GARMIN EDGE 520 - £168.95 @ Canyon
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GARMIN EDGE 520 - £168.95 @ Canyon

£168.95Canyon Deals
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Found 13th May 2016
One of the best cycling computers on the market. Best price I have seen on this product.

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Should get heat at this price.Think there's £6.99 delivery?

Edited by: "morrig" 13th May 2016

Agreed. Quality bit of kit. Heat from me

morrig

Should get heat at this price.Think there's £6.99 delivery?



Yea £6.99 delivery has been missed out on the OPs title

Great price, it's a cracking bit of kit.
No HRM, cadence and speed sensors with this though, so if it's a first unit, those buying may want to check out the price of those 3 bits seperately, against the complete package price. Don't think you even get the out front mount with this.

Coney

Great price, it's a cracking bit of kit. No HRM, cadence and speed … Great price, it's a cracking bit of kit. No HRM, cadence and speed sensors with this though, so if it's a first unit, those buying may want to check out the price of those 3 bits seperately, against the complete package price. Don't think you even get the out front mount with this.



Includes: Edge 520, mounts (standard and extended out-front), USB cable, tether and manuals.

Coney

Great price, it's a cracking bit of kit. No HRM, cadence and speed … Great price, it's a cracking bit of kit. No HRM, cadence and speed sensors with this though, so if it's a first unit, those buying may want to check out the price of those 3 bits seperately, against the complete package price. Don't think you even get the out front mount with this.



Includes: Edge 520, mounts (standard and extended out-front), USB cable, tether and manuals.

thank you for this - went into halfords they price matched it and I used my bc membership for an additional 10% off so came to £152

Cycling_chum

thank you for this - went into halfords they price matched it and I used … thank you for this - went into halfords they price matched it and I used my bc membership for an additional 10% off so came to £152



Now that's the way to do it!!!

£170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that (rightfully so) went nearly out of business ripping consumers off with overpriced GPS tat, lol. Cold.

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Edited by: "Roph" 14th May 2016

Great price, I paid £180 for this yesterday from Chain Reaction with British Cycling discount.

Roph

£170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that … £170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that (rightfully so) went nearly out of business ripping consumers off with overpriced GPS tat, lol. Cold.https://www.google.com/?q=android+cycling+computer



Just because you don't like the company, does not mean this is a bad deal?!

I also think this is vastly overpriced for what it is. But some people like the simplicity of this kind of unit.
Personally I use a cheap motorola smartphone for bike navigation. Battery lasts over 4 hours. For constant speed, cadence and hrm readouts I use a gps watch. That setup with sensors, handlebar mounts etc cost me around £120. So not cheap either, although every single item has been a very good deal in itself.
I can understand how people may want to save themselves the hassle of carrying more than one device. For me, who only use navigation features occasionally, a fully fledged bike sat nav would be overkill.

Roph

£170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that … £170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that (rightfully so) went nearly out of business ripping consumers off with overpriced GPS tat, lol. Cold.https://www.google.com/?q=android+cycling+computer



What are you babbling on about? Which of the top hits in your google link have GPS?

Roph

£170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that … £170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that (rightfully so) went nearly out of business ripping consumers off with overpriced GPS tat, lol. Cold.https://www.google.com/?q=android+cycling+computer


And just watch that phone battery drain in front of your eyes ....

Roph

£170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that … £170 for such a simple device from a now irrelevant company that (rightfully so) went nearly out of business ripping consumers off with overpriced GPS tat, lol. Cold.https://www.google.com/?q=android+cycling+computer


Is your phone waterproof? compact enough to fit on your bars? tough enough to drop without breaking? does it have glonas in addition to GPS? Live strava segments? Can it pair with ANT+ devices? can you easily switch it between bikes using a secure mount?

Are you a troll?
Edited by: "cut_la_roc" 14th May 2016

My Edge 520 did come up an outfront mount so I assume they all do.

I bought mine to change from an Edge 800 to get the bluetooth and radar features and haven't regretted it, the physical buttons work consistently in all conditions and the screen is a good balance between size and the amount of useful information you can get on it. The Livetrack feature works well (it mails someone when you start a ride and gives them your current live route) and although it's probably not much interest to a lot of people, I find the optional radar system very handy.

The mapping is useless, the screen is small and low resolution anyway plus the detail on the maps is too low to be much use at all. If mapping is important then I'd consider an Android smartphone solution or similar where you can get a nice screen and decent maps for not much money. However I don't like that approach for general use personally, the Android devices are generally huge compared to a neat little unit like the 520, their batterylife isn't very good and capacitive screens generally don't work well with gloves in the rain nor fare well in impacts.

John

Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match against Canyon, I'm guessing as they are a manufacturer and not a retailer?
Edited by: "morsel99" 14th May 2016

morsel99

Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match … Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match against Canyon, I'm guessing as they are a manufacturer and not a retailer?


Not on the list of retailers here evanscycles.com/hel…tch

morsel99

Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match … Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match against Canyon, I'm guessing as they are a manufacturer and not a retailer?



​halfords price match it and if you are a bc member they will also honour the additional 10% off making it £152. picking up mine Monday. Oh and register you card for in store cashbook with quick and get another £9 back making it £143. Boom!

Can Roph or anyone else recommend an android app that will give me 10+ hours of battery life, make my phone weatherproof and will work with my power meter and heart rate strap?

I'm guessing not and that's why virtually every keen cyclist ends up with a Garmin.

morsel99

Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match … Just tried to price match with Evans, seems they don't price match against Canyon, I'm guessing as they are a manufacturer and not a retailer?



It says it's for UK retailers, Canyon is German.
Edited by: "dan1979" 14th May 2016

Nice price, want one for the missus but still need sensors. Heat

cut_la_roc

Is your phone waterproof? compact enough to fit on your bars? tough … Is your phone waterproof? compact enough to fit on your bars? tough enough to drop without breaking? does it have glonas in addition to GPS? Live strava segments? Can it pair with ANT+ devices? can you easily switch it between bikes using a secure mount?Are you a troll?



Actually, my Z3 compact is all of the above (waterproof, glonass, live strava segments and ant+) when paired with a quad lock it's easy to switch between all my bikes, it even survived being kicked off the bars and into a deep puddle when I fell off my cross bike last year.

...but, despite all that I'm still deciding if I'm should get an Edge 520 or an Edge 1000 as even though using a phone is convenient after a 2 hour ride Strava will have used about 40-50% of the battery on my phone without the screen being on all the time.

If you're using the Edge purely as a cycle computer then I think the 520 is fine, it has good compatibility with accessories and the screen can show a decent number of data fields. However if you're wanting any sort of mapping or navigational features then I wouldn't consider the 520 as it's not any use for that.

John

Johnmcl7

However if you're wanting any sort of mapping or navigational features … However if you're wanting any sort of mapping or navigational features then I wouldn't consider the 520 as it's not any use for that.John




It does give navigation on pre-loaded routes though, doesn't it?

It doesn't really have a good enough screen for being a dedicated mapping device but you can upload areas from openstreetmap to it, there's a guide on the dcrainmaker blog on how to do it but it's probably good enough if you're following a route and supplement with a phone if you're going a real long distance.

Navigation is fine as per dcrainmaker instructions. You need to have preloaded route and you follow a breadcrumb. You can zoom the map in and out and screen resolution is pretty good so I have found it to be fine. Only issue is if you go off route it won't get you back on route. But I've found if you zoom out enough you can see where you need to go to get back on route.

Cycling_chum

​halfords price match it and if you are a bc member they will also honour … ​halfords price match it and if you are a bc member they will also honour the additional 10% off making it £152. picking up mine Monday. Oh and register you card for in store cashbook with quick and get another £9 back making it £143. Boom!



​ Their small print says no other discounts on price matches, so you can get the price match or the 10%. I tried today, but they wouldn't do both.

nickhalluk

​ Their small print says no other discounts on price matches, so you can g … ​ Their small print says no other discounts on price matches, so you can get the price match or the 10%. I tried today, but they wouldn't do both.



​Well I paid 152 and quidco has tracked!

GussieG

It does give navigation on pre-loaded routes though, doesn't it?



It does but I find it pretty useless, the screen is small and relatively low resolution and there's little detail on the maps. It would be ok in a squeeze but if it's a feature that you're likely to use regularly, I'd get something with a bigger screen and better mapping.

John

For full mapping, use the DCrainmaker work around, I find it more than adequate.
However, although the detail is much better, I find I need to pre-input routes, not too hard, and there isn't much memory on the 520 to hold a lot of info.

I love the 520, it is a brilliant bit of kit. The only consideration with it is the memory space. It's not much use for a touring holiday, you'll want the 800 or 1000 for that.

I have every single feautre of this in my phone or my 910xt, but I still chose this, and haven't regretted it at all. Garmin aren't without problems, but nothing else I've tried is perfect either. Worth every penny for me.

If anyone has a reward gateway cashback account, Halfords gift vouchers are 20% still I got mine start of the year, before my bike arrived, and they price matched Evans at £239.99 for the bundle, and they keep doing 10% off web deals. Paid a little over £190 for the bundle, so keep an eye on Halfords site.
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