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Verdict: 
Good quality computer with all the functions you need for everyday riding
Weight: 
25g
Contact: 
www.chickencyclekit.co.uk

Velomann's V1.10 computer is a slimmed down version of the V1.16 we tested a while back, and it's none the worse for it. What the 10-function unit lacks in terms of bells and whistles it makes up for in ease of use and value, and the functions you get are more than enough for most riders.

The unit is simple enough to install: four zip ties take care of the head unit and sensor, and the three-piece magnet, though a bit fiddly, stays put and copes well with bladed spokes. The range of the sensor is good both in terms of the distance to the computer and also to the magnet: it doesn't need to be super-close to trigger.

Setting up the computer is simple too, so simple that I managed to set all the information on the V1.10 without once referring to the instructions by stabbing at the two buttons a bit. Once it's set up you get current speed, average speed, speed comparison, maximum speed, trip time, trip distance, two odometers (plus a total), 12/24h clock and double pre-set wheel diameters for running on two bikes. Unless you're a cycling statto, that'll probably be all you need.

The readout is nice and clear and the wireless signal didn't suffer any ill effects from being close to LED lights or power lines when on test. The signal wasn't quite as robust when the sensor was attached to the rear wheel, so it's not the best bet if you spend a lot of time on the turbo.

Verdict

Good quality computer with all the functions you need for everyday riding

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Velomann V1.10 cycle computer

Size tested: n/a

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 190cm  Weight: 98kg

I usually ride: whatever I\'m testing...  My best bike is: Trek 1.5 with Ultegra 6700

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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STATO [573 posts] 9 years ago
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Unless you're a cycling statto, that'll probably be all you need.

Not for me then  26

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dave atkinson [6548 posts] 9 years ago
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no indeed  4

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amazon22 [316 posts] 9 years ago
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Can't understand why (mostly German) computers need to take up a line of data space to tell you what mode you're in. Surely, its self-evident you're in 'clock', or whatever, you don't need an idiot guide to confirm it. I wouldn't buy any computer with such an aberration.

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cactuscat [289 posts] 9 years ago
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clock is pretty obvious but other modes are more subtle - the difference between stopwatch and elapsed time might not be so obvious. Agree that it doesn't need to be so big though