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When Bryton first launched they were seen by many as lower cost, no-frills alternative to the main players in the GPS cycling. Now, over 20 years down the track, Bryton retains their competitive pricing but their technology and features are well and truly up with the market leaders. This is demonstrated clearly in the Rider 750, their range-topping GPS cycling computer.
Bryton offers the Rider 750 in two formats; the basic kit retails for $430 and is supplied with both standard and an aero-style sports mounts, or a $550 ‘bundle’ that also includes speed and cadence sensors with a heart-rate monitor strap. Regardless of the fitting options, the Rider 750 comes dripping with technology and features that belay its price-point.
To start with, it utilises a full-colour 2.8 inch touch screen display with an advanced graphical interface to make navigating the menus intuitive. The unit comes pre-loaded with maps and utilises OpenStreetMaps to provide detailed navigation.
The large display offers turn-by-turn guidance, including distance and direction information before every turn, and if you veer off-course, the Rider 750 will adapt the route to suit. It also features an on-line voice search, allowing hands-free selection of destinations on the go.
For riding off the beaten track, Bryton allows you to follow saved routes or retrace your tracks when tackling uncharted territory. When riding at an unfamiliar destination, you can enter a desired distance/time for your ride and the Rider 750 will generate up to three route options for you to choose between.
It also comes with ‘Live Track’, a feature that allows you to share your location as well as real-time speed, distance and other data with family or friends.
Those serious about fitness will benefit from the plethora of functions to sync with smart trainers. You can create custom virtual workouts and the Rider 750 will communicate with your smart trainer to simulate the resistance from the training plan.
You can also customise the resistance level to fit your training goals or set the target power to achieve your desired wattage. The Rider 750 also supports TrainingPeaks, so workouts can be planned on TrainingPeaks and exported to the Rider 750 via the Bryton Active App.
Tech boffins will also appreciate the ability to communicate with electronic gear systems such as Shimano Di2 and Campagnolo EPS. Once linked, the Rider 750 will display your gear selection, ratio and even the remaining battery life.
For eBike riders, there’s support for ANT+ LEV and Shimano Steps allowing the unit to display the assist mode, assist level, shifting mode, battery charge and the remaining travel range. There’s even bike radar support, which allows the device to pair with ANT+ Radar to warn you of oncoming vehicles using the vivid colour and easy-to-understand vehicle icons.
It’s an absolutely feature-packed device that compares well with units costing hundreds of dollars more.
Australian distributor BikeSportz has the Rider 750 and a host of other more affordable Bryton models in stock. Get in touch about becoming a dealer by contacting them on 1800 808 181 and check their website at: www.bikesportz.com.au