11spd: This week’s best bike gear

Featuring Giant, Specialized, Garmin, Lezyne, Hutchinson, and more

Seriously, it’s the end of August already? Where has the summer gone?! Well, at least it’s also the end of another week of toil and trouble, and time to go play outside.

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Most of BikeRadar‘s team are toiling their way round the Eurobike trade show this week – and are therefore up to their eyeballs in upcoming bikes and kit, more on which in future editions of 11spd. In the meantime, here’s a look at some of the fresh gear that’s arrived at our Colorado headquarters recently – and refreshingly, most of the products this round are actually affordable for mere mortals.

New mountain bike gear

Garmin Edge 520 GPS computer

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Garmin’s new edge 520 is just a hair smaller than the 510 while adding a higher-resolution display: garmin’s new edge 520 is just a hair smaller than the 510 while adding a higher-resolution display

Garmin’s update on the popular Edge 510 focuses on a few key areas: a higher-resolution display, a move back to physical buttons in lieu of a touchscreen, and a slightly smaller form factor that also switches to a micro-USB port instead of the longstanding mini-USB one. Garmin has packed more features into its latest GPS computer, too, such as a ‘recovery advisor’ and the ‘cycling dynamics’ suite, which provides information on seated vs standing time, pedaling efficiency and other metrics when paired with a power meter.

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