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 46 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (22)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Accurate (18)
  • Easy to read (18)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

  • Handlebar mount (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (22)
  • Commuting/city (11)
  • Serious training (9)
  • Commuting (8)
  • Road racing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (27), Casual/ recreational (12), Competitive cyclist (5)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (18), Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (3)

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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

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    (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

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    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

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      (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

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      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

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      (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

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        (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

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          (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

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              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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              3.0

              good cyclometer but.....

              By crazyhorse

              from upstate NY

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Easy to see

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about CatEye Astrale 8 Bike Computer:

              I would use this as a constant reminder of my stats after every ride like ave speed, top speed and distance that I usally record in a hand written log. However having come from a simpler "wireless" cyclometer I found it hard to adjust to the wires I had to install with all the zip ties and having to be very careful not to jar them too hard when I packed the bike away for a trip in my RV. I could have gotten used to that but I had purchased this on the recommendation from another reviewer in California who claimed that the odometer was programmable in other words one can transfer mileage from an old cyclometer to this new one. That is plainly NOT SO! I could not live with that so I returned it.
              So if you dont care about the unsightly wires, zip ties and no transferable old mileage then perhaps this is for you. Cant beat the price though.

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

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