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
  • MFPARTNUMBER CY-517C
  • 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 24 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (15)
  • Easy to read (15)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

  • Tough to read (5)

Best Uses

  • Road racing (13)
  • Serious training (10)
  • Commuting (9)
  • Mountain biking (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (18), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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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        4.0

        Good but limited viewing angle

        By Frank

        from Plainview, NY

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Accurate

        Cons

        • Tough To Read

        Best Uses

        • Road Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

        Having interest in a Cateye Double wireless, I saw this as a perfect cheaper alternative and as a way to outfit my wife's bike and my own. Atttachment wasn't bad - zip ties. The base rubber wasn't super easy to align while putting on the zip ties but not terrible. I was able to install it rather quickly. First try and all aspects were working. Instructions are fine and supply adequate detail to be able to set up everything. the order could be improved but otherwise all the information was there. the only issue I have is with viewing angle. I mounted the computer on my stem. I have a relaxed geometry road bike where the stem has a very slight upward angle. If I ride on the tops, the lcd is clear. When I am on the hoods, they start to disappear depending on the angle of the light. When I am right over it and in the drops, the screen cannot be read. Moving this to the tops of the bars would allow a better tilt and solved the issue but it is not my first choice for mounting. Really like the cadence and all the metrics. I would recommend this to someone looking for an inexpensive computer with wireless cadence.

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        5.0

        Excellent product and looks good

        By Rechless1

        from Auburn, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Looks And Works Great
        • Straight Forward Install

        Cons

        • Would Like White Zip Ties

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Mountain Biking
        • Not Just Biking
        • Road Racing
        • Serious Training

        Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

        Love the product. Just what I wanted. It does take a while to install if you want it to look nice and be solid. The extra time is worth it.

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        3.0

        reset in cold weather

        By Ed

        from Waterford, CT

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

              Not sure if this is normal, but when i was biking in below freezing temps the unit blanked out and reset itself to zero in the middle of a ride...after i warmed it up in my hand it worked again but all data from the ride was gone. Also if you need reading glasses you will need biking glasses with built in readers to see all the numbers on the unit.

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              4.0

              Reliable and consistent

              By Rather Be On A Bike

              from Des Moines, Iowa

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable
              • Easy to Read
              • Easy to use
              • Lightweight
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Backlight

              Best Uses

              • Serious Training

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

              Given the price, I was initially skeptical. However, it is very easy to install. The one sensor design is not only a clean design but not finicky. While it does have a plastic feel, buttons have been responsive. Setup/programming is very easy. Initially, used smartphone to measure its accuracy and found my unit very accurate. Battery has lasted all season (nearly 6,000 miles). I had no issues in rain this summer, nor now in below freezing weather. Backlight could be brighter. Overall, extremely satisfied with this product.

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              3.0

              So far, pretty good.

              By roller

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Easy to Read
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Racing

                Comments about Nashbar Tempo Double Wireless Cycling Computer:

                Installation was pretty painless. I was, however, getting inconsistent mph/distance readings even after moving the magnet several times to get a better signal. I have logged about 150 miles of the 250 I actually rode while using the device. I have recently added a second magnet to get a consistently clear signal. Now it seems to get a consistent reading.

                The housing does not have the quality feel of other brands, but for the on sale price, I did not expect it to. I have not ridden with it in the rain as yet, so I cannot speak to whether or not it would be waterproof/water resistant.

                recommended, with added magnet (easily remedied) reservations

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