The fancy new smartphone or GPS based cycling computers are easy to love. They do things that old school, Earth based computers could never do, and they make translating your training data a snap. However, they all suffer from reliability issues, and they probably always will. It's tough to be 100% reliable when you're counting on a component that's miles away or, even more remote, resides in space. While Earth bound systems, such as the Cateye Strada Slim Wireless Cycling computer, lack some of the super high tech features, they are much, much more reliable. As far as crunching data is concerned, you can duplicate much fancier systems with a little mathematical know how. The Strada Slim is the grandson of the immensely popular Cateye Strada computer. All the original's features carry over but, like many grandsons, the Slim version is 35% smaller. The screen, however, is 23% larger to make the data easier to read. Even the fork mount has shrunk: it's now 47% slimmer than the original and can be mounted inside the fork blades, which makes it nearly invisible and provides protection.