Garmin Edge 130, 520 Plus, and Varia RTL510 launched

Edge 130 is bare bones, sleek, lightweight, and designed for ease of use

Gear News Sea Otter Classic
Edge 130 Messaging

The Edge 130 has up to 15 hours of battery life and is compatible with the line of Varia products.

There are new and updated products coming from the Gamin camp at the Sea Otter Classic, including the Edge 130. This bare bones, sleek, lightweight unit is designed for easy use and low clutter. Garmin has also updated the popular Edge 520 (now called the Edge 520 Plus) with improved maps and features. There’s also a new rearview radar-Varia RTL510 that will communicate with compatible Garmin devices alerting the rider of hazards.

The Edge 130 is a compact and lightweight, yet rugged, GPS bike computer with easy-to-use navigation and unique cycling awareness features. Whether riding on singletrack, wide-open trails, or busy city streets, the 1.8-inch sunlight readable display gives cyclists a crisp view of the screen while the 5-button design provides greater ease of use. Featuring downloadable routes and turn prompts, the Edge 130 includes LiveTrack, letting friends and family keep track of a rider’s location in real time. The Edge 130 features up to 15 hours of battery life and is compatible with the line of Varia cycling awareness products. Price is $200.

Edge 520 Plus Mapping Screen

Garmin Cycle Maps with turn-by-turn directions for on- and off-road routes.

The Edge 520 Plus includes advanced navigation, performance monitoring capabilities, and connected features that’s built for use during any ride. It includes Garmin Cycle Maps with turn-by-turn directions for on- and off-road routes preferred by fellow cyclists. Whether hitting the trails or city streets, cyclists can stay connected with GroupTrack, rider-to-rider messaging, and built-in incident detection. For riders looking for advanced performance monitoring features, the Edge 520 Plus is compatible with ANT+ power meters like the Vector 3 to track FTP. Price is $280.

Varia RTL510 Rearview Radar with Display Unit

Through a compatible Garmin device, including the new Edge 130 and Edge 520 Plus, cyclists will receive both visible and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind, up to 153 yards away.

The Varia RTL510 rearview radar is an updated radar unit with a sleek new design and enhanced safety features. When paired with a dedicated radar display unit or compatible Garmin device, including the new Edge 130 and Edge 520 Plus, cyclists will receive both visible and audible alerts for vehicles approaching from behind, up to 153 yards away. Featuring a sleek vertical design that easily mounts to the seat post of most road-use bikes, the tail light is visible in daylight up to a mile away in both solid and flashing modes. Price is $200-$300 depending on features.

To learn more roll over to explore.garmin.com.

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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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