Review:Sigma BC 8.12 ATS & Sigma BC 5.12 cycling computer

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Pros:

  • easy to use one button design
  • its small but shows the most important things, if you only want simple computer this is nice
  • easy to see

Cons:

  • Falls off too easily, if some branches hit it , it will fall off, this is caused by the turn in the mounting system.

It is not waterproof, The button is not sealed so water comes when you ride in rain or wash your bike.So I let the computer dry out in the window in hot summer, it took about 2 days, and it worked fine after this.I took off the plastic screen cover and reglued it with glue all around to make for a better seal against water.

  • a few days later the screen was dead, it slowly came back but was very faded.
  • spoke mounted magnet’s locking mechanism starts to get undone sometimes, maybe because of stones hitting it.
  • Flimsy button, it moves in all directions.
  • no USB port, must a Sigma Docking stationdc
  • the BC 5.12 computer uses wire, but the problem is the wire can break if you get ti stuck in some branches or something similar, so I go for the wireless, instead.

Conclusion:

because it’s not waterproof and falls off too easily, I can’t recommend this product.

I will probably upgrade to a high-end cycling computer some day.

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Review: 2015 BBB-11 LOUD & CLEAR Bell

 

Pros

  • The spring system work very well, and never get stuck
  • the plastic will not bend and touch the metal bell it self so it will always stay loud.

 

Cons:

  • When wet , you can barely hear it.
  • the plastic spacers do not work, so when you have the screw tightened all the way it will slide off the plastic spacers, it did slide of when i was doing some trail riding with my bike,it came off. if you buy this bell you have to mount it in the middle/wide part of the handle bar, witch is very uncomfortable way to use it, or sue some rubber spacers instead, i had some laying around. so i did that and it seems to be secure.
  • cant adjust the angle, but the bells you can do that with are usually very bad
  • when it was -1 Celsius the bell was not loud
  • Bit less loud than the hamburger and Disney bells
  • When wet the bell is not loud.

Conclusion:

Not recommended,I later bought Disney Winnie The Pooh Bicycle Bell,which is as lout,but works in rain.

http://bbbcycling.com/accessories/bells/BBB-11