I've owned the Cateye CC-MC100W Micro Wireless Cycle Computer for as long as I can remember. I bought this as my first bicycle computer a very long time ago. I've owned it so long I cannot even remember when I bought it. I believe I got one of the first made.
This is definitely a rock solid piece of equipment. I've used it mountain biking, commuting and recreationally. It basically is my speedometer/odometer. Whenever I ride I like to know how far I've gone, how long it took and how fast I am going.
This is an awesome little computer if you don't want to spend a lot of money and just need the basics. It has configuration settings for multiple bikes with different tire sizes. Each bicycle has two different modes similar to a trip odometer in an automobile.
This computer is extremely small, but the numbers are large and very visible, even in sun. One feature that I really like is that it keeps track of the mileage of my bicycle over its entire life. Its always great to know how many miles you put on your bike over the years.
It holds up to the elements very well, is easy to install and isn't even noticeable on the handlebars while riding. Its great if you are looking for something light weight and inexpensive. Its well worth the cost and can definitely hold up long term.
The battery in this computer seems to last forever. I don't recall ever having to replace it. The only issue I had was that the light stopped working after several years for some reason. I don't know if its because I dropped it too many times or what. To be honest the light was never really that great anyways.
I used to do a lot of night riding, but I usually never look at my computer unless I'm stopped anyways so it was never a problem for me. If it was a GPS that might be a different story. For what it is and the purpose it serves it's awesome. I do believe this device is a bit more accurate than a GPS, plus you don't have to worry about acquiring a signal just to know how far you've gone or how fast you are going.
Cateye now carries a variety of these beautiful little computers. I'm a big fan of Cateye products just because I own so many and have come to know their products as being extremely reliable. I highly recommend this and all Cateye products.
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