Garmin Varia 510

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2old4this
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by 2old4this

I really do like the Varia 500; alerting the group there is a car comming in the back. It is especially useful when one of those electric cars approaching.

I have two complaints about it though. The battery life is 4-5 hours, and the blinking lights are barely visible.

Just saw the announcement for 510, adressing these issues

https://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/art ... ces-52092/

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JKolmo
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by JKolmo

Same here, appreciate the 500. Will be upgrading to the 510.

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

humm... because I dont have a ton of seatpost showing and use a fly6 already... I'm not fond of the verticle-ness of the varia 500. I dont have room to 2 verticle mounted devices.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Keep using the Fly6... neither will actually prevent motorists from hitting you, but the Fly6 will at least provide visual evidence.

2old4this
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by 2old4this

I hear you. It is just that I would like to know if there is something in the back. Around California BayArea where I live, we just have way too many electric cars. They are as quiet as they get :-(

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:09 am
Keep using the Fly6... neither will actually prevent motorists from hitting you, but the Fly6 will at least provide visual evidence.
.I love the radar actually... and since it lays down horizontally I have room for both. This new one might not work.. I've been thinking about getting the fly6 CE as well.

buhx2
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by buhx2

spdntrxi wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:49 pm
humm... because I dont have a ton of seatpost showing and use a fly6 already... I'm not fond of the verticle-ness of the varia 500. I dont have room to 2 verticle mounted devices.
I'm sure this works for the new Varia, but not sure if this covers the fly6
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Prawn
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by Prawn

buhx2, What type of mount is that? Exactly what I've been looking for!

buhx2
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by buhx2

Found it here https://www.shapeways.com/product/7BCQA ... arketplace

They have different mounting options for different saddles, but sounds like it's created from a 3d printer

by Weenie


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