I have 4 computers on four bikes. I have a flightdeck on one road bike and a ciclosport CM212 on another.
If you compare the flight deck to a basic computer, then you have addirional features among them a lap counter, ability to be used on 4 different bikes, virtual cadence and most importantly visual gear indicator are most notable. For me, the visual gear indicator and the fact that buttons are incorporated into STI's so functions can be operated with hands on the right place are the go.
However, it is not the cheapest computer either. I have had no trouble installing and using it. It looks nice, too. It doean't have a backlit display, and has a cumulitive odo. That is if it's used on more than one bike, it gives only one odometer for both bikes (read useless).
Depending on your usage and expectations you may or may not find the flight deck to be the best computer for you. I bought my ciclosport computer just recently, and I am very pleased with it. The good feature that it has is that it contains two complete computers in one. That means it keeps separate odo values as well while at a touch of botton it allows to compare values in the two set ups. This is very useful to me becuase I use this bike for two purposes: training and commuting. This way, I keep track of each seperately, because I use one mode for commuting and the other for training. One important feature which is very rare is the backlit display that's quite handy during night rides.
Drawbacks are that it doesn't integrate into STI levers so no gear detection and no hands-off operation.
I have an echowell computer on a hybrid bike. It's quite ordinary, but has a feature that I haven't found in any other ones: it shows average cadence and maximum cadence.
Originally posted by Guest
I want to replace my Cateye Mity 3 with the flightdeck. Does anyone know how it compares to other computes? Are there anybody in here that's using it?