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Ride smarter, bolder, longer, connected with Garmin. No matter how or where you like to roll, Garmin has the gear to bring performance, navigation and awareness to your ride.

Here's our perfect connected bike set-up.

Garmin Edge 1030 Cycling Computer

The Edge 1030 is Garmin's most advanced bike computer yet. The new and improved Trendline mapping uses data from real riders to provide you with the best routes on-and-off-road. Ride like a local wherever you go! 

The Edge 1030 connects with the other devices and sensors on your bike to give you an overall view of your performance in real time making it an indespensible training companion. After all, you can't beat what you can't see. The large, easy-to-read display can be customised to show you only the data you need. 

KOM/QOM hunters will love the in-built Strava live segments - compete with your own PB or try to beat your riding buddies with second-by-second comparison.  

The Edge 1030 also allows you to stay connected to your group and with people back home. The LiveTrack app lets others follow your movements and you can also pre-set messages to send to anybody in your phone book, so you can say 'Home soon, get the kettle on' at the touch of a button.

Garmin Varia Radar RTL510

Ever wish you had eyes in the back of your head when you're out riding? The Varia Radar is possibly the next best thing. This smart little rear light will help you to be seen and increase your awareness of what's going on around you.

The light is bright enough to be seen from up to a mile away and provides 220 degrees of visibility. If there's a vehicle approaching from behind it will start to flash making you even more noticable.

The Varia Radar is available in a bundle with a dedicated display unit, but it will also connect with the Edge 1030 and other Garmin Edge computers to give you visible and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from up to 140 metres behind you. 

The Vector 3 is an essential addition if you're serious about getting the most comprehensive training data. Wiggle rider Neil Towns was blown away by the detailed reporting when he took a pair for a spin.

They're as easy to install as a regular set of pedals and can be used with standard Look Keo cleats. You can connect them to the Edge 1030 or any other compatible Garmin Edge to see your live power data. Post-ride,  you can review in-depth metrics revealing, for example, which side you're putting more power through and how even your pedalling motion is.

If you want to get the most from your training, the Vector 3 can help you to find those marginal gains in perfecting that pedal stroke.

 

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Nassrin Chamanian
Published on: 04 Oct 2018

Interests include riding my bike, talking about my bike, watching bike racing...