Garmin Varia - Eyes on the back of your head!


Do you remember that weird teacher in second grade who would tell all the kids that she had eyes in the back of her head? She’d say things like “ When I was born the doctor knew immediately I would be a teacher because he saw the eyes in the back of my head.” Now obviously this was to stop kids from screwing around when her back was turned or at least I hope it was.

 Out on the road, these cars can be tricky, they’ll ride right up on you, drive into our sacred land (the shoulder) and just play it a little too fast and loose. Now imagine having eyes on the back of your head. Think about how cool it would be to know how fast the cars were coming, where they were coming from, and how many of them there were.

Boom enter the Varia, you too can be that weird teacher.  It’s a light that attaches to the back of your bike and uses radar to tell everything you’d want to know about the cars behind you.  It connects to your cycling computer and dots on the right side of the display will correspond to cars behind you.  I know this sounds cool but you’re probably thinking this is gonna be a pain to set up.  It’s a breeze, it’s so easy.  Honestly, this is one of the more “techy” products we have highlighted here and definitely can seem a little gimmicky. But through and through it works so well, it literally rewrites your relationship with the road. 

We have demo ones at both shops so please come in and give it a try.

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