For simple bike computers, we strongly recommend CatEye. They work well, are very affordable, and don’t suffer from the high warranty rates that we’ve seen from most major manufacturers. We always have the core CatEye models in stock.
If you’re ready to step up, there’s only one choice for a serious bicycle computer: Garmin.
There are four reasons we believe that Garmin cycle computers are the absolute best on the market:
- When you’re on your bike, no computer gives you more information or lets you tailor it like the Garmin units can
- When you’re off your bike, you can track your riding history and a wealth of data on the Garmin Connect web site
- Rechargeable batteries use the standard USB cable and prevent annoying battery swapping
- Expandable to record power output using ANT+
Garmin’s latest Edge 200 cycling computer blends the convenient GPS calibration and tidy form factor of the Edge 500 with a substantially simpler data set that’s meant to appeal to more casual riders. The asking price is more expensive than conventional computers but cheaper than most other GPS units and the downloadable features make the Edge 200 worthwhile for cyclists that like to analyze – and archive – their rides at home.
- Track position, speed, distance, time, and much more
- Upload and analyze your rides using Garmin Connect
- USB connection to your computer
- Rechargable batteries built in to the unit
Base Unit: $149.99
Stepping up to the Edge 500 adds the following key features:
- Altitude, temperature, and slope/grade
- Fully user-customizable display
- Advanced training program features
- Optional heart rate and speed/cadence sensors
- Optional power output measurement using ANT+
We recommend the Edge 500 to those cyclists who are more serious about their training, or who want a computer with more than the basics.
Base Unit: $249.99
With Cadence/Heartrate Sensor Bundle: $369.99
The top of the line Edge 800 is like having an in-car GPS, but on your bike. This model adds full real-time mapping and directions to all of the functionality available in the Edge 500.
The Edge 800 is the largest of the Garmin cycling family, with a gorgeous full-color touch screen measuring 1.4 x 2.2 in. The touch screen is fully accessible even on those colder days when you are wearing full-fingered gloves – Garmin really did design these units for the active cyclist and they’re not simply automotive GPS units with a new name or number.
This fully upgraded model is highly recommended to cyclists who frequently explore new roads and trails. For mountain bike trail maps, we recommend checking out openmtbmap.org.
Base Unit: $449.99
With Sensor Bundle & CityNav Card: $649.99
Coming Soon – Vector Pedals
Garmin is about to release their new power measurement device this summer.
We also carry a full selection of Garmin accessories.
Bike Mount Kit for Edge 200/500/800: $9.99
Bike Mount Kit for Edge 605/705: $13.50
O-Ring Replacement for Edge 200/500/800: $5.99
Speed/Cadence Sensor for Edge 500/705/800: $9.99
Carrying Case: $19.99
Heart Rate Monitor for Edge 500/705/800: $59.99
Premium Soft Heart Rate Monitor for Edge 500/705/800: $69.99
Silicone Skin Case for Garmin 800: $19.99
External Battery Pack Kit: $89.99