Shimano Flight Deck Computers

3.71/5 (84 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.99


Product Description

This item isThe cyclecomputer unit forTheShimano Flight Deck system.This innovative cyclecomputer is operated directly fromThe buttons built into certainShimano STI brake/shift levers. Please note,This item does not includeThe mounting kit and wire harness neededTo mount itTo your bicycle (please see JensonUSA item #CP707Z01 The hallmark ofShimanos Systems Engineering is a seamless integration of body and machine.This has resulted inThe finest cyclingTechnologies inThe world, and has producted


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Marti a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2010

Strengths:    Gear display

Weaknesses:    Tricky and more time to reset.

Bottom Line:   
My husband fixed the problem of accidentally turning off all the trip info, mph, etc. ~ I unknowingly kept pressing the on-and-off button on the left hood just by varying my hand placement. So he peeled back the rubber to expose the button and placed a metal washer (with a hole in the middle)centered over the button, replaced the rubber covering over the washer, which holds it in place. He also trimmed off the little rubber nipple on the underside of the rubber covering. This works! But, the only drawback is, in order to reset and zero out after each trip, to press left and right button at the same time requires peeling back the covering and pressing the left button with a little tool, like a pen tip. But I always have this handy, and I'm getting used to it, and am getting pretty fast at it. I feel this is better than the alternative: losing a lot of your trip mileage and tracking. I really like the gear disply enough to go through this every time!

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Favorite Ride:   all rides

Price Paid:    $139.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Bike Setup:   Specialized Ruby WSD, carbon-fiber.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mantelclock a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2010

Strengths:    Cool display of current gear and integrated cadence without the need for an extra sensor.

Weaknesses:    Very difficult to program. Too easy to accidentally reset. Expensive.

Bottom Line:   
This computer started out as a great idea, but has numerous problems in its execution. First off, it is very difficult to program, not because the instructions are confusing, but because the rubber set buttons are so unresponsive. The first one that I had took me over an hour to get half way through programming. I sent that one back for a replacement. The replacement only took me a half hour to program, but my finger tips still hurt from pushing the set buttons! Once it's programmed, the unit functions fairly well. The gear indicator is accurate, and the cadence and other functions seem to work well. That is, until you accidentally push the stop/start button and it stops tracking speed, mileage, etc. It is VERY easy to accidentally stop or reset the unit while riding because the buttons are placed right on the brake/shift units, so when you're really cranking and not paying much attention to your grip or the display, it gets reset and you don't notice it until you're several miles past the turn at mile X on your cue sheet.

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Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Trek Incite 8i and 9i
Specialized Sport Computer


Bike Setup:   Specialized Sequoia Elite
Motobecane Grand Touring (1977).
Both bikes now have Trek Computers (A++)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by snmnoles a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2009

Strengths:    Numerous features to fine tune your training with reliability.

Weaknesses:    Missing a programmable odometer. Use 3-4 batteries a year.

Bottom Line:   
I've used the same one for 8 years with no problems. I love this item, it virtually has every feature you could want including wireless.

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Favorite Ride:   Horrible Hundred

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   my favorite local bi

Similar Products Used:   Cateye, Specialized, Vetta.

Bike Setup:   Giant w/ many upgrades over the last 9 years.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by juddbone a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2009

Strengths:    Broad range of information, integrated into brakes/shifters, easy to read display

Weaknesses:    Overly complicated for the price, Inability to switch between bikes without reentering all data

Bottom Line:   
This product has all the potential in the world....integrated with the shifter/brakes, ability to set up for several bikes but comes up short with several shortfalls primarily the difficulty to shift between bikes.

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Bike Setup:   Specialized Tarmac
Litespeed Tuscany


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mr Six Bikes a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2009

Strengths:    1) Gear indicator
2) Thumb Shifter Buttons


Weaknesses:    1) Manual is terrible, but it's not rocket science.

2) Kits are expensive

3) Installations requires some mechanical ability.


Bottom Line:   
I bought my Wirelss Flight Deck in 2005 and its been virtually trouble free since day. The unit froze one after riding a metric century in the rain. I lost the last few miles of my ride, but it retained everything else.

Gear indicator and shifter buttons are my favorite features on this unit. Very accurate when a proper rollout is done, matching speed and distance with Garmin 705.

Since buying this unit I've bought two more wireless kits so I swap this unit between 3 bikes. Two are 10speed, one is a 9Speed rig.

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Favorite Ride:   CRW Saturday Fitness

Purchased At:   Don't Remember

Similar Products Used:   KK Power Computer

Bike Setup:   2006 Toyota United (Non-Fuji)
2004 Fuji Team Issue
1997 Schwinn Paramount



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