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    Garmin Edge 130

    Looks like it's got plenty of potential.
    1.8" screen and 35g weight.
    Same width as the 25, but 20mm taller.
    Does power, Glonass, Galileo!, CIQ data fields...
    An Edge 25 on steroids or a 520 on a diet?
    Modern imagining of a 500?

    Strava Live Segments as well.

    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/04/...th-review.html

    I like the way it can mirror the screen of the Garmin 935 watch.

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    It doesn't support the new Garmin Trailforks app though. The 520 does.

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    Nope, no CIQ apps, just data fields.
    Brilliant as a race head unit.

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    Only worthwhile if 1sec recording is an option. I assume so, since it will work with power meters.

    I would call it a better reimagining of the 500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Nope, no CIQ apps, just data fields.
    Brilliant as a race head unit.
    If they added NP/TSS/IF since its already linked to the power meter then Id race the crap out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Nope, no CIQ apps, just data fields.
    Brilliant as a race head unit.
    Nino seems to think so too.

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    Just got it yesterday.

    The screen layout could be better (font size and alignment) and the mirroring always shows time and lap time up top and below shows the fields from your watch.

    My 25 needed to show a 4th field so I wasn't flicking between the 2 pages.
    I always want HR/Cad and would also like to see time/dist and sometimes spd.

    On the 130, I can do: HR/Cad/(Time of day or elevation gained)/Time/Spd/Dist and the HR and Cad at the top are in big numbers.
    That is worth it for me.

    Very nice clear screen.

    Can sell my 25 now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Only worthwhile if 1sec recording is an option. I assume so, since it will work with power meters.
    Only has 1sec recording. No smart at all

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    Unfortunately the mirroring always has time and lap time as the top 2 full width fields and whatever is on the watch screen in much smaller fields down below.
    With mirroring being biased toward triathlons, that is a good idea, but I don't do triathlons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Just got it yesterday.
    Lol, took you longer to get this thing than it's taking me to get my 29er built.

    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Only has 1sec recording. No smart at all
    About damn time Garmin nerfed smart recording.

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    Been waiting for a 2nd hand one to come up.
    Nothing...

    Meet the family.
    Edge 25, 130, 810

    Hiding in the basement are the ForeTrex 401 and Oregon 680 wearing gimp masks.

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    Still wouldn't mind a Stages L10 when they're released.
    Will be cheaper than most others even 2nd hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Still wouldn't mind a Stages L10 when they're released.
    Will be cheaper than most others even 2nd hand.
    Just read about the new Stages models on dc rainmaker's website. Damn, Strava's really trying to stick it to them. A per-device fee for Strava Live? F*ck that. Glad I don't pay Strava anything.

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    I pay Strava, but only until my subscription runs out.
    Most of the advanced features can be got with the Elevate plugin for free.

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    Really like the 130, picked a new one up very cheap from a closing Performance bike shop. A few minor things I don't like, but overall it's a great little unit.

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    I'm still getting the occasional sensor dropout, but not every ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Still wouldn't mind a Stages L10 when they're released.
    Will be cheaper than most others even 2nd hand.
    They're released!
    The L10 still looks good, but...
    $300nz per year for Stages Link!

    If I sold both my 810 and 25 then I'd get one in a heartbeat and sod Stages Link.

    Hmmm...
    I much prefer looking at landscape displays than portrait.
    My eyes seem to be able to scan left-right better than up-down.

    May have to list my 810 on the local auction site...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Only worthwhile if 1sec recording is an option. I assume so, since it will work with power meters...
    I have never seen any significant benefit to using 1 sec recording, and I ride with a PM...on the road anyway. I believe it's only position that is affected by by smart vs 1 sec recording. I've used one Edge or another on all my rides since 2010.
    What, me worry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I have never seen any significant benefit to using 1 sec recording, and I ride with a PM...on the road anyway. I believe it's only position that is affected by by smart vs 1 sec recording. I've used one Edge or another on all my rides since 2010.
    Depends how much you're into analysing your data.
    In theory, there's not much difference, if speed and direction haven't changed, why save another data point. That's why it's called "smart".

    I think some of the issues people have with it are related to when it first came out. When devices had very limited memory and high sensitivity GPS chips were a pipe-dream.

    The combination was a nightmare for MTB'ing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    May have to list my 810 on the local auction site...
    Listed it this morning to see if there was any interest. Looks like I should have put a bigger buy-now on it.
    Sold this evening.

    Dammit.

    HAVE to get an L10 now

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    I was using the 810 if I needed mapping and that may have been once this year?
    The main screen showed the same data as the 130.

    The 130 is my main squeeze. Small enough, but full featured enough to do almost everything. Main display is HR/Cad/Elevation Gain/time/speed/distance.

    The 25 gets used mainly for race day where all I need is HR/Cad/Time.

    I've still got an Oregon 680 for when I REALLY need mapping.

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    I have an Etrex30 for mapping (riding in unknown territory, exploring new trails etc) and an Edge130 for normal rides.
    Love the 130.
    I was always very pleased with the quality of the Etrex's color screen, but the 130 BW screen has so much more contrast.
    Always clear, even in direct sunlight, with dark sunglasses.


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    Down to an Edge 130 and Stages L10 now

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