VDO C4 DS Wireless Cyclocomputer Computers

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $100.00

Product Description

VDO C4DS Digital Wireless Cycle Computer has Digital wireless transmission for speed :: full text display in 7 (selectable) languages :: Easy-Menu-Structure EMC :: Service-Interval indicator :: Auto Start/Stop :: Sleep Mode (display shut-d

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Forrest Vaughan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2013

Strengths:    Simple and easy to use. Provides all of the basic information you need.

Weaknesses:    No battery level indicator, so low battery is only signaled by loss of data.

Bottom Line:   
This is really a nicely engineered product. I used it for several seasons and found it significantly more accurate than Strava on my iPhone. When the batteries are low, there will be problem with the signals between the sensor and the display unit, and the symptom of this is display of ~0 mph when traveling at speed. To keep things simple, this is the time to change both batteries, 1 in each unit. Data I use is ride time, distance, average & maximum speed, and total miles (odometer). I have not used the cadence feature, since an additional add-on must be purchased for this.

The holder for the display unit clamps to the stem or handlebar, and the display attaches by inserting and rotating 1/4 turn. This attachment can get worn over time -- if you aren't careful, the display unit will come out, get lost, and then it on to another computer.

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Favorite Ride:   Deer Creek Canyon

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Road bike, 20-speed

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tri-guyI a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2009

Strengths:    good display, great features, relatively easy to use.

Weaknesses:    Features disappearing after 6 mos.

Bottom Line:   
The product worked great for the first 6 mos. Then there was a problem with no signal. Replaced batteries, and that seemed to help. Just prior to this, it stopped transmitting speeds below 10 mph, instead it would approx double the displayed speed. No idea if avg mph is correct now.

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Favorite Ride:   20 miles of flats

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Look KG 461, with Dura Ace/Ultegra mix, specialized gel taupe, Rubino pro tech tires, Kysrium Elite wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by russotto a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2008

Strengths:    Easy to use
Easy to read

Weaknesses:    Cadence Magnet attachment

Bottom Line:   
This cyclocomputer has an intimidating number of features, but for basic use, it's very simple. Just hit one button several times to clear out your current ride data, then go.

Nice big buttons on the top let you switch between cadence, ride time, average speed, etc, and it always shows your current speed. The display is very clear and the numbers are large enough to be easy to read.

Unlike several devices I was looking at when I bought it, the optional cadence sensor is also wireless. Not having to route wires to anything is a major advantage.

I have had two problems with my C4. The plastic housing on the first one I had cracked (Performance replaced it under warranty), and the cadence magnet fell out of the plastic holder. If it weren't for those issues this would be a five-star review.

The VDO C3 DS is basically identical except it lacks the countdown/interval timers. If you don't need those, it's a better value.

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Favorite Ride:   Anything with a fast downhill

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Garmin GPS 12 (not the best GPS for biking)

Bike Setup:   2005 Specialized Allez Elite Double, Speedplay X2 pedals, otherwise stock.

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