Garmin Announces New Top-of-the-Line Cycling GPS: The Edge 1030

The new Garmin Edge 1030 packs a ton of new software features like popular bike route navigation, plus a couple hardware updates including a more aerodynamic mounting system.

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Review: K-Edge Garmin Mounts

Most trail bikes today feature wide handlebars paired with short stems, which somewhat limits your mounting options for things like a GPS unit. I personally ran into this problem on my Kona Process 153. With a 50mm long, square-shaped stem, there wasn’t enough room to use a stock Garmin mount up top. Mounting it to the …

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Smartphone App vs. GPS: “Which One Should I Use for MTB?”

With so many great GPS apps for smartphones available these days, many mountain bikers are asking themselves: “should I ditch my GPS unit and just use my smartphone on the trail?” And for those who don’t own a GPS yet but are considering purchasing one, answering this question will ultimately cost or save hundreds of dollars. Many …

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How Strava Is Using GPS Map Data to Help Mountain Bikers

Last year, Strava users logged 9.6 fitness activities per second. Think about it: in the time it took you to read that sentence, 50 rides, runs, and workouts were logged by athletes around the world. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered what Strava does with the data from those 300+ million activities, beyond the leaderboards and the kudos. Monitoring …

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7 Free and Inexpensive Apps that Turn Your Smartphone into a GPS for Mountain Biking

Using a GPS unit while mountain biking offers many excellent opportunities: tracking fitness goals, navigating unfamiliar trails, and documenting and sharing your adventures are just a few of the advantages of bringing a GPS along on your rides. But GPS units can be expensive, and while they may be advantageous, it can be difficult for some to justify the expense. …

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