Having made waves in the power measurement category, with the launch of its Stages Power meter back in 2012, Stages Cycling has now launched its next generation GPS computers, the Dash L50 and Dash M50.
The company notes that both bike computers feature ‘robust GPS mapping, with base maps and support for GPX, TCX, and FIT routes, brilliant, high resolution, full-colour displays, and seamless compatibility with Stages Power meters and Stages Link online training platform.’
A broad range of third party apps and ANT+ and BTLE enabled sensors are also supported, including smart trainers and electronic drivetrains, ‘with best-in-class customization of data fields that can be enabled to alert riders to training goal compliance.’ The Dash L50 will retail for €299 and Dash M50 for €239. Both computers will be commercially available in the early autumn/fall from authorized Stages Cycling dealers and online at stagescycling.com.
“Stages Power meters revolutionized the power measurement category when we launched six years ago,” said Pat Warner, Stages Cycling Vice President. “Stages Dash brought the same innovative attitude to the GPS computer segment, and the Dash L50 and M50 maintain our forward momentum, pairing our revolutionary data customization and guided workouts with the GPS features a broader range of cyclists demand, all on vivid full colour displays that are unrivalled in clarity.”
Stages Dash L50 features a 85x58mm case with 400×240 resolution display, 16GB of storage, 18 hours of battery life and weighs 100g. Stages Dash M50 features a 73x53mm case with 320×240 resolution display, 16GB of storage, 15 hours of battery life and an even lower weight of 65g.
Both come with aluminium mounts included, ‘an ultra low weight and sturdy upgrade from the plastic mounts common with other brands’. Stages will also offer an entry-level GPS unit with configurable monochrome screen, advanced workout and training functions and basic course tracking – the Dash L10, which will be priced at €149.
In conjunction with Stages Power and Stages Link, the company’s cloud-based training service, Stages Dash GPS computers are seen to complete the Stages Power Training Ecosystem, which ‘provides a clear guide to bring athletes to their best performances’.