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Noun, Noun Phrase

A device used by time trial cyclists to measure speed, distance, and time.

Example usage: 'I have a new cyclo-computer that displays my power output.'

Most used in: Time trial cycling events.

Most used by: Time trial cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Cyclometer, Speedometer, Cycle Computer, Bike Computer,


Cyclo-Computer: A Time Trial Essential

A cyclo-computer is an essential tool for time trial cycling. It is a device that measures a cyclist’s speed, distance, and time. Cyclo-computers are typically attached to the handlebars of a bicycle and powered by a battery.

For time trial cyclists, a cyclo-computer allows them to track their performance and progress. It also allows them to monitor their ride in real-time, allowing them to adjust their speed or technique to achieve their desired time. Cyclo-computers can measure speed in kilometres per hour or miles per hour, and distance in kilometres or miles.

A cyclo-computer typically displays a digital readout of the cyclist’s current speed, average speed, total distance, and total time elapsed. Some advanced cyclo-computers also feature a backlit display, allowing cyclists to read their data even in low-light conditions. Some cyclo-computers also feature a built-in GPS, allowing cyclists to track their route and measure their maximum speed.

Cyclo-computers are an essential tool for serious time trial cyclists. They allow cyclists to measure and track their performance, helping them to optimize their speed and technique. With a cyclo-computer, cyclists can accurately monitor their progress and make the necessary adjustments to achieve their desired results.


The Origin of the Term 'Cyclo-Computer'

The term 'Cyclo-Computer' was first used in the early 1980s to describe a device that was used by time trial cyclists to measure their performance. The device was used to measure speed, distance and time, and was connected to the cyclist's bike.

The device was developed by two French engineers, Andre and Michel Vigouroux, and was first used in time trial competitions in the Paris-Roubaix race in 1981. It was then adopted by professional cyclists and eventually by amateur cyclists. The term 'Cyclo-Computer' was used to differentiate it from the traditional bicycle speedometers that had been used previously.

Today, Cyclo-Computers are used by cyclists all over the world to measure their performance and to track their progress. They are an essential part of any cyclist's kit, and have become an indispensable tool for performance measurement in time trial cycling.

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