Giant Neostrack GPS
iant may be the world’s largest bike manufacturer but with the Neostrack GPS it’s making strides into an entirely new field – the cycling computer market. In a slim and lightweight package (around 20% lighter than Garmin’s Edge 810), it packs in a lot of features, including turn-by-turn navigation, pre-programmed workouts and fitness test protocols, Di2 compatibility, auto-syncing for Strava and more. It’s competitively priced too, at a penny under £150 – around £50 cheaper than an equivalent Garmin.
If data-crunching is your thing, the Neostrack offers plenty of metrics for you to play with, and has been used by Worldtour team Sunweb for the duration of the 2017 race season. Yet it’s also simple enough for everyday use, with intuitive on-screen menus that you don’t need to be a professor to understand.
You can navigate through the screens using your shifter buttons when it’s synced to the latest Shimano Di2 components, and another useful feature for those serious about sharing their ride data is the auto-sync function for both Training Peaks and Strava, which means your coach or clubmates can keep track of your every effort.
Just remember to switch that feature off if you’re out for a cheeky ride when you should be working.