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Reviews of CatEye Velo 7 Cycling Computer; 7 Functions; CC-VL520: Black

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StarStarStarStarStar Good deal

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Easy to install large display which is great for me
3..4 rides so far and it works great

Cons

May be too large for some folks

StarStarStarStarStar As said

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: low

As said

StarStarStarStarStar Good bike computer

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

does what it is suppose to do!

StarStarStarStarStar KISS (KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID !!)

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

The computer was easy to install and easy to calibrate. The function button is large and easy to press. With other computers you almost have to have fingernails to get it to switch to the next function. And what I like most is that the batteries last forever. This is not my first purchase of Cateye wired computers. I purchased my last one 5 years ago and the batteries are still good. The wireless computer's batteries have a short life span and the rechargeable ones always seem to give out in the middle of the ride. This computer is definitely hassle free. 6 out of 5 stars!!!

Cons

none

StarStarStarStarStar Cheap And Convenient

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

The Cateye Velo 9 is everything you need in a simple bike computer. There is not much to dispute, as it does it's job perfectly, and uses a very simple interface. The basic functions are all there, with current speed always being displayed in large numbers. It is easy to understand, and very accurate once set up.

Cons

The mechanism to reset things such as average speed, and time ridden, also delete your current trip ODO. I learned this the hard way 800 miles into a 4000 mile ride, which was disappointing, but not heart breaking. It was a negligible issue, and the long trip ODO remained unchanged.

Other Thoughts

This computer is great for basic riding, as long as you aren't trying to do a ton of calculations and monitoring. The essentials are there. The only thing that I would change would be to individually reset different settings, rather than have most of them be on one function. Yet again, this wasn't debilitating at all. It still functions as a great basic computer, and I loved to be able to monitor certain things without going too overboard.

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CatEye

"CatEye is the leading manufacturer of cycle computers, lights and reflectors to cyclists in the world. Founded in 1954 in Osaka, Japan, CatEye has always been a leader in innovation and technology."

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Wired Speed allows a sensor to transmit the bicycles speed via a connected cable to the computer.

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