Topeak Comp 150 Computer

DESCRIPTION

Topeak Comp 150 Wireless Cycling Computer easily mounts to any type of bike and fork.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 02, 2011]
MArtinGC
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy to read, easy to atachs, longs lasting battery life (both, comp and transmitter), used in 2 bikes

Weakness:

transmitter strap, if you cut it, cant change it on another bik, or fork

Excelent view, read while ride, no problem and very light

[Aug 29, 2008]
Anonymous
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Simple, easy to use, durable, fairly small size and light.

Weakness:

Agree with others that the instructions are poorly designed. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this thing out. Bar mount is ridiculously bulky.

Great value for a wireless unit. I've put mine through rain and mud, crashes and blazing sun. Only time i had to replace it was traveling 40 mph down a hill and I switch hand positions and accidently knocked it off. Smacked the road. It actually worked after that, but I couldn't get the body to fit together properly. Overall rating of 4 because of the unrefined bar mount.

[Jan 25, 2007]
Tom
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

reliable, cheap, simple to use/install, easy to read, same colour as xtr. single button easy to use.

Weakness:

no backlight and ugly transmitter.

why not? i had one for 3 years and broke it when i crashed. i replaced it with a sigma dts speedo and had trouble with its massive fluctuations in speed,that the lbs couldnt fix, and transmitter that fell off, (also no way near as easy to install as the topeak speedo).
So i bought a topeak 150 again. it has only failed me once with a flat battery in the transmitter.
In my opinion the mounting system was ideal. easy on, easy off and pretty darn secure.
the newer one i bought has a newer mounting system where it holds the speedo over the stem. but the part the head unit clips onto is just the same.
and just to update the review by jonathan, the cabletie on the transmitter/sensor is a removable cabletie, just press a flathead screwdriver or fingernail on the clip at the back and undo.

Similar Products Used:

sigma 1606l dts with the cadence kit, and another topeak comp 150

[Jul 22, 2007]
Michael
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Large, easy to read display. Cheap price. Consistant and apparently accurate readout.

Weakness:

Sensor mounting system. Only one button on the main unit to navigate through different functions. Hard to follow instruction manual.

The computer functions the way it was designed to. I especially like the lube and maintenence reminder. The main weaknesses are the sensor mounting system which consists of a slightly modified zip-tie(has a release so that it can be removed without having to cut it) and foam adhesive strips. The foam adhesive strips make it more difficult to get the sensor properly adjusted than it needs to be. They would have been better off using a non-slip rubber strip instead, that way it wouldn't tear if you needed to re-adjust the sensor. One improvement to this model would be to add a second button to the face of the main unit. In order to get into the set up menu, you have to remove the unit from the mount and push in a button on the back of the unit and the button on the front of the unit simultaneously.

However, once the unit it is installed it seems secure and appears that it will provide years of reliable service. Like I said earlier, so far the computer itself works very well and haven't had any problems with it. I would just like to see slight modifications in the mounting system in future models. For being wireless it works very well. I would purchase this product again.

[Mar 29, 2008]
CJ
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

They had a mediocre customer service depending on how you look at it, they sent me out a new transmitter real quick but didnt actually help with my problem

Weakness:

Instruction are almost impossible to understand, i was never able to get it to work. Went through instruction and checked set up 5+ times and never found the problem.

If you can get this guy to work then you have your self a product with a lot of options. But the bottom line is i returned it for a cateye vectra and havent looked back.

[Aug 25, 2006]
Jonathan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Wireless works very well! Full of functions.

Weakness:

Poor mounting system - seems to be typical with Topeak. If you want to remove the sensor from the fork, you have to cut it off! Very confusing to use, even though there's just one button. Instruction manual almost pointless, due to how confusing it is written.

Good for $25, but I would not pay full price for it. I'd suggest making your own mount using hose clamps instead of using their mount. I like the one button function for simplicity, but it's a very confusing computer to use due to the poor instruction manual.

Similar Products Used:

Cheap wired computers.

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