o-synce navi2coach cycle computer review£169.99

Function-rich premium device

BikeRadar score3.5/5

This o-synce (“Oh science!”) unit may be pricey but it offers extensive downloadable GPS data. Tons of functions are available through its tunable multi-cell display, especially if you upgrade it with ANT+ cadence and/or HR sensors.

The numbers are small so the backlight helps on drab days. The fixed mount straddles your stem clamp for excellent positioning. While the side buttons are a bit clunky, our sample came with an optional Bluetooth remote switch that sits next to your grip. The navi2coach uploads to the TrainingLab site for post-ride autopsy via USB and you can download GPX routes for the direction arrow function. The removable battery means you can carry a spare on epic trips too. GPS pick-up can be slow though.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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