Tech Roundup: New Garmins, Schwinn Paramount, More Direct-to-Consumer Bikes

Here’s a roundup of all the cool new Gear & Tech for the week.

Garmin Edge 530 & 830

The Edge 530 and 830 from Garmin are very similar. The 830 is touchscreen, while the 530 relies on buttons. The real fun stuff, however, is inside the computer. Both now integrate with Trailforks for accurate off-road navigation. There are other off-road oriented features as well to track metrics like jump count, distance and hang-time. Additionally, the ClimbPro feature shows you how much climbing you’ve got left. The new Edge 530 & 830 can even tell you when it’s time to eat and drink.

Schwinn Updates the Paramount

Schwinn is finally re-introducing the Paramount name. The iconic model dates all the way back to 1938. The new model is the first full carbon Paramount and it comes outfitted in SRAM’s Force eTap AXS group with disc brakes. The cockpit and wheels come via Vision and FSA. The geometry appears to be suited best for endurance cycling. Overall, it’s a pretty great build for its $3,299 price tag. You won’t find it in your local bike shop, though. This one is old school. Order by calling 1-800-SCHWINN. Not kidding. Bikes start shipping June 20th.

Remōt’s Direct-to-Consumer Bikes

With companies like  Canyon  and Wal-Mart’s  Viathon launching as direct-to-consumer bike companies, the American Bicycle Group (parent company of Litespeed and Quintana Roo) wasn’t content to get left behind. The group is launching a new direct-to-consumer brand called Remōt and unveiled its three models at Sea Otter. The company unveiled its Baseline, an all-road bike, the Boundary (picture above), a gravel and adventure rig and the Cinder, a full-suspension mountain bike. The company expects to start selling to consumers on May 1.

Mavic Allroad Pro Carbon SL and SL+ Wheels

Gravel roads are the place to be. Mavic launched the Allroad Pro Carbon SL on a 700c platform this week. The 23mm inner rim width allows the wheels play well with wide gravel tires. The SL+ wheels are similar but in a 650b size. The inner rim width on the SL+ wheels is 26mm allowing tires up to 60mm wide. Both wheelsets will run $2,100, and the SL wheels include tires. The SL wheelset weighs 1,445 grams and the SL+ comes in at 1,550 grams. Both are tubeless ready and hookless.


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