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Item # CAT000R

Simple and straightforward.

Why burden yourself with an overly complicated cycling GPS if you're just looking to record speed and distance statistics? The CatEye Padrone offers an incredibly easy-to-use interface with straightforward data collection, measuring speed and distance metrics, as well as keeping track of the time in 12 and 24-hour formats. Its large LCD display is easy to view for quickly glancing at your current speed or total distance without being distracted from the road ahead. Furthermore, you'll appreciate its easy-to-replace CR2032 batteries. It comes with a handlebar mounting bracket, as well as a wireless fork-mounted sensor for accurate speed and distance tracking.

  • Large LCD display
  • 12 and 24-hour clocks
  • Individual trip distance, total distance
  • Current, average, and maximum speeds
  • Comes with handlebar-mounting bracket
  • Wireless fork-mounted wheel magnet included (relays data to head unit)
  • Included CR2032 batteries for head unit and fork-mounted wheel magnet

Tech Specs

Heart Rate Monitor:
Speedometer Functions:
average, maximum, current
Odometer Type(s):
total distance, trip distance
yes, 12- and 24-hr modes
Mount Type:
Battery Type:
[head unit] CR2032 (x1), [fork sensor] CR2032 (x1)
Recommended Use:
cycling, training
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

***Update*** After about a month, the computer stopped working. It wouldn't register any speed readings, but would occasionally register distance. I tried swapping out the batteries, but no luck. I sent it back to Cateye and it was a bummer not to have it working when I was doing some riding in Moab. Cateye was very quick and sent me a new one, which has been working flawlessly. But I do have to subtract one star from my original 5 star rating

I originally ordered the Padrone Smart computer, and although it's pretty nifty how it connects to your phone's GPS, I didn't love that I was always draining my phone battery on rides.

So, I decided I'd try the more traditional sensor model and I'm really happy with it.! Installation was really easy and it seems to give accurate readings that keep up with big accelerations.
I screen is a perfect size...definitely large enough to read while in the saddle, but not gaudy. Scrolling thru the different functions and displays is very easy, even while moving, thanks to the fact that you"click" on the actual computer, which clicks a button on the bottom side where it attaches to the mount.
And as one of the cheaper options out there, you can't go wrong.
Highly recommended!


Exactly what I need

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got this for my road bike because I just needed something simple to mount on the handle bars to give me speed and distance and it's perfect for what I need. It has a few other features that I haven't fiddled around with, but actually installing it and using it took me about 5 minutes and once it was on and secure it worked flawlessly. I love it because it's small, simple, and works great.

Small and Thin

    A nice small, thin computer. It will display speed and one other basic stat at a time. I will either have it display the time or ride distance. The one button to cycle through stats is small and on the back so not conducive for cycling during the ride. I probably wouldn't be cycling during the ride so its not too bad for me. They should have just put it on the side though. Cycling between elapsed time, distance, and the time will not be feasible while riding.

    Great for price- does all you need

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Cat Eye Padrone is a great computer for the price. It's wireless capabilities allow for a super easy installation on the wheel, and the computer mount is a very easy to take on and off your bars/headset. It's small and discreet so it doesn't get in the way of your hand placement. It provides all the very basic info you need as a cyclist; current speed, average speed, time riding, Co2 output, calories, and distance. this computer won't provide cadence or rpm since it's a front wheel mounted computer. One inconvenience are the 2 small buttons on the back of the computer which reset the device and control the current time, though this is certainly not a deal breaker. I would recommend this to a hardcore roadie and a commuter alike.
    If you're looking for something to Strava with, this won't be your best choice since it doesn't connect with your phone or computer, but for the everyday cyclist who doesn't need the social gratification of the Strava, I would highly recommend this computer.