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ELEMNT BOLT Bike Computer Reviews Round Up

Check out what people have to say about the newest GPS bike computer – the ELEMNT BOLT. “Bike computers might not be the first pieces of gear to come to mind when you think of aero parts, but Wahoo Fitness is looking to change that.”

The Gearcaster “Normally, bike accessories are an afterthought when looking at aerodynamics but Wahoo decided to treat it like any other component and figure out how best to reduce drag. The result might just get you a PR in your next race.”


Bike Radar “..the BOLT also lets you use the power of Google to search out a destination when out on the bike, and then use your BOLT to navigate you there.” “The BOLT packs a lot of features into a computer smaller than your iPhone, making it a worthy companion.”

Road Bike “This trimmed-down version of the standard ELEMNT is 43 grams lighter, shares nearly all the same functionality but with a smaller screen, and is more aerodynamic because the new device and its included out-front mount were designed to fit together seamlessly.”

“..put the new Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT on the top of your summer cycling season shopping list.”

Bike “If I have to have a computer on the bar, I want something I won’t have to struggle through menus to set up. Both ELEMNT computers check all the boxes with easy to read displays, they’re easy to use and navigate, and now, with the BOLT they’re more aerodynamic as an added bonus.”

DC Rainmaker “It’s really just such a nice little package that works so well – and all cheaper than [competitor].  Plus, I love how easy it is to stick a point on a map via the phone and have it route.  The same goes for using RideWithGPS to get turn by turn routes onto the unit.  All major benefits if you use those services.”

“So job well done Wahoo – you’ve managed to do what is far more difficult than most people realize: Making a really good bike computer that consumers will crave and love.” 

Time for you to upgrade? Stop by either one of our locations and check out the Elemnt Bolt!

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Proud to sponsor Women on Wheels Ride 2017

Village Bikes is proud to sponsor the 2017 WOW (women on Wheels) ride. This is a free ride for the women of our cycling community put on by the men. It’s a fully supported 40 or 62 mile ride through Sarasota and Manatee counties. They get a supported ride, free lunch and beverages after the ride, plus a gift bag. The cost to them? $0. That’s right. Free! A special Jersey and Bibs/Shorts are available to purchase for the event as well from Cost of the Jersey is heavily subsidized by sponsors! The ride is capped at 250 women. The link to register is here:

More information is available on the facebook event page here:

Enjoy the ride ladies! If you need any accessories or need to have your bike tuned up before the ride, please stop in at one of our two locations.

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