Bike GPS Systems

Finding The Best Bike GPS System

Although it is common for car owners to have a GPS system in their vehicle, this same technology is also branching out into other modes of transportation especially cycling.

Professional cyclists are using Bike GPS systems to perfect their performance and it is becoming increasingly popular amongst the cyclists community.

One of the main reasons for these changes and the acceptance into this sport is because it helps the riders in improving their performance in a variety of different strategic ways.  With the info that's tracked and reported, the cyclist can use their personal training data to improve their training regimes.  As a result, the training that the cyclist does today is often customized to their individual needs or to a specific team of cyclists.

 

In addition to providing valuable post training data, the cyclists can also take advantage of other great GPS features.  Some of these major features are listed below:

 

Selecting The Best Route with GPS

When an individual's training is based on endurance, the personal trainer will have to monitor the route that they are taking.  Using bike GPS navigation can prevent the cyclists from expending too much effort and energy on super-hilly courses. With a manufacturer such as Garmin bike GPS computer, the best route can be set up on the system in advance, which means the route that is selected will meet that particular day's training goals. Hence, the GPS computer system will often become an automatic director that sets the course and the pace for the bike rider.

 

Using GPS To Select Altitude

In addition to providing navigation maps for the cyclist, a bike GPS tracker will also identify ascent information during a rider’s training session. Hence, they can track their exact altitude information as they are riding up and down areas in certain locations. This is accomplished by using the altimeter. According to an individual's weight and fitness level, the power to weight ratio is also an essential measurement. This data is normally taken and tracked when the cyclists climbs the hilly areas. Therefore, with the right kind of GPS system, an individual can trace specific measurements (i.e. 1550m climbed' vs. went flat and stayed below 50 feet).

 

Advance Info On Routes Or Route Familiarization

Even when a cyclist trains heavily, the day of the event may have many different surprises contained in it. One of which is the diversity in routes. Prior to the use of the GPS computer, the trainer and the cyclist could only guesstimate the types of routes included in the actual events. Today, a guess is no longer needed, since the course details can be found online via various websites. In fact, the exact route can be obtained online.

 

GPS And Accuracy

Bike GPS  will provide the cyclist and the trainer with better training data. This data can be used to calculate a cyclist's speed correctly. Due to the accuracy involved, when the training data is taken, the trainer can review the results and compare them to the actual speed on the day of the event.

This technology is not just for pro cyclists. Many pleasure riders are using GPS to help them improve their fitness levels and plan the ideal routes for their own needs. Many people who enjoy cycle touring are turning to bike GPS navigation to help them find their way in less familiar territory.

We have many  cheap  bike GPS computers and accessories here at MyCycleShop for you to choose from. Naturally we have top brands like Garmin bike GPS, Cateye and Bryton supplied from the leading retailers.

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Lezyne Gps O-ring SetLezyne GPS O-Ring Set. Key Features Worry-Free Riding Over Any Type Of Terrain Tuff Durable Rubber O Rings Set Includes 4 O Rings Description Replacement O-ring set for Lezyne GPS cycle computer mounts. Set Includes two sets of o-rings (two diameters...
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Garmin Edge 800 Silicone CaseGarmin Edge 800 Silicone Case. Key Features High Quality Silicone Construction Added Protection Against Knocks And Scratches Suitable For The Garmin Edge 800 Raised Button Sections With Embossed Text Description An almostĀ  essential accessory for pr...
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Garmin Edge Quarter Turn Bike MountGarmin Edge Quarter Turn Bike Mount. Key Features Quarter Turn Fixing Style Fits For Edge 500 / 800 Units Simple Rubber Band Fitment Suitable For All Bars And Stems Ideal For Multiple Bike Applications Description This 'quarter turn' mounti...
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Garmin Edge Zip Tie Bike MountGarmin Edge Zip Tie Bike Mount. Key Features Universal Handlebar Mount, Direct Replacement Capable Of Fitting Bars Up To 1 Inch In Diameter, For All Bikes Motorcycles And ATV's Ideal For Those Transferring The Edge Between Multiple Bikes Handleb...
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Garmin Oregon Bike MountGarmin Oregon Bike Mount. Key Features Garmin Oregon Handlebar Bike Mount Large Robust Housing For Secure Attachment Capable Of Fitting Bars Up To 1 Inch In Diameter, Ideal For All Bikes Just Snap In And Your Ready To Ride. Description Handlebar moun...
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Garmin Quarter Turn Bike MountIncludes 2 replacement bike mounts, the Garmin Quarter Turn model, compatible with the Edge 200, 500, 510, 800, 810, 1000 GPS units. Includes rubber bands sized 7 x 32 mm and 7 x 42 mm for use with standard or oversize bars.
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Garmin Forerunner Bike Mount KitGarmin Forerunner Bike Mount Kit. Key Features Handlebar Mount Kit For All Garmin Forerunners Increases The Visibility And Accuracy Of The GPS Unit Rubber Mount Reduces Vibration Universal Fitment Fits All Bikes Zip Ties Allow Easy Fixing And Removal...
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Sram Garmin Gps Computer MountSRAM Garmin GPS Computer Mount. Key Features Tough, Lightweight Mount for Garmin Computers Fits 31.8mm Handlebars Weighs Only 18g Description Sram's Garmin compatible computer mount features a tough plastic construction and only weighs 18g! Desi...
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Stem & Handlear Mount For Joule & Joule Gps ComputerMount kit for Joule/Joule GPS Computer can be configured for mounting on handlebars or stem.
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Garmin Bike Mount For EtrexGarmin Bike Mount for eTrex allows you to snap your GPS unit into this secure handlebar mount and it's ready to ride. Compatible with the eTrex range. Note; not compatible with the eTrex 30. Mount fits up to a one-inch diameter bar and is perfect for...
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Garmin Bike Mount For Foretrex 201/301Garmin Bike Mount for Foretrex 201/301 allows you to snap your GPS unit into this secure handlebar mount and it's ready to ride. Compatible with the Foretrex 101. Mount fits up to a one-inch diameter bar and is perfect for your bike, motorcycle or AT...
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Garmin Bike Mount For Oregon Series GpsThe Garmin Bike Mount for Oregon Series GPS. Snap your GPS unit into this secure handlebar mount and it's ready to ride.
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Garmin Carry CaseThe Zip-up Garmin Carrying Case for Garmin GPSs and accessories and a mesh separator helps keep everything organised.
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Lezyne Forward Mount For Lezyne Gps Cycle ComputersLezyne Forward Mount For Lezyne GPS Cycle Computers. Key Features Durable Composite Matrix Construction Secure X-Lock Integrated Rubber Shim Lightweight Design Description The Forward Mount is a hinged handlebar mount featuring a stiff and durable co...
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Lezyne Forward Mount For Lezyne Gps Cycle ComputersLezyne Forward Mount For Lezyne GPS Cycle Computers. Key Features Durable Composite Matrix Construction Secure X-Lock Integrated Rubber Shim Lightweight Design Description The Forward Mount is a hinged handlebar mount featuring a stiff and durable co...
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