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Mark M.wrote a review of on October 9, 2018

5 5

I switched to a Bolt after my 3 previous computers from a leading brand (rhymes with harmin) all failed in one way or another. I've only put 500 miles on the Bolt so I can't speak to its longterm performance, but so far it's superior to the other brand in every way. The interface is much better, screen visibility is outstanding, uploading is simple, strava live segments work and are unobtrusive / easily dismissed, GPS signal is good even on very covered terrain or in canyons. No issues with pairing and performance of HRM (scosche) and power meter (quark/sram). I'm surprised how much I like the ability to add or remove data fields on the fly, without scrolling through different pages. Sometimes you want the whole screen to show your wattage or whatever, and other times you want it show... a bunch of other stuff too.

My only minor quibble is that there is no obvious battery indicator while you're riding so you need to be diligent about charging it. And I find the LEDs superfluous but others might find them useful.



Mark M.

Mark M.wrote a review of on January 7, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These would be my go-to training bibs if they fixed two issues - the chamois is very thin, and the legs lack grippers. The chamois is only a big deal for 3+ hr rides, and the lack of leg grippers doesn't matter if I'm wearing knee warmers. But in warmer weather these bibs ride up well above my tan lines and I find myself constantly pulling them back into a better position. The material and fit are great especially for the price. However I would gladly pay $50 more for the same bibs with leg grippers. 5'9", 130lbs, small fits very well.