BF Risk Manager
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Snohomish County, Washington USA
Bikes: Road, mountain and folding
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When I go out on the MTB trails, I use one of my Magellan or Garmin backpacking GPS units. They offer more features, can be used other than for bicycling and are very rugged. If I was buying my very first GPS unit, I would be looking very hard at the Magellan Triton 500, which allows you to download the USGS topo maps from National Geographic. This means you are essentially carrying a paper topographic map in the GPS unit. Absolutely wonderful for locating and route-planning.