Packed with functions but free from wires, the Strada Wireless epitomizes power and elegance. The Strada Wireless boasts the largest screen and numbers in its class. Thanks to the new Cateye ClickTec® interface, you can switch among seven modes by simply pressing the bottom of the computer face - easy to do, even on rough terrain. Your selected mode displays at the bottom of the screen, while your current speed appears at the top in huge, easy-to-read numerals. An up/down arrow tells you how your current speed compares to your average speed. The innovative Flex-Tight bracket mounts quickly, securely and tool-free to virtually any handlebar or stem. The new tool-free wheel sensor mounts effortlessly to most road and mountain forks. Strada Wireless: Ride fast, ride sleek, ride wireless.
I use a Strada _wired_, bought from Excel, and am glad to have bought it, and would be glad to buy the wireless at this price. But I have to join the chorus of Avocet mourners, for one reason: The Avocet let you make the clock the main feature of the display. If you're doing timed intervals based on heart rate and have a heart rate monitor on your wrist or handlebar, all you want from your computer is the time. Speed is irrelevant, as it might be also if you were just riding for fun or for a long, casual steady-state. So I resent Cateye's insistence on giving top billing to speed. The little bottom-row time display can be hard for a middle-aged geezer to read on a bumpy road. Otherwise, these are wonderful computers.
Pros: small, rugged, easy to operate
Cons: can't show time in large characters
Works great, no problems. Solid and secure mount. Reliable and accurate.
I would have loved to use this computer more than twice to see how it really worked but it popped out of its mount and was lost to the ages on my second ride with it. On the first ride, it came out of its mount when trying to click between screens. Either I purchased a bad device or the mount between the computer and the bracket needs to be tighter because it slides in and out way too easily.
This is a great computer for the money. I have tried several higher price models, namely the Mavic WinTech wireless, with more features, but have always been disappointed by their relability. I have used this product for the past 3 years with no complaints or failures, other than the occassional battery change.
After riding Avocet CycloComputers for 20+ years decided to try something new before the last one dies. This thing is great. Clear & easy to understand instructions, easy mounting, easy setup & easy to operate. It is very accurate on mileage. Its actually made in Japan which is a big plus.
Still grieving over demise of Avocet 35; simplest functionality, best display hands down. But I doubt it would do what my Cateye did yesterday: Riding along enjoying a tailwind at around 26 mph, I thought to zero the meter and I guess, because I didnt have it fully engaged in its mount, it flew off the bike and bounced across the road. It sounded like a gag from a Bugs Bunny episode where you hear something bouncing for an impossibly long time, then it stops, then it seems to bounce some more. Expecting to just scoop up pieces, I was amazed to find it in one piece but not working. When I got home, I took the battery out, pulled the tab to tighten the fit of the battery and: Good morning sir. May I show you my set-up screen? Took a lickin and still tickin...