Wahoo Elemnt Roam review

A computer for the adventurers that’s small enough to take racing

Wahoo Elemnt Roam
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A style and functional GPS that fits in between a pure adventurers tool and a racers assistant, just beware of faulty mounts

Reasons to buy
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    Cheaper than its rival

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    Stylish and easy to use

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    Route-planning is intuitive

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Reasons to avoid
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    Beware of snapping mounts

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    Can be tricky to re-route on longer detours

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    Battery life shorter than rivals

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Wahoo has been determined to shake things up with its range of stylish and easy to use devices, just like its new Wahoo Elemnt Roam, which is an outstanding addition to the catalogue, slotting into the space between pure-race kit and an adventurers tool.

However, there was a fairly significant design flaw not in the unit itself but in the plastic mount. On my first ride with the Roam, the mount snapped clean in half and sent the device hurtling across the road and into a nearby bush – the positive being the Roam wasn’t damaged, so they’re also pretty hardy.

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