Trek has announced the launch of the Bontrager Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer, although there’s no word yet on whether it’ll be available in the UK.
Yep, that’s the Bontrager Garmin Edge 1030, as in the Trek sub-brand – a Bontrager-specific version of the existing top-of-the-range computer.
So what’s the difference?
Well, there’s the appearance. The Bontrager Garmin Edge 1030 is black rather than the usual white, and it has Bontrager branding at the bottom of the screen, with Garmin confined to the upper side of the casing.
“Included are all of the leading features of a standard Garmin Edge 1030 as well as the additional of automatic light control, service reminders based on ride duration, and an improved out-of-the box experience,” says Trek.
The Bontrager Light Control provides you with touchscreen control of Bontrager’s RT lights and on-screen battery status of paired lights.
You can already get the Bontrager Light Control widget on Garmin’s Connect IQ and add it to higher end devices like the Edge 1030 and Edge 820, but it is pre-installed here.
It automatically switches on paired lights at the start of a ride.
The changes aren’t going to make a huge difference to the user experience, but if you like the finish and and you have a bit of a Bontrager thing going on, the Bontrager Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer is priced at US$599.99, which converts to about £470.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.