Stages Dash M200 GPS Bike Computer review - great for data geeks but mapping needs improvement

A data-focused bike computer from a power meter giant

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(Image credit: Andy Turner)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A really great cycling computer that caters to the data geeks with an amazing looking screen. I would have liked to have been able to adjust the data available on the screens using buttons rather than having to set entire pages on the app, but with that said, the app is very easy to use. Mapping didn’t fully work for me, and USB-C charging would be preferred. Battery life is not on level with competitors but additional waterproofing is good to see.

Reasons to buy
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    Great screen with popping colours and superb visuals

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    Better waterproof rating than competitors

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    Cheaper than main competitors

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    Loads of data screens and options for the data geeks

Reasons to avoid
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    Found a little more fussy to set up

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    Extra data maybe not fully necessary for road rides

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    Advertised battery life a bit lower than competitors

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    Micro USB charging

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Stages is a brand perhaps best known for its power meters – the US-based company was the first to introduce features such as Active Temperature Compensation, dual ANT+ and Bluetooth communications, as well as measuring power on the left crank.

But Stages has continued to branch out into different areas, having entered the indoor bike market in 2015 and with cycling computers being the latest dive into cycling innovation with the brand’s “data driven” approach. 

Andy Turner

Andy is a Sport & Exercise Scientist, fully qualified and experienced cycling coach, personal trainer and gym instructor. He spent 3 years on the road riding for a UCI cycling team and 7 years as a BC Elite rider. 


After graduating in 2020 with first-class honours in his Sport & Exercise Sciences BSc, he continued to pursue his interest in research in the field of sport science alongside setting up his coaching business, ATP Performance, and working for USA-based firm, Wahoo Sports Science. He balanced this with racing at international level, competing in prestigious events such as the Tour of Britain and the Volta a Portugal.