Wahoo Fitness has announced a new edition to its popular Elemnt computer called the Elemnt Bolt, which they claim is the first such GPS cycling computer to incorporate its own integrated, aerodynamic mount.
“When tested against leading competitors using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), the Elemnt Bolt system reduced air resistance by over 50 percent – equating to a 12.6 second time reduction over a 40km (25 mile) time trial course for a rider traveling at 21mph”, says Wahoo.
According to Wahoo, to develop the Elemnt Bolt, they collaborated with well-known cycling aerodynamics expert, Dimitris Katsanis, who’s known for his role in helping design time trial bikes used by Team Sky and British Cycling.
“In recent years, the sport of cycling has placed a premium on the study of aerodynamics and gaining a mechanical advantage wherever possible,” said Katsanis. “With this in mind, Wahoo created a bike computer design that lends itself to actually improving results on the bike, in addition to tracking them. We thought about the desired result and worked backwards from there, designing the computer and mount as a single integrated aerodynamic package while still delivering on the core Wahoo user experience.”
The Elemnt Bolt features a 2.2in high resolution display, along with QuickLook LEDs, which Wahoo first introduced on their original Elemnt, to provide users with not only excellent visibility, but easy access to ride data and various mobile phone prompts such as calling, texts and email notifications. In addition, the Elemnt Bolt also features WiFi capabilities and both ANT+ and Bluetooth technology, which allows the device to sync with additional sensors, as well as electronic drivetrains.
Additionally, the new Elemnt Bolt features a companion app, which allows users the ability to set-up data fields and page configurations with both iOS and Android smartphones. Moreover, the computer comes pre-loaded with global maps, so users can interface with popular cycling platforms like Strava Live Segments, Best Bike Split Race Plans, and Ride With GPS.
Elemnt Bolt retails for $249.00, and it can be purchased directly from Wahoo here.
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ELEMNT BOLT GPS BIKE COMPUTER OVERVIEW
ELEMNT BOLT is the first, fully aerodynamic GPS bike computer! It’s patent pending design creates an integrated system of computer and mount which results in a CFD (Computational Fluid Design) tested, highly aerodynamic system built to be on the front of your bicycle. Equipped with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ dual-band technology, ELEMNT BOLT pairs seamlessly with all of your cycling sensors. It works with our free ELEMNT companion app which allows you to set up your data fields, customize profiles, track performance, and share ride data effortlessly – no more confusing menus! Plus, programmable LED QuickLook Indicators provide a quick way to see if you’re on pace with important performance metrics like speed, heart rate, and power. Designed for performance and engineered for simplicity – the ELEMNT BOLT GPS Bike Computer helps make every second count.
ELEMNT BOLT FEATURED INTEGRATIONS
Strava Live Segments! Upload your favorite Strava segments to ELEMNT BOLT via wifi, get alerted when they are coming up on your route, track your progress against your PR, goal, or the KOM, and get a final push to be your best!
Best Bike Split! Upload your race course and race plan to ELEMNT BOLT via WiFi to get your target power and speed, distance to next cue, and more. Your best bike split is just one race away with this integration!
ELEMNT BOLT is fully integrated with the most popular electronic shifting systems including Shimano Di2, SRAM eTAP, FSA WE, and Campagnolo EPS.
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