- Oct 25, 2017
For a ride that long, wahoo elemnt bolt is probably your best bet. But that’s even pushing the manufacturers expected battery life.
An easy solution is a small top tube pouch and a decent capacity usb power bank. I used to mount my phone to my bars and used this method so I never had to worry about running out of battery, and I can still use it with the bolt if needed. There are also slightly larger top tube mounts that will include a waterproof spot for your phone, which might be good for a long ride like that.
The Garmin Edge 520 is another popular model at a decent price that has a color screen as well. Battery life is reported to sometimes be way off the manufacturer specs, but if you’re using a backup power source it doesn’t matter as much.