Words by Paul Hopkins
Obviously there is a big player in this space which we all think of when buying a GPS bike computer and with that in mind, I’ll be subjecting the Bryton and myself to a thorough workout, worryingly no doubt comprising of many individual workouts, over the summer, to see how it fares against those other GPS enabled computers that are out there.
Bryton are a Taiwan based company, who produce a wide range of computers and watches for cycling, running and triathlon. They are also one of the official suppliers to French Pro team, AG2R, who will be using the Rider 40 and 50 units. Former rider Stéphane Goubert has written a winter training programme for you to follow, whether more of these will be available isn’t known yet.
Bryton Sport’s Rider 40 is a GPS enabled bike computer, which means that it doesn’t need any magnets or sensors to record your progress which should make it very versatile, swapping between bikes with ease.
With the ability to record and follow courses it will also be a handy companion whilst I holiday in new territory. Bryton’s website contains hundreds of courses that you can download and follow, one of which starts in the town where I’ll be staying; a handy bit of local knowledge that I’ll be sure to make use of!
The Rider 40 comes in two versions, the 40E or 40T. The 40E is just the basic unit, while the 40T comes with HRM and speed/cadence sensors. The Rider 40 is also compatible with Ant+ power meters.
Here’s an introductory guide.
Check back for a full review soon…
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