Gi­ant Neostrack GPS

£149.99, gi­ant-bi­cy­cles.com

Cyclist - - New Gear -

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.

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