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Just what I expected.
on 25 July 2011
I'll start by saying that it has survived a few rides in torrential rain and seems pretty strong, but probably won't win any style awards.
The unit is pretty basic as you would expect, the technology has not changed in the last 10 years since I had another unit.
It comprises of a magnet that fits to the spoke with a sensor that fits to the fork with a cable that you have to wrap around the break cable. There are two data collection points at the top and bottom of the sensor. I have not tried the middle as the collection points are clearly marked. The mount point for the computer fits onto the bars via cable ties. The sensor is also held on by zip ties.
The computer does not seem to be able to be turned off, but setting up the computer for your wheel size is easy if you read the instructions, there is even a handy diagram if you don't know what to set it to and you can change other things like the time and whether you want the distance in kmh/mph/ which then automatically changes between km/miles.
The functions are distance, average speed, max speed, current speed, total miles, trip miles, trip time, current time.
The time does not state AM or PM so you will have to use your eyes on that front.
Your speed is always displayed and you can cycle through the other functions either stationary or when riding by pressing the central button. It does require quite a positive press to get it to change so it might be hard for less stable riders to operate it while riding.
If you need a cheap, simple, basic cycle computer then you could do a lot worse than the mach 2