Bell 8 Computer

DESCRIPTION

Bell 8

USER REVIEWS

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[May 06, 2003]
Guy

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Inexpensive, 8 modes cover most one needs

Weakness:

Delayed speed reading, clips out too easily, connections loose

This computer would be ideal for a person who rides street only. Also if you are not too concerned about a major delay in time for speeds to register then this would be ok. For the price it is decent but for offroad try another product. Mine came out of the base and was lost on the trail.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Mar 16, 2006]
Jonathon Lall
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Really holds up. it did fall off, but that was because I hadnt
heard the SNAP sound that it makes when its on fully. many functions. holds up great when your bike flips(that hurt), after some retard lady runs you off the road wit her minivan.

Weakness:

took a while to install(fork clamp was hard to adjust and difficult to line up 1/6 from the wheel. slow response to acceleration.

Great value.
Bad for true trail riding, but street biker and BMXers like me should not be its enemy.
Does require careful installation.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized, much better for 17 dollars more.

[Dec 02, 2001]
Amy
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Low Price. Purple Color. Nice Display. Easy to install. Buttons are easy to reach

Weakness:

Cannot reset trip odometer. Cloogy computer bracket. Computer comes off too easy. Way too easy.

This is an ok computer. Cheap price. I purchased a really swanky purple one.

On my third day of use, the computer fell off. You would think that it would be easy to find a bright purple computer amongst fall colors. No such luck.

Didn't Bell test this thing in the real world before they mass produced the prototypes? Good grief, the thing was lost in under 8 hours of riding (16 miles last time I looked) by a novice!

Would I buy one again? Nope. Would I recommend it? Well, it is a nice computer, just make sure you permanently glue or tape the thing on your bike. Otherwise, put your phone number on it.

I am only giving this thing one chili as something so simple as proper connection should have been fixed before mass-production. Hey Bell, you owe me dinner.

Similar Products Used:

none.

[Oct 05, 2005]
Brad Sims
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Inexpensive, easy to install

Weakness:

Cheaply made, difficult to read

I already thought it was kind of difficult to read, but it got worse. One day after I had had the computer for about 6 weeks, I got my bike out of the garage and the lense on the display was so clouded I couldn't even read the larger numbers on the display. We had many 100 degree days, but this comp was never left outside or in the sunshine. I have never had one do that before and I thought that was a defect. If yours does this, here is how I fixed it. First I used a metal polisher that was already impregnated into the cotton. I used Nevr-Dull, but glitz would probably work as well. Then I followed up polishing it with toothpaste with my finger. It didn't make it perfect, but it polished it well enough to be seen again clearly.

Similar Products Used:

Bicycle computers from avocet, cateye, and others.

[Jul 11, 2001]
Rich

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This unit works OK. It isn't the most attractive I've seen, but it works better and has more features than a Sigma Sport BC 401 I also have and it is easier to install and seems to be more rugged too. A good unit for the price. It's available at Wal-Mart, so it's easy to get for a good price.

Weakness:

Could use a better way to connect the unit to the sensor. The 2 conductor cord is easily damaged. I haven't had that happen yet, it's almost inevetable.

If you want one, this one is worth the cost and won't be hard to find.

Similar Products Used:

Sigma Sport BC401

[Jul 07, 2001]
David B.
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

8 functions, price, lookes good, you can take it of bike when not in use, easy to set up.

Weakness:

Speed feedout is slow, unit wont stay seated: the second day I had it, it fell off and got scuffed up.

Ok, This is a very decent computer for the price. Put a peice of black tape on the inside of the mount and look down a few secounds slow to see how fast you just WENT and you will be ok. This isnt much of a hassle for the money saved!

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jun 25, 2001]
Jeff
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Well, it looked better than some...

Weakness:

The mount on the fork is very weak. Not big enough for larger forks.

Bought from Sears because it was 50% off all bike stuff. Would not have paid normal price of 26.00 for this computer. The set-up is poor quality. I already tore the wire somehow. Will not replace with same brand.

Similar Products Used:

Vetta C-20

[Jul 19, 1999]
Lafe
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

It works, Detaches from bike to prevent it from being stolen or broken. Has a scan mode and 8 different modes. $22.

Weakness:

None that I noticed. I put it in my pocket and couldn't find it once.

It works.Keeps time, ave.speed, max.speed, trip time, trip length,odometer, speedometer, and a scan mode.

Similar Products Used:

none, most were too exspensive for me to bother with them.

[May 31, 2001]
Chris
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

nice color.....

Weakness:

falls off, b*tch to get on, wouldnt stay on after that, etc.

it took me several trys and using some of my own spare parts (it didn't come with enough pieces) to get it on. when i finally did i went and hit a trail a wekk later and the little hunk of junk fell off!!! at least i didnt lose much money when i bought it.

[Jun 09, 2001]
Alex C
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

resonable price, small lightweight design, easy to use (once it is set-up), good uses, accurate readings

Weakness:

weak magnet, poor quality, and I personally found mine to be non-water proof, straps given tend to not give the computer enough strength causing it to move an the magnet gets jarred out of place easily

You get what you pay for . . . face it. This computer will do if you are doin road biking maybe, but I found that the computer could not hold up to mountain bike trails as mine seemed to begin to fail for no apparent reason. I would recommend buying another product.

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