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Discussion in 'GPS Stuff' started by jwdirt, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. jwdirt

    jwdirt Limited User

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    I want to give my wife a gps for her mountain bike but I want to be able to use it for single track as well. I researched it somewhat, went to the local bike shop read some posts on-line, but if anyone has done the research and can just tell what they use that would be great. Budget up to $400 but less is better and really don't need a lot of bells and whistles just tired of getting lost mountain biking and I would like to be able to find my away around the forest on my own sometime.

    Thanks
    Jeff
  2. briand

    briand Limited User

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    Hi Jeff;

    I bought a Garmin eTrex 30 this year. Full featured, light-weight, ruggedized and waterproof GPS. I like it a lot. The only downside is the display is smaller than many other units but of course a larger display would just make it bigger and bulkier.

    I bought mine from www.gpscentral.ca.

    Regards,

    Brian.
  3. Canadaler

    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Another vote for the etrex Legend.

    Compact, easy to use (although you have to press the buttons deliberately.)

    I bought a RAM handlebar mount for it and use it on the boat and the bike.

    Cheap, tough and reliable. Great for your pocket if hiking as well.
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    Im using a Garmin 60csx. They are relatively cheap now, somewhat waterproof and get great reception. Runs on 2 AA's and is efficient with battery consumption. You can download free topo maps from http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo/ It also runs bathymetric charts and street maps with turn by turn navigation. It's a basic mapping GPS but works great. The screen could be a little bigger, but it would eat batteries like the new ones.
  5. millicat

    millicat Ride Organizer

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    I bought the Garmin Edge 800 for mountain biking. I love it, but have only used it for mountain biking so far, haven't got around to trying it on my motorcycle. I think it would work fine, it's easy to see on the mountain bike, would assume it would be as easy to see on a motorcycle. I currently have the 60csx on my KTM, it's also more than capable, not sure i'd want to put it on my mountain bike tho!

    dave