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    Bike Computer for a Commuter

    Trying to find a good bike computer to use on my commuter. I have a bontrager 4w, but I think I killed it with all my bad weather riding.

    I just want something that can give me time, mileage (maybe a few trip options), and speed. I don't need anything fancy. Anyone have good ideas?

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    Re: Bike Computer for a Commuter

    Sigma and Cateye both make basic models that are 'waterproof'. I can't speak to cateye, since I've never used one, but my sigma went through Spring just fine here.

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    LOL, yeah, no computer.

    What do you want to track with it? I pretty much track everything with a Garmin watch now. But you can also do it with a smart phone app. That doesn't require leaving anything on the bike or exposing everything.
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    Just mileage and time for the most part. I do have a gamin watch for running, I'm just lazy and wanted something I could keep on the bike haha.

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    I am running a Specialized SpeedZone wireless on one of my commuters. Time, trip mileage, overall mileage, speed, max speed and I think something else IIRC. Got a stem cap mount for it, so when I get to work, just slide it off and it goes in my bag. Should be less than $45 or so at a local shop. Battery life seems to be pretty good on these, and from what I can tell in past usage, seems to be water proof. Been caught out in the rain with it on my MTB before and all works fine.
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    You might be able to mount the garmin watch to your bar using a light helmet mount. The performance branded stuff is pretty durable.
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    I use a Garmin. I put my commutes on Strava because it allows for "privacy zones" around my house and because it allows for easy separation of commute miles from mtb miles.

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    Honestly, just another cheap Cateye if you want to leave it on the bike.
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    +1 on the smart phone. Also look at the quad lock set up. It works really well. They also make an adapter that you can use on the back of your life proof case with would most defanatly be better
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    Bike Computer for a Commuter

    I've had a cateye velo 8 on my commuter for a few years now. It reset on me at about 14,000 miles, but has been good for the last 4000. The only weather related problems I've had with it is on really heavy rain days water will get between the contacts on the mount and it stops working. It's cheap though so I don't expect too much out of it. Like $20 cheap.
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