Long-term test: The best GPS

Long-term test: The best GPS

I’ve tested GPS units for years – sometimes running two, three and even four head units concurrently when also testing power meters. Yes, my friends just shake their heads in shame. But hopefully the takeaway for you is helpful: after 10,000+ miles a year and dozens of GPS units tested, here are the five units I recommend.

Handmade in the USA: Allied Alfa

Handmade in the USA: Allied Alfa

My year-plus experience with the Allied Alfa hinges around a tiny flaw that was ultimately addressed. While perhaps a little embarrassing for Allied, I believe the story demonstrates what sets the brand apart – in a positive way.

Aero unicorn: Trek Madone SLR Disc

Aero unicorn: Trek Madone SLR Disc

A cushy aero bike?! Yup, it’s true. The adjustable IsoSpeed suspension is what sets this bike apart. For this build, the Bontrager wheels are on par with the best out there, and the tires are close behind. But a bike this expensive should have a power meter. And the bar/stem, while adjustable for angle, still means you better be sure you are sure about your fit measurements before you buy.

Not magic, suspension: Specialized Diverge

Not magic, suspension: Specialized Diverge

Pros: Smooth, suspended ride, integrated storage, excellent Shimano parts Cons: Price, tall stack might not be ideal for all riders Price: $1,100 to $10,000. $6,700 Diverge Pro tested Similar Products: Trek Checkpoint, Salsa Warbird, Cannondale Slate Photographed:...