Performance Axiom 8.0C Computers

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $33.00

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Performance Axiom 8.0C

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap, Nice functions and Easy to Use

Weaknesses:    Died after only 1000 miles

Bottom Line:   
I bought this computer becuase it was the best deal with a cadence function. I put the computer on, but becuase my frame is different I had to put a shim under the magnent to get it close enough to the pedal sensor to pick it up. The computer worked great like this for the first 2 months of the season, then I took it in for a tune-up and the bike shop through out the shim so I jury-rigged it so that the magnet would get close enough again. It then worked fine again till I went on one of my yearly 300+ mile trips. After about 180 miles into the trip I left the bike under a park shelter overnight and the next morning as we pulled out the Computer went nuts and kept jumping between not working at all or saying I was goin 50+ mph. I took the computer appart and checked the battery and the sensors to no avail. It never worked right again. Overall it lasted over 1000 miles. I would guess that somehow water got into the sensor unit.

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Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Specialized

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Volpe, Custom wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ross Guldenbrein a Weekend Warrior from Benicia

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2003

Strengths:    This thing works flawlessly. Great design, easy to use, very reliable. I don't know why the other reviewers have had problems, if you mount it properly, have a good battery, and set it up right it rocks! Of course the cadance feature is the most important for road riding but the rest of the info is always handy. Large screen is easy to see.

Weaknesses:    None, OK I'd prefer it to be German made.

Bottom Line:   
A great profuct!

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Purchased At:   Performance (duh...)

Similar Products Used:   I also had the older model with the red button.

Bike Setup:   Lemmond Buenos Aires, Bianchi Vigorelli.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tim Mayr a Weekend Warrior from Hauppauge, NY

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2003

Strengths:    setup, design, functions

Weaknesses:    poor quality / reliability

Bottom Line:   
I really liked the design and setup for the Axiom 8.0C, but it's just too unreliable. I've had problems with the cadence function, and the speed function, and sometimes both, but I can never find any problems with the wiring or sensor pickups.

Maybe one day someone will design a really bullet-proof cycling computer, but this isn't it.

One positive note, Performance absolutely stands behind their products, so a return was no problem, even after using the computer on and off for a whole season.

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Favorite Ride:   I confess - I'm a roadie

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   VDO - good until it got wet, so much for being waterproof.

Avocet - unreliable and difficult to install.

Bike Setup:   Eddy Merckx Ti w/Campy components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johnAClayton a Weekend Warrior from Clayton, CA

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2002

Strengths:    Price, reliability.

Weaknesses:    Would be nice to have a mount wraped around the stem instead of the bars.

Bottom Line:   
Nice, very functional computer. Measures the important stuff pretty well, and you can't beat it for the price.

I don't understand people complaining about it breaking - if you have a problem you can just take it back to Performance - they have a killer return policy.

Cadence magnet was a pain in the ass - black zip ties on my beautifully finished Campagnolo cranks! I just glued the magnet on with silicone sealant - no problems so far.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt. Diablo

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Vetta

Bike Setup:   Nukeproof Stealth MTB and Bianchi SL Centaur road.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chuck Phillips a Racer from Tustin, CA

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2002

Strengths:    Clean wiring
Rear wheel pickup

Weaknesses:    Flaky sensors
Poor resolution (.5 mph)

Bottom Line:   
Nice set of functions, gives me most of the info I need. There's something fundamentally flawed in the sensors, though. It will lose either the wheel or cadence pickup at random times, usually right in the middle of a century. On the theory that it was a bad harness, I've replaced it once already, but the problem persists. At first I was really happy with this unit, but now I'm about ready to pitch it.

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Favorite Ride:   All of them

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Performance (Where e

Similar Products Used:   VDO C15+

Bike Setup:   Retro Colnago Mexico

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