Lezyne launches Mega GPS bike computers
Mega XL and Mega C models boast ‘best in class’ battery life
Lezyne is launching two new fully-featured ‘Mega GPS’ bike computers to take on the likes of Garmin and Wahoo in the head unit markets.
The new units – the Mega XL and Mega C – headline with the longest claimed battery life of any comparable head units on the market, with 48- and 32-hours burn time respectively.
The brand hopes that this will mean the new units appeal to ultra-distance and Audax cyclists who are often burdened with carrying battery packs on the move, as well as commuters who don’t necessarily have to time to recharge their units at the end of each day.
Mega GPS Models
Mega C - £180
Mega XL - £180
Mega C ‘Loaded’ bundle - £270
Mega XL ‘Loaded’ bundle - £270
It pigeon-holes the Mega GPS computers as workhorses for everyday and intensive use, while they feature downloadable open source maps for full navigation, which are displayed on the 2.2-inch 240 x 320 pixel colour screen on the Mega C, and the larger 2.7 inch, 240 x 400 pixel monochrome screen on the Mega XL.
The Mega XL allows further customisation of the user experience by operating in both portrait and landscape orientation, and can display up to ten customisable data fields over five pages (eight data fields can be displayed on the smaller Mega C head unit). Both units are fully connected and updatable via the free ‘Ally’ phone app, which can push calls, texts and social media updates to your handlebars, and broadcast a live tracking signal to chosen followers.
Those with a competitive streak are catered for with integration with Strava’s popular Live Segments functionality, while the Lezyne GPS platform will sync rides and workouts with Strava, TrainingPeaks and Today’s Plan, turning the devices into a companion for training rides.
Naturally, ANT+ and Bluetooth devices like heart rate monitors and powers meters are supported, while the units can also connect to Shimano’s Di2 and SRAM’s eTap electronic shifting systems.
Both units feature a lightweight design – 79g claimed weight for the Mega C and 83g for the Mega XL – yet Lezyne says that they’re designed for resilience in the “roughest riding conditions” and are supported by the brand’s global warranty program.
They will be available unit-only at £180 each, or in a ‘loaded’ bundle package that includes a heart rate and speed and cadence sensors, as well as a Direct X-Lock mount (in addition to a standard mount supplied with the unit-only package). These bundles will cost £270 each.