Cateye is a brand that has been around for a while and you may have one of their bike computers that refuses to die somewhere in the parts bin. They make quality stuff and it seems that they’ve shown a breath of fresh innovation over the last couple of years. We dropped by the Cateye booth and saw the new Cateye Stealth 10 and Stealth 50 Bike Computer. Cateye is known for its bike computers so they have a ton of experience with materials, mounts and sensors. Well, they bumped up a couple of notches and made a high-quality computer that includes a GPS and ANT+ compatibility. So you know what that means… we can use this for Strava shenanigans. Most of our peers use the Garmin 500 for $250 since it is small and low-cost. But they’ve proven less than reliable with a weak mounting system and bad wet weather reliability.
Cateye seems to have stepped in here with a well thought-out product for $150 for the Stealth 50. If you don’t need ANT+, you can get the Stealth 10 for $120. Now $120 for a Japanese manufactured GPS computer is certainly good news for budget-conscious consumer who does not want to give up quality.
And finally, we saw some cool, bright lights that mount into the Fizik saddles with integrated lighting. The Fizik concept is sound but the available lights were just too weak to be seen in daylight and foggy conditons. Cateye is offering a good solution here.