Cateye Velo 8 2005

Cateye  Velo 8  2005


3 Reviews

Brand: Cateye
Category: Cyclo Computers

Description: Newest version of Cateye's entry level cyclometer. The bracket requires no tools and is simple to use. Like the Velo 5, It features a new, larger screen and a large button for easy operation. | | Basic functions includes: | Current Speed | Max Speed | Average Speed | trip distance | total distance | time elasped | calorie consumption | clock | | Features: | Auto start/stop | Auto power-saving mode | Tire setting in inches and CM | Speed Display up to 300 kph/185mph | New tool free universal mount ( 22 to 32mm diameter | | | Easy to use with only one button. Preset with various sizes of tires that you can choose from, or you can input your own tire circumference in increments of centimeters.

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Regular Reviewer

" does the job perfectly well "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 13th Oct 2008 from Singapore

The Review
this cyclometer was an upgrade from my previous vetta rt233 which was completely junk. The battery died in a month & it didn't have many functions. However, one year later i got this at the same price and i was pleasantly surprised. With 12 functions, it beats many other meters in the market at this price range. The pacer and calorie counter are an interesting touch, though i haven't found much use for the calorie counter anyway (it's supposed to be an estimation). It looks good on the handlebar and has given me zero problems in wet weather so far. If it had a backlight it would be one of the best in the market. For those of you who require cadence measurement, u gotta look elsewhere. The warranty justifies the price even more, and so does the battery life. Get yours today.

Strengths
-new 08 model looks good
-for the price, many useful functions
-relatively large screen
-long battery life
-no interference from wireless computers
-2 year warranty
-cheap

Weaknesses
-no backlight

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
giant xtc Panaracer tserv Avid bb7 Xtr Xt

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Filthy Rich Rider

" cheap, wired, good - all three "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 12th Jan 2007 from Singapore

The Review
No frills, but no thrills either.

Strengths
Wired connection means no interference from other cyclocomps in the vicinity

No need for sensor battery

Cheap

Single button located behind (not under) the comp means water spray won't get in when you ride

Weaknesses
Wires can be troublesome to install and remove

No plastic clamp, needs zip ties to attach to handlebar

Duration of product used
Less than 1 month

Bike Setup
'97 Litespeed Ocoee - XTR M900 '91 Bridgestone CB-1 - XT M730, M737 '91 Bridgestone MB-0 - DA 7400, 7700 '80s Cilo Mixte - 600 Arabesque

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Regular Reviewer

" cheap and good "


Overall Rating
Reviewed on: 11th Dec 2005 from Tampines Singapore

The Review
For less than 30 bucks, it's quite a decent cyclo to get. Packed with basic functions, it's definitely good for normal users unless you wanna go for more advanced functions like cadance and backlight. But if you want the looks and slightly more functions, pay a bit more for the enduro or mitty.

Strengths
Cheap
Simple
Easy to use
Large numbers
Strong (can take XC abuse and still works)

Weaknesses
when water gets inbetween the bracket and the computer (short circuit the 2 contact points), the unit fails to give reading. But after wiping dry and keeping water out, it resumes operation again.
Looks rather squarish, enduro or mitty looks better.
No backlight!
Thin cables

Duration of product used
1 year

Bike Setup
Scott Scale 60 (2005), Ritchey Headset, RockShox Judy XC 2004, Deore XT Crankset, XT Front Dee, LX Rear Dee, Deore Shifter pods, Scott Comp Brake levers, Tektro V-Brakes, Alesa Zac19 Rims, Panaracer T-Serve 26X1.5 tires, the rest all stock parts from Scott Components (hubs, saddle, seatpost, stem, handlebar, grips)

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