I've been biking seriously for 55 years and been through the mechanical belt drive all the way to GPS and I keep coming back to this unit. After you get used to the programming menu and routing the rather frail wires on a safe route from sensor to computer, it is completely reliable. Doesn't mind the cold like the the wireless. Doesn't mind the RF interference from LED lighting. Turns on when you start to move, turns off when you've stopped. Battery lasts years and years so it is quite possible to put over 30,000 miles on one battery. I have done it twice. Batteries not available easily at a Walmart, but you can buy a 4 pack from Amazon for under six bucks. Let's see, four batteries at 30,000 miles...what is that per mile? OK, it doesn't do everything and the display is small for my older eyes, but it is so completely friendly and reliable, that as I've aged it becomes more and more comfortable to me.
yes it's a wired system, but it actually works all the time if the battery is fresh, & the magnets are placed correctly. very reasonably priced, & I have one on another bike that is 6 years old, & still going strong.
I use it for indoor and outdoor training to practice consistent cadence. It works fine for that. I would have liked if it could give me speed, cadence and distance completed on one screen.
Lots of parts that are not needed. The base where the computer attaches is two parts - where one was fine in years past - So you need to hold them all together then screw some goofy mechanism on to attach it to you bars. My thought while I installed it was some engineer got bored at work one day.........
The computer itself is good - the clock is one of the functions that you need to cycle through - (which I personally don't care for). I gave this a product - 3 stars - for its installation pains....
I bought the Cat Eye Strada with Cadence wireless and installed it on my Trek. I love all the information at my fingertips without a wire. The transponder mounts to the chainstay with 2 zip ties. The problem can be in that the transponder can move away from your crank arm magnet and your cadence count isn't sent to the computer. Be sure to check the position on the transponder before each ride. I did read another review where a guy mounted it on the right chain stay and he had no problems with it. The instructions with the unit suggest mounting it to the left chainstay. I love the data from the unit and I'm sure you will too.
THIS UNIT WORKS GREAT UNTIL THE DAY IT DIES. UNFORTUNATELY THAT HAS BEEN LESS THAN TWO YEARS FOR EACH OF THE THREE I'VE OWNED. WHEN IT STOPS WORKING I ALWAYS ASSUME THAT THE BATTERY HAS EXPIRED, BUT IN EVERY CASE THE BATTERY DOES NOT BRING THE UNIT BACK TO SERVICE. IS THERE A SECRET THAT I'M NOT AWARE OF? UNITS HAVE BEEN DEALER INSTALLED. MAYBE I'M EXPECTING MORE THAN I SHOULD.