Maximum Cadence | Total Pedal Revolution | Elapsed Time | Total Time | Clock Time | Trip Distance | Total Distance | Second Elapsed Time | Second Trip Distance | Second Average Speed | Dual Tire Sizes A & B [100 to 3999 mm] | | | | Features | | CatEye exclusive ID coded double wireless system | Measures speed and cadence | User friendly single transmitter (Left Chain Stay Mount) | 3 windows display 4 readouts | Back light, lap timer and optional remote buttons | Center mount bracket | One cadence zone | Resettable Total Distance | Resettable distance unit (km or mile) during use

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Senior Reviewer

" snazzy look, boggles some! "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 11th Mar 2007 from Penang Malaysia

The Review
very good cadence computer. buy this!

Strengths
Cateye flagship computer, no buggy behaviour and its easy to install, and batteries are easy to change. the first one i had, i sent to japan, and Cateye Japan gave me a total replacement when i sent it back for fixing - caught riding in the rain with it. THANK YOU CATEYE!

Weaknesses
the holder doesn't have a clip to mount and dismount, the magnet holder is not easy to use. bit on stiff side. expensive but good value.

Duration of product used
2 years

Bike Setup
anti rust bucket

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Regular Reviewer

" Unique dual wireless design! Works Great! "


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Reviewed on: 3rd Feb 2006 from Marine Parade Singapore

The Review
This is a very good cycling computer and has proven to be both accurate and reliable since I got it almost 1 year ago. I never had to dry it off and te readings I get for both Speed and Cadence have a good refresh rate, rain or shine or even when the sensor unit mounted on the chain stay is covered with mud

Unfortunately, the way the cycling computer unit is secured to its mounting bracket seriously needs to be improved. Most of the earlier Cateye models have a lever which must be depressed before the computer unit can removed but it is really strange that their 'flagship' model doesn't have it!

Strengths
- Fully wireless! No messy wires especially for the cadence sensor
- Long battery life, has sleep mode
- Weather-proof
- Adjustable sensor arms makes it easy for magnet alignment

Weaknesses
- Very expensive in Singapore. Its cheaper to import in.
- Better check the cadence sensor arm and the pedal sensor before you right or else you might tear it out!
- Need to ensure that sensor unit has a suitable distance away from the rear tire. Nearly grounded down the sensor unit when the unit was accidentally displaced and was rubbing against the rear tire.
- Traps a lot of mud around the sensor unit
- Wish it had a adjustable backlight duration setting. 3 Secs sometimes too short
- The computer is secured to the mounting on the handlebar via a push fit only without a release catch! My computer disappeared after a rough off-road ride!!!!

Duration of product used
1 year

Bike Setup
Frame: Specialized S-Works Epic 05 Fork: Fox F100X Terralogic Headset: Chris King No-Thread Rear Shock: Specialized Brain Shock Crank Arms: Shimano XTR FC-M960 HTII Chain Rings: Middleburn XTR Chain Rings B/B: Shimano XTR FC-M960 Integrated Pedals: Shimano PD-M959 Chain: SRAM PC990 9 Speed Chain Cassette: Shimano Deore XT 9 Speed F/D: Shimano XTR R/D: SRAM X-9 Shifters: SRAM X-0 Trigger Shifters Handlebar: Bontrager Race XXX Lite OS Carbon Flat Stem: Thomson Elite X4 110 mm Grips: ODI Yeti Hard Core Brakes: Avid Juicy Five Brake Levers: Avid Juicy Five Front Hub: Xero XSM-1 Rear Hub: Xero XSM-1 Tires: Michelin XCR AT 26.0 x 2.0 Rims: Xero XSM-1 Saddle: Specialized Rival '05 Seatpost: Thompson Masterpiece Setpack 30.9 x 350 mm Seat Clamp: Specialized QR (Stock) Computer: Cateye CC-CD3000DW Chain Stay: Specialized Custom Chain Stay

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Regular Reviewer

" Backlight, big clear display is a sure winner! "


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Reviewed on: 12th Mar 2005 from Singapore

The Review
My first cycling computer and I must say I'm really pleased with it. The manual just gives very basic pointers on how to install and I do recommend you read it carefully and take time to set it up right. The sensor swing arms does help a lot when you are trying to get the sensors into a good reading position. The updates are pretty responsive too and wireless connection is easy to setup. Cadence reading does get a little jumpy when offroad but speed is alright. Probably due to the fact my bike is a full suspension XC and the location where the sensor is positioned is jumping around.

Weaknesses
- Very expensive in Singapore. Better get off ebay!
- Better check the cadence sensor arm and the pedal sensor before you right or else you might tear it out!
- Wish it had a adjustable backlight duration setting. 3 Secs sometimes too short

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
Kona '05 Kikapu. Mainly stock except for a easton EA70 Stem and Shimano PD-M959 Pedals.

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