Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer

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Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer
Crank your training program up to the next level with an 18-function cycling computer with cadence. And it's from Nashbar...your purveyor of quality private label bike stuff at prices you can love. The Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Computer has it all--check the specs--it has everything cadence, speed, and trip oriented you can think of. Plus it's lightweight, and goes hundreds of hours on a single battery.
  • 18-functions to gauge every aspect of performance
  • Easy bar mount
  • Slim and light unit
  • Large, easy to read font
  • Wireless operation with cadence sensors included
  • Lasts 100s of hours on a single battery
Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer
  • SPEED Yes
  • DISTANCE Yes
  • TIME Yes
  • WIRELESS Yes
  • CADENCE Yes
  • CLOCK Yes
  • SPEED COMPARATOR Yes
  • MOUNT TYPE Handlebar
  • MULTIPLE BIKE SETTINGS No
  • AUTO START/STOP Yes
  • PROGRAMMABLE ODOMETER No (Note-overall mileage is retained, however, even when battery is changed)
  • SPECIAL FEATURES Calorie counter, count up/down timer
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (19)
  • Accurate (17)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Durable (7)
  • Waterproof (4)

Cons

  • Tough to read (6)

Best Uses

  • Road racing (16)
  • Serious training (12)
  • Commuting (9)
  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (20), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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5.0

Works good

By Bosco

from Murray,Ky.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Read

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Serious Training

    Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

    Didn't take long to mount.Nice features with cadence and Mph displayed at same time.Didn't think I would like the auto pause but do now after using unit.

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    4.0

    Thumbs up!

    By Vintage biker

    from Fort Lauderdale

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy install
    • Easy to Read
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Road Racing

    Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

    Super easy to install in spite of myself! After reading previous comment about it being difficult to read, i left the protective plastic on the display to cut the glare. I've had zero problems reading the display. The scan feature is great.

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    2.0

    Great bargain, but you get what you pay for

    By Night owl triathlete

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Always Needs New Battery
    • Inaccurate
    • Not Durable
    • Tough To Read

    Best Uses

    • Computraining
    • Road Training
    • Triathlon

    Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

    I ordered this product on a graduate student budget because it was the best bargain for a wireless bike computer with both cadence and speed. However, I have been disappointed since I opened it. The installation instructions are terrible, and the components are too fragile. Installing the battery very gently caused the casing to crack. And yes, I know 1) how to install a battery, and 2) how to be delicate with electronics as I work in an engineering lab with very sensitive biomedical recording equipment. The gasket around the battery in addition to the cover is sized inappropriately and made out of cheap plastic, and will break if you look at it wrong. Anyway, after installation, getting the sensor to pick up both the wheel sensor and the pedal sensor was a nightmare. Once I finally got a reading for both, a bump or strong gust of wind could throw everything out of alignment and I would loose one or the other reading (despite the sensor being ziptied on as tight as possible). Also, it would need new batteries every two months. Finally, the speedometer stopped working properly and I could not rely on the speed or odometer readings (meanwhile the cadence sensor worked fine). After far too much tinkering around to try to fix it, I'm finally sending it back.

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    5.0

    Great Item!!

    By ThomasF

    from North Carolina

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Durable
    • Easy to Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Racing
      • Serious Training

      Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

      Our family has one on three of our bikes. Great product for the price!

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      4.0

      Good value, easy install performs well!

      By Vanilla

      from Naples fl

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Easy to Read
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Racing

        Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

        Recreational riding around the city

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        5.0

        Affordable wireless with cadence.

        By Glenn

        from Corydon IA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Read

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bike Paths On Tandem

          Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

          Easily mounted on tandem. Wireless signals reach from rear chainstays to captains handlebar. Cadence and speed are a constant and easy to read.

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          2.0

          Second Time Might Be A Charm

          By Tom

          from Michigan

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Reasonable Cost

          Cons

          • Batteries Test Weak
          • Quality Problems

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

            This review covers BN-TEMPC Tempo Double Wireless computer installation and initial reliability.

            The first item received was faulty and was returned. The display was very dim and barely visible in daylight. At any button press, the display dimmed even more, becoming almost invisible. This was exacerbated by the fact that the batteries that came with the unit tested at 2.93 volts at no load. 2032 batteries are frequently classified "dead" at 2.7-2.8 volts. New batteries test at about 3.25-3.3 volts no load. I installed new batteries but the display was still very dim and dimmed even more with button press.

            I compared the brightness side-by-side to another Nashbar computer, but not the double wireless model.

            Nashbar shipped a new unit. Those batteries tested low at 2.92 volts and I immediately replaced them since they were already well discharged. However, with new batteries, the display brightness and contrast was fine.

            Installation was not difficult since I have installed multiple similar systems. There were some hardware issues. The speed sensor magnet is mounted in flexible plastic. Two plastic pieces screw together with a shim between them for spoke mounting. The two pieces would not go together with sufficient friction to maintain position on the spoke. I replaced that magnet with a larger, all metal one from a different manufacturer and all was well. Another option is to use a small rare earth magnet for the speed sensor.

            Cadence and speed work fine but I have no idea if the unit will stand up to daily use. We'll see.

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            4.0

            Good, but hard to read if stem-mounted

            By JohnnyCyclist

            from PA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Tough To Read

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

              Happy with this computer for the most part - it's easy enough to install and configure, the data reported is accurate, etc. I like having one reader for both speed and cadence (you mount the reader to the left rear chainstay and mount the magnet on the rear wheel) vs. having two separate readers. That's one less battery to replace, and battery replacement is a snap :)

              My gripe is with readability of the display. I have it mounted on the stem of a drop bar bicycle. Unless my hands are on the bar tops, i.e. unless I'm looking at it from an angle, I cannot read the display - it gets dim when you look directly at it (not a battery problem - installing a fresh battery was the first thing I tried - you must indeed look at the display from an angle, not straight at it). Accordingly, this computer is NOT RECOMMENDED for drop bar use and a stem mount. Otherwise, you should be OK.

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              4.0

              work as expected and easy to install

              By Edgardo

              from Madison

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Can Be Install In Stem
              • Ease To Install
              • Easy to Read
              • Easy to read display
              • Includes Many Functions
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Comp Casing Look Fragil

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Racing
              • Serious Training

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

              I use this computer to track my commute and for long rides on the weekends. The best features for me are the wireless design and the many functions it has. Wireless function is a good feature because wires are usually damaged over time making the computer useless or by generating interference. Cadence is one of the functions included, which is rarely included in computers. The price is not low, but it is reasonable considering the functions. Casing does not look of a very high quality.

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              4.0

              Good computer for the money.

              By Kong

              from Nebraska

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Nice For The Price
              • Simple Setup

              Cons

              • Tough To Read

              Best Uses

              • Road Racing
              • Serious Training

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

              I really like this product. I bought it because of it's display. It has both cadence and speed at the same time, plus another function. Just what I've wanted, having come from a Cateye that you need to toggle back and forth between one or the other. Setup was easy and installation wasn't bad. My only complaint is seeing the display. There's not enough contrast between the digits and the background. It's fine in direct sunlight, but get the sun behind you so there is a shadow on the display and it's gets hard to read. I installed new batteries before using it, so low battery isn't the problem. Oh, and Nashbar, this would look like a much more expensive unit if you would change the two buttons from cheap looking red to something else, like black!

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