Garmin Edge 500

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Garmin Edge 500

Postby marco67 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 09:51 am

Hi, hope someone who has one of these can help me.

Can you tell me how many bike mounts are supplied in the basic set-up. The recent review in C Plus suggested that it was supplied with 3, but the Garmin website suggests a singular bike mount. I've also not been able to find an option anywhere to buy additional mounts or do the Edge 205-705 mounts work.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Postby magliaceleste » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:06 am

They are different mounts for the 500 (twist on/off type). You can get spare ones from CRC for £8.99

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=44129

No idea how many are supplied in the box.

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Postby johnmiosh » Fri Feb 26, 2010 14:47 pm

One mount, but several straps. It is very easy to move the mount between bikes; the straps are a stretch fit. The difficulty is with the speed/cadence sensor, this needs to be cable tied on. However, speed/cadence is not essential, the 500 can work out speed from GPS position without it.

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Postby Cal_Stewart » Fri Feb 26, 2010 15:01 pm

i've got the speed cadence one and it come with 2 mounts. Where you getting it from as i got mine from handtec.co.uk they where the cheapest by far.

hope i was some help

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Postby marco67 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 15:27 pm

Thanks for your replies, i'm still not clear so i've e mailed Garmin to ask - they promise to answer with 3 days - wish I could get away with that. At least I know I can order from CRC.

Cal, how were handtec, had read some not so positive reviews of dealing with them.

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Postby Cal_Stewart » Fri Feb 26, 2010 18:17 pm

they were fine with me. got the tax off as well as living aboard and it was a lot less painfull than most uk companys. emailed them a question got a answer in 24hrs.

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Postby wasabi_m » Fri Feb 26, 2010 20:59 pm

also own hr/cadence, came supplied with two brackets

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Postby redddraggon » Fri Feb 26, 2010 21:04 pm

marco67 wrote:Thanks for your replies, i'm still not clear so i've e mailed Garmin to ask - they promise to answer with 3 days - wish I could get away with that. At least I know I can order from CRC.

Cal, how were handtec, had read some not so positive reviews of dealing with them.

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Postby johnmiosh » Fri Feb 26, 2010 23:42 pm

Bought mine from handtec as a package. Included HR and Cadence (only one mount). Best price around by far. Currently #187 inc vat


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