Get the edge with bicycle electronics

Bicycles are continually becoming more electronically integrated. On eBay, you can find GPS cycle computers, power metres, and heart rate monitors from brands such as Lezyne, Topeak, Garmin, and Powertap.

Cycle computers and GPS

A bike computer can enrich your ride, allowing you to keep track of where you've been, and your average and top speeds. Bicycle computers are a big part of the cycling landscape. Nowadays, it's rare to see a cyclist riding without one fixed to their handlebars. There are many devices on the market, and so it's important to consider your needs before making a purchase. Make sure you also buy a mount to make sure it's fixed securely on your bike.

Devices include simple units providing basic ride data, training based models designed to support athletes, and powerful navigational tools packed full of handy tools for touring cyclists. CatEye cycling computers are particularly popular, ranging from entry-level models to powerful training companions.

Power metres

If you want to get the most out of your training, it's worth investing in a power metre. A power metre can be fitted to your bike to measure your power output so you can objectively track your progress. Quantifying your rides is important, so you can identify effective training programmes, monitor your effort levels during a race, and manage fatigue. These sensors can be placed in several different positions on the bike, which vary slightly in their accuracy. Having a clear idea of what you want to get out of your power metre, and knowing which bike you will be using it on will help you to choose the right one for you.

Heart rate monitors

A heart rate monitor is an essential piece of equipment that helps you track your cycling fitness. It can be used to make sure that you're riding at the correct intensity, and help you determine when it's time to take a break. When choosing your monitor, consider where you'll want to wear it, and what system you'll need to transmit information across to your hardware.