Editor’s note: As the holiday season rolls around, everyone is inundated with ads and marketing campaigns for every product imaginable, in companies’ hopes to capitalize on…well, capitalism, I guess. It can be hard to weed out what a publication is putting out there as an ad or as a genuine recommendation, so we at Dirt Rag have decided to just go ahead and give some heartfelt gift ideas based on products we have used and love, without any ties to ad money. Of course, THE BEST gift you can give is a subscription to Dirt Rag Magazine, but since that’s such an affordable gift, here are some supplementary ideas.
I’ve been testing the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt GPS bike computer for two months now and must admit: I am smitten. The unit offers a gaggle of performance measuring metrics such as heart rate, power, and even STRAVA live segments but it is the user interface that won me over. Wahoo requires a free app (similar to Garmin), but rather than going through a series of endless menus on the GPS unit itself, the set-up process and customization is done via your trusty phone.
Oh, and the mount is aero-AF, in case you’re into that sort of thing. I don’t want to spill all the beans now with the full review blasting into the Dirtosphere in the coming months, but Wahoo is giving Garmin a run for their money. This would definitely make a solid gift for anyone interested in gadgets, mapping, and ride stats.