CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer

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CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer
The Astrale 8 bike computer features Cat Eye quality with cadence.
  • The Astrale 8 bicycle computer's rear wheel speed sensor works on the road or on your trainer
  • Current speed (up to 185 mph), cadence, average speed, max speed, odometer, elapsed time, auto start stop and 12 or 24 hour clock
CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer
  • SPEED Current, Average, Max
  • DISTANCE Yes
  • TIME Yes
  • WIRELESS No
  • CADENCE Yes
  • CLOCK Yes
  • MOUNT TYPE Bars
  • SPEED COMPARATOR
  • MULTIPLE BIKE SETTINGS No
  • AUTO START/STOP No
  • SPECIAL FEATURES Rear wheel speed sensor works on the road or your trainer
  • PROGRAMMABLE ODOMETER
  • Rating 4

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CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer
 
4.2

(based on 47 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Accurate (18)
  • Easy to read (18)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

  • Handlebar mount (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (23)
  • Commuting/city (11)
  • Serious training (9)
  • Commuting (8)
  • Road racing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (28), Casual/ recreational (12), Competitive cyclist (5)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (18), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 47 customers

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5.0

Great Value

By TG

from Chicagoland

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

    Pretty easy to install. Works well. I picked this computer because it was the most economical way to monitor cadence. Very happy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My third Astrale

    By Ed

    from Altadena, CA

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cadence
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Price
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

      I have owned three Cateye Astrale Bike Computers over several years. I consider Cadence to be the most essential function, for the protection of my aging knees. The Astrale is the best all-around computer with that function, for a great price. I prefer the dependability of a wired computer, especially since a wireless unit with cadence would cost two or three times more. I have multiple bikes, so I can put an Astrale computer on every bike for what a wireless cadence computer would cost. I will keep buying them for as long as I can.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great value

      By LLL

      from Canfield, ohio

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All The Features I Wanted

      Cons

      • Function Text Is Small

      Best Uses

      • Any Type Of Cycling

      Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

      Since my handle bars are rather high, with the short wire on the sensors, I had a hard time wiring the bike without stretching the wire to the handle bars. But now that it is done, could not ask for a better computer. Temperature would be nice!

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only thing it does not have is a heads up display

      By Viper

      from Id-Falls, ID.

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Works Well Anywhere

        Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

        This little computer works anywhere. I can use it commuting to work, I can use it on a hard training ride, or I can use it on any of the trainers that I have.
        I have 3 of these and have own the first one i bought for many years with no problems, and it is still running strong.
        I often switch the computers from bike to bike, depending on if i am comuting or training and they never miss a beat.
        The rear mount system allows me to use them on my rollers or on a rear mount trainer. I love the versatility.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor computer

        By postmann

        from Hamilton MI

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Can~'~~t Think Of Any

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly
        • You Name It I Had It

        Best Uses

        • Junk

        Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

        I have had a terrible time with this computer. Even had a bike dealer try to program it and they couldn't. Replaced the battery and got nothing.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best Computer yet!

        By Stuart

        from Sebring, FL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Wire a bit short

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

        Because I wanted to set this up on my Aero Bar, the wire could have been 4 inches longer to make a cleaner run to the rear. But did find a way to route it and it works great.
        In just a short time it was installed and I was educating myself on the functions.
        Very simple to operate and very acurate compared to my Tracker App with GPS.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Inexpensive Bike Computer with Cadence

        By Jeff G

        from Hopatcong NJ

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Lightweight
        • Small
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Extreme Sports
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

          One of the few bike computers that has a cadence
          function. A great tool for training, and racing.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Wheelchaser

          from West Palm Beach, Fl.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

            I installed it on my training bike. I have to confess that I thought that I wasn't going to get something worth to use on my daily training when I saw the price. I was wrong, you can choose and customize you screen. I can simultaneously track speed and cadence, you can actually switch the data order on the screen:like speed in large digits on top; or put the cadence instead and the speed at the bottom of the screen. Sometimes I mix it with distance or time ridden, just to give some examples. But the point is is a lot bang for the buck. Of course if you don't mind the wires, which I don't because I know that I'm getting true readings with no interference like you get with the wireless ones. A little piece of advice: put a tad bit of dielectric grease at the contacts and you'll never have a problem when riding in the rain. Very easy to install, just plan ahead of time the routing of the wires, before you use the wire ties. Read the instructions well before you do anything as to how to locate the sensors or the magnets, specially installing the cadence magnet, try it before you peel the back self adhesive tape and secure it with the tie. Check the distance between the crank and the frame, you'll notice that you can "rotate" the sensor so it would get in "range" with the magnet. I have other bike computers, but I love this one for training, it's simple, very useful, accurate and it won't brake your pocket.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            CatEye a big disappointment

            By Jeff

            from Orange Park, FL

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

                I bought two CatEyes, one for my Hybrid and one for my wife's road bike. I selected this product for its low cost and many features including cadence. Installation on my wife's bike was a bear, taking about an hour because the two wired sensors had to be mounted on the chainstay. Also, the chincy magnet wouldn't fit her spokes. I stripped it trying. I then used an old magnet from a Bell computer and the problem was solved. Setup of the computer was easy. I ride with polarized sunglasses so I checked out the display, which is smaller than most these days. It was very difficult to read the display mode acronyms through my sun glasses. The Trip Distance failed permanently after the first time I reset it. With all these problems in the first few days of ownership, I uninstalled the CatEye from my wife's bike and shipped both units back to Bike Nashbar. The people at bike Nashbar were very helpful. They gave me full credit and suggested that I talk with their service department before ordering replacements. After hearing my story and listening to my requirements, they suggested that I look at the SHARP line. I did, I bought two SHARP BC 1009's and they are wonderful.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great for the money

                By bikerguy

                from putnam county ny

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Smallish display

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Road Biking

                Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

                Great bike computer, can't beat getting this unit with cadence for the money. Works fine, a little tricky to install properly - maybe 1/2 hour to install, adjust and set up. Online directions are much more helpful. Gets 4 stars for operation, loses one star for installation. I had difficulty getting the frame-mounted sensors just right on my oval tubed frame. I wound up using two-sided adhesive foam (left over from some project or another) to secure units in exact location, then using the provided twist ties to further secure to bike frame. The sensors moved too much with just the twist ties. The cadence sensor comes with this type of adhesive, and works well. I don't know why the company doesn't add two more small foam pads for the sensors. I would recommend this type of installation. Once installed, works great!

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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