New Giant and Stages Dash 200 is the world’s most data-rich bike computer

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Giant and Stages have unveiled the Dash 200 GPS cycling computer, which displays up to 14 data values ​​on each screen.

The color screen Stages Dash 200 was designed with Giant and follows the Dash L50 and Dash M50.

Giant says the Dash 200 “unlocks the secrets to becoming KOM, QOM or maybe just local legend by making it easier than ever to connect, customize, train and explore.”

The best bike computers, such as the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt, display a maximum of nine data fields per screen compared to 14 on the Dash L200 and 10 on the Dash M200. The Garmin Edge 1030 Plus can display 10, compared to six on the Garmin Edge 1030.

The Dash 200 can be paired via ANT+ and Bluetooth to power meters, heart rate monitors, smart trainers and smart lights such as the Garmin Varia.

Graphs transmit live data variations as you ride.
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Battery life is 10 hours when navigating a route and with a sensor connected, or 18 hours when not navigating.

The StagesLink app, available on iOS or Android, can be used to configure the device and select your preferred data values ​​to display on the main unit.

This software can also automatically upload completed rides to third-party apps, such as Strava or TrainingPeaks.

Giant and Liv e-bikes can connect via ANT+ to display motor mode, power assist output and battery life on the Dash 200 display.

The motor mode and battery life of your e-bike can be tracked on the head unit.
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The main unit comes in two sizes – the M200 has a 2.2-inch screen and weighs 77g, and the L200 has a 2.7-inch screen and weighs 105g.

The M200 costs £239.99 / $279 / AU$424.95 / €280 and the larger L200 goes for £289.99 / $329 / AU$499.95 / €340.

The Dash 200 is available for purchase from Giant or Stages with either company’s branding but identical features.

The Dash L200 and M200 come with a quarter-turn bike computer mount up front.

Giant-sponsored WorldTour team BikeExchange-Jayco took the win with the Dash 200 on their bars this season.

Not a Garmin in sight at the BikeExchange-Jayco boot camp.
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Stages says it worked with Giant on its line of indoor bikes for years before branching out the partnership into core units.

Pat Warner of Stages says Giant has contributed “product development and industry experience, and Stages brings training and software expertise.”

Screen and display

The smaller M200 is a similar size to the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt.
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Both models have a Stages EverBrite color display with a resolution of 240×320 pixels. The Dash 200 can be flipped to view in landscape or portrait mode.

The Dash 200 doesn’t have a touchscreen, but Giant says all five buttons on the device can be pressed even when wearing long-fingered cycling gloves.

The backlight dims or brightens automatically based on ambient light, or can be adjusted manually, according to Giant.

The Dash 200 is also said to be water and dust resistant, with an IP57 rating.

The larger Dash L200 measures 94x60x22mm and the Dash M200 measures 81x51x22mm.

Workout Features

More than 30 data screens can be configured.
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The Giant Dash automatically creates screens and data fields based on the sensors you have connected, and you can customize what you see in the StagesLink companion app.

Giant says you can also connect the Dash 200 to any smart trainer via ANT+ and then select training modes, such as ERG.

For outdoor sessions, you can download planned workouts as .FIT and .GPX files, or create one in the StagesLink app and then upload them to the Dash.

Whether you’re doing intervals or not, the Dash 200 can display live graphs of power, heart rate, cadence, speed, and elevation.

After the ride, the StagesLink app lets you analyze your data. If you train with a power meter, these will include TSS, IF, and normalized power.

Giant says the Dash 200 estimates your FTP and calculates your power and heart rate training zones, based on your training performance.

The lights on the top of the device can be customized to display color-coded power or heart rate alerts.

Maps and navigation

The Dash 200 is ready for off-road and on-road adventures.
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The Dash comes with OpenStreetMap installed, which color-codes road types and surfaces. It highlights points of interest for cyclists, such as cafes, pubs, bike shops and toilets.

Both models have 16GB of built-in storage and are capable of stepping through .FIT, .GPX, and .TCX files.

When navigating a route, you can scroll through the marker sheet and see a color-coded gradient profile of the day’s ascents.

Strava live segments can also be enabled.

Key Features of the Giant Dash L200 and M200

• Larger 2.7” screen on the L200 and compact 2.2” screen on the Dash M200

• EverBrite Stages Screen

• Display automatically adjusts brightness to optimize visibility and runtime in variable lighting

• Five control buttons

• IP57 water and dust resistant

• GPS connection

• Built-in barometer provides real-time data cross-checked with GPS

• Built-in thermometer displays temperature changes in real time, such as when moving from mountain peaks to valleys

• Up to 18 hours of battery life in energy saving mode and up to 10 hours of map display with a sensor connected and the backlight at 100% brightness.

• Quarter-turn assembly

Battery

Battery life is 10 hours of typical use or up to 18 hours in its low power setting.

According to Giant, the Dash L200 charges in 3.5 hours and the M200 in 2.5 hours.

Assembly

The Dash 200 fits aero mounts for integrated stems.
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The Dash M200 and L200 come with their own handlebar mounts – the Dash M or Dash L computer mount.

A Universal Computer Stem Mount, Giant Propel Stem Mount and Integrated Mount for the Giant Contact SLR Stem (as seen on the Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc) are available for purchase separately.

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