With cycle touring on the rise, we thought it would be a good idea to check out some cycling related gear. Here’s the first of our reviews!
The new Magellan Cyclo 105 GPS system was made with the enthusiast in mind. It’s a very robust bicycle computer, evident in the build quality. So if you’re going to be riding through all sorts of tough conditions you don’t need to worry about it breaking. For touring, this feature packed unit could be considered overkill. But then again, most cyclist like their gadgets. The 105 records your time, speed, calories burnt, distance and location with in-built GPS. It also has a built-in ANT+ sensor for connecting with a heart-rate monitor or other devices with the same technology. What we loved were the barometric altimeter and electronic compass. Mainly because it was fun to watch the altitude go up as we climbed mountains!
For the geeks out there that like to know all their stats and keep them on file for future ‘bragging’, you can transfer data to the Magellan Desktop PC Tool then upload it to third party sites such as Strava. This is more a training feature, but for touring you can use this to map your adventures and record the info. Other great things about the unit are the 1.8” screen, which is super easy to read and navigate while on the move, and the 14-18 hours of battery life.