Bike Computers at the Tour de France 2021

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With Tour de France looming, many fans are probably asking,

What are the bike computers the 23 participating teams will be using?

In the past decade, the bike computer does more than just capturing speed and distance data. This day, this small yet powerful unit can help riders in navigation, getting alerts, provide a real-time overview of the current climb, act as a pacing tool in combination with a powermeter and heart rate monitor, and more, depending on how it’s being configured.

It’s an open secret among pro cycling that those who fully embrace and utilize all the available technologies will have an upper hand. A good example is the VeloViewer World Tour Package that is used with Garmin bike computers.

For Tour de France 2021, there are five brands of bike computers used. Garmin and Wahoo continue to be the preferred brands with 11 and 8 teams respectively, followed by Taiwanese brand Bryton (2 teams), German powermeter brand SRM (1 team), and up-and-coming Hammerhead with 1 team.

Take note that not all teams are sponsored by the brands. Those who are not sponsored chose to use a certain brand/model based on their own discretion. Head here if you’d like to know our favorite bike computer picks.

Garmin

Garmin Edge 1030 Plus Bike Computer

Garmin leads the pack with 11 out of the 23 teams using their bike computers.

The preferred model is their top-of-the-line mode, the Edge 1030 Plus. It features a 3.5″ touchscreen and weighs 124g. For the riders who prefer a lighter and compact model, there is an option for the Edge 830 which has a 2.6″ touchscreen and weighs 36% lighter at 79g.

More info at Garmin.

Wahoo

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

Wahoo follows closely behind Garmin with 8 teams using their bike computers. The current model used is their top-of-the-line model, the Elemnt Roam, which has a 2.7″ touchscreen and weighs 93.5g.

Expect to also see Wahoo’s latest, 2nd generation Elemnt Bolt which was unveiled in late May. This updated version has a 2.2″ color screen and weighs 68.4g.

More info at Wahoo.

Bryton

Bryton Rider 750 Bike Computer

Taiwanese brand Bryton, a relative unknown in the upper echelons of pro cycling has two teams using its bike computers. The Bryton 750 is a 2.8″ color touchscreen with 20 hours of battery life. It weighs 93g.

More info at Bryton.

Hammerhead

Hammerhead Karoo 2

Up and coming Hammerhead, who claims to have the best screen in the business is the bike computer provider to 4x Tour de France winner, Chris Froome’s Israel Start-Up Nation. In late May, Froome announced that he has invested in Hammerhead and joined their advisory board.

The Karoo 2  sports a 3.2″ color touchscreen and weighs 132g.

More info at Hammerhead.

SRM

SRM PC8 Bike Computer
SRM PC8. Photo Credit : SRM.de

The German powermeter pioneer SRM makes up the bike computer brands list for this year. 10 years ago, SRM was the leading brand for bike computers but their influence has faded in recent years, losing ground to Garmin and Wahoo.

The only team to use the SRM PC8 is the current defending champion Tadej Podgacar’s UAE Team Emirates.

More info at SRM.

Bike Computers By Teams

The table below shows the bike computers used by all 23 teams in the 2021 Tour de France.

TeamBrandModel
AG2R Citreon TeamWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
Alpecin-FenixWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
Astana Premier TechGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
B&B Hotels p/b KTMBrytonRider 750
Bahrain VictoriousGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
BORA-HansgroheWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
CofidisWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
Deceuninck Quick-StepWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
EF Education-NippoGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Groupama FDJGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Iarael Start-Up NationHammerheadKaroo 2
Ineos GrenadiersGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Intermarché Wanty GobertBrytonRider 750
Lotto SoudalGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Movistar TeamGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Team Arkea-SamsicWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
Team Bike ExchangeGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Team DSMWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
Team Jumbo VismaGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Team Qhubeka AssosGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Total Direct EnergieGarminEdge 1030, Edge 830
Trek SegafredoWahooElemnt Roam, Elemnt Bolt
UAE Team EmiratesSRMPC8
Chris Ireland

Chris Ireland

Chris Ireland is a staff writer covering everything road cycling. He has been writing about cycling as a freelance journalist since 2017. In his spare time, Chris participates in many types of cycling activities from cyclocross racing, mountain biking, gravel grinding, and commuting.