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Old 05-17-19, 07:01 PM
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I wish the Wahoo units would go on sale instead of Garmin. They never go on sale and are not even sold on places like Ebay.
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Originally Posted by philbob57 View Post
Big sale on many things at REI through 5/27. Ortleib bags 25% off, for example. Also Garmin 520+ 25% off.
Ortlieb bags are nice. But I would pass on the Garmin 520. The newer Garmin 530 is out, and it is way better. This is just a way for them to get rid of outdated inventory, but no way I would buy the Garmin 520. Riddled with bugs and slow.
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Nuovo (Ribble house brand) bibs at ~$33. Looks like they're made with a decent chamois at least.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/nuovo...avy/#pid=41283

A few other items also in this line at heavy discounts:
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Originally Posted by maartendc View Post
Ortlieb bags are nice. But I would pass on the Garmin 520. The newer Garmin 530 is out, and it is way better. This is just a way for them to get rid of outdated inventory, but no way I would buy the Garmin 520. Riddled with bugs and slow.
Agree that I would just go with the 530 right now. As far as the 520, have owned it 2+ years and never had a single problem with it. Actually, far and above better than most of my peers who have used other Garmin units.
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Agree that I would just go with the 530 right now. As far as the 520, have owned it 2+ years and never had a single problem with it. Actually, far and above better than most of my peers who have used other Garmin units.
Garmin seems to nail every other edge. 500 and 520 were great, 510 and 520+ were mediocre or bad. Wahoo is behind again IMO compared to the 530 so I would go a 530 today.
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Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed G+ - $27.18
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
Garmin seems to nail every other edge. 500 and 520 were great, 510 and 520+ were mediocre or bad. Wahoo is behind again IMO compared to the 530 so I would go a 530 today.
I have cycled for many years now, with never seeing a strong need for a computer. Almost like a badge of honor. Decided to get the Wahoo over the 520 based on everything I have read, was just waiting for a sale. Looks like it is good that I waited, think I will finally bite on the 530. Will now search for what has been updated (520 vs 530 and even Wahoo vs 530).

Did not even know the 530 was released if it were not for this thread.
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Originally Posted by Tycho Brahe View Post
I have cycled for many years now, with never seeing a strong need for a computer. Almost like a badge of honor. Decided to get the Wahoo over the 520 based on everything I have read, was just waiting for a sale. Looks like it is good that I waited, think I will finally bite on the 530. Will now search for what has been updated (520 vs 530 and even Wahoo vs 530).

Did not even know the 530 was released if it were not for this thread.
Yeah the 530 was just released like 2-3 weeks ago. One of the things people hated about the 520 was the slow interface / processing (clunky menus, took a long time to calculate route). All of that has been resolved with the 530. I think the screen has been improved as well.

Wahoo also released the Wahoo element Roam with improved navigation. Might be worth checking out if navigation is important to you. Can navigate on the unit itself versus only via pairing it with the phone.
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This might be a dumb question...but I've never had GPS and I'm sort of considering getting one.

When you load up a route, will it recalculate when you go off course like a car or phone GPS will? Or are you just sort of screwed?
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
This might be a dumb question...but I've never had GPS and I'm sort of considering getting one.

When you load up a route, will it recalculate when you go off course like a car or phone GPS will? Or are you just sort of screwed?
Newer units will (Wahoo Roam and Garmin 530/830). Older units, like Element/Bolt, will kinda, sorta point you in the right direction to get back on track.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
This might be a dumb question...but I've never had GPS and I'm sort of considering getting one.

When you load up a route, will it recalculate when you go off course like a car or phone GPS will? Or are you just sort of screwed?
The Garmin 830 does, and I believe the new 530 does as well. The 520 did not I believe.

The Wahoo Elmnt and Element Bolt do NOT do this. They just say you are "off course" and show the general direction to get back to the pre-mapped course. The new Wahoo elemnt Roam DOES recalculate.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/05/...th-review.html
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/...th-review.html

Be aware that when compared to a phone or car GPS, there are all kinds of weird caveats to the navigation on these units. On the Garmin 530 and Wahoo elemnt roam, you cannot input an address, just select a point on the map, and then go there, or select from presaved locations and route there. The Element Bolt relies purely on your smartphone to get a new route, and then syncs with your phone. It does not calculate routes on the unit itself at all.

The only units that do all the things you would normally expect from them in terms of proper navigation are the Garmin 830 and 1030.

I would suggest you seriously read through the detailed reviews from DCRainmaker on any of these units before buying. Enough things on there were dealbreakers for me in terms of navigation.

I opted to go for a smartphone + mount instead for navigation. Not as good in terms of battery life or screen readability, but works for me.
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Old 05-22-19, 02:15 PM
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Newer units will (Wahoo Roam and Garmin 530/830). Older units, like Element/Bolt, will kinda, sorta point you in the right direction to get back on track.
Check out Bryton Aero 60.
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We have a public holiday in the UK next Monday (known as a Bank Holiday). Thus, there are some additional discounts being offered by several UK bike retailers.

For example, Tredz (https://www.tredz.co.uk) has a 10% discount using the code EXTRA10. It's valid on everything apart from new 2018 or 2019 bikes.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Nuovo (Ribble house brand) bibs at ~$33. Looks like they're made with a decent chamois at least.

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/nuovo...avy/#pid=41283

A few other items also in this line at heavy discounts:
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/cloth...UOVO+by+Ribble
Can someone living in US share there experience when purchasing things through UK ? 31.87$ for bibs is something I've never seen here, so wondering if its worth purchasing and going through the hassle of getting it shipped from UK.
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Can someone living in US share there experience when purchasing things through UK ? 31.87$ for bibs is something I've never seen here, so wondering if its worth purchasing and going through the hassle of getting it shipped from UK.
I don't live in the US, but have very often shipped from the UK/Germany to the US. China too. Well worth it if the price is right, and you are not in a hurry. Last I saw the duty free limit was 800 dollars. Not sure now with Trumps new rules.
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Can someone living in US share there experience when purchasing things through UK ? 31.87$ for bibs is something I've never seen here, so wondering if its worth purchasing and going through the hassle of getting it shipped from UK.
Ive bought from Pro Bike Kit and it took about 12-14 days to get my package. Great deal with a sale and coupon. Everything was as ordered so I have no experience with returns. Ill only buy from overseas if the prices are a good 25-30% less than US stores.

Ive also got an order with star bike (Germany) They have been fantastic with online communications and shipped the order pretty quick. That order should be here in about 6 days from now.

With the US$ climbing up to the Euro Ive noticed prices dropping from European stores.

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Can someone living in US share there experience when purchasing things through UK ? 31.87$ for bibs is something I've never seen here, so wondering if its worth purchasing and going through the hassle of getting it shipped from UK.
Purchasing from the UK isn't the problem; shipping isn't significantly longer than from buying within the US. The main issue when ordering online, whether from the UK or domestically, is fit and finish. If you can't physically touch before buying, you're left with doing some research and taking a small leap of faith. Once you find a brand/line/size that you're comfortable with, no issues whatsoever (until the manufacturer changes the something on you).
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Purchasing from the UK isn't the problem; shipping isn't significantly longer than from buying within the US. The main issue when ordering online, whether from the UK or domestically, is fit and finish. If you can't physically touch before buying, you're left with doing some research and taking a small leap of faith. Once you find a brand/line/size that you're comfortable with, no issues whatsoever (until the manufacturer changes the something on you).
It is a little bit longer. If I order in the US its typically 2 days. Europe will be at least 6 - 8 days if you are on the east coast. Usually longer depening on the customs agency the company uses and any other hold ups in customs that are outside of anyones control.

I do agree with fit n finish though. Dont order from overseas unless you know its exactly what you want. The return shipping would certainly eliminate any savings. Also you are taking a chance on wheels, frames, clothing sizes... etc.

I can order in the US have a problem with a product, return for free and have the correct product back before a shipment from europe is halfway across the ocean.

That being said.... when I can get a $289.00 seat for $170.00 or 45$ tires for 25$, to me its worth the risk for those items with that kind of savings.

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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
This might be a dumb question...but I've never had GPS and I'm sort of considering getting one.

When you load up a route, will it recalculate when you go off course like a car or phone GPS will? Or are you just sort of screwed?
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Newer units will (Wahoo Roam and Garmin 530/830). Older units, like Element/Bolt, will kinda, sorta point you in the right direction to get back on track.
Originally Posted by maartendc View Post
The Garmin 830 does, and I believe the new 530 does as well. The 520 did not I believe.

The Wahoo Elmnt and Element Bolt do NOT do this. They just say you are "off course" and show the general direction to get back to the pre-mapped course. The new Wahoo elemnt Roam DOES recalculate.

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/05/...th-review.html
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/04/...th-review.html

Be aware that when compared to a phone or car GPS, there are all kinds of weird caveats to the navigation on these units. On the Garmin 530 and Wahoo elemnt roam, you cannot input an address, just select a point on the map, and then go there, or select from presaved locations and route there. The Element Bolt relies purely on your smartphone to get a new route, and then syncs with your phone. It does not calculate routes on the unit itself at all.

The only units that do all the things you would normally expect from them in terms of proper navigation are the Garmin 830 and 1030.

I would suggest you seriously read through the detailed reviews from DCRainmaker on any of these units before buying. Enough things on there were dealbreakers for me in terms of navigation.

I opted to go for a smartphone + mount instead for navigation. Not as good in terms of battery life or screen readability, but works for me.
I don't think I ever noticed this before, but using a route on my 520+ today and took a course detour and the navigation attempted to route me back to the course, at first via U-turn, then by recalculating to the new route I was using. I was aware of the detour and the alternate route and the recalculation was correct and a bit of a surprise.
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Purchasing from the UK isn't the problem; shipping isn't significantly longer than from buying within the US. The main issue when ordering online, whether from the UK or domestically, is fit and finish. If you can't physically touch before buying, you're left with doing some research and taking a small leap of faith. Once you find a brand/line/size that you're comfortable with, no issues whatsoever (until the manufacturer changes the something on you).
I was burned with this. I ordered a couple of jerseys from wiggle. Both of them were a size, at least, too small. I ended up shipping them back to wiggle and having them send me one size up. The new jersey was still a little snug, but I made it work.

I was burned on shipping too. I had to a) pay import duties b) pay return fee to wiggle and c) pay import fees on the new jersey.

I will not order from wiggle again. Not because of anything they did, or did not, do. But because of the uncertainty of sizing on my end.
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Giro Empire E70 Knit for $99.97 and Giro Republic Knit $69.97 today.
I have the Empire E70 Knits and they are super comfortable; killer price for carbon soled shoes if you don't mind the knit look and laces. Just picked up a pair of the Republic version for my SPD pedaled bike.
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I will not order from wiggle again. Not because of anything they did, or did not, do. But because of the uncertainty of sizing on my end.
Yeah, I wouldn't buy clothes. But my last order of bike tires were from Germany, and my next order will be as well, probably in a couple months.
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Summer is here.

That means 25% off Castelli winter bib tights and knickers.

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