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Where the hell can I buy an elemnt bolt?

Had my Garmin 130 all of 5 weeks and have lost it.. despite turning over my house For 7 hrs to the point of destruction, it’s gone.. I’m now of the mind to purchase another computer and just sell that one if it turns up as I still have box and everything.. I really like the elemnt bolt and the sub 200 price is attractive too.. problem is I can’t find one for sale anywhere, even wahoo don’t have them..
starting to get a bit sick of everything cycling being either a frustration or a long wait, or impossible to get.. every single thing I look at is not available..
Is there perhaps a new version of the bolt on the horizon or should I just give up and either use my phone or take up another hobby where you can actually buy something related to it..?

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  • nibnob21nibnob21 Posts: 189
    Any reason why after using it for 5 weeks you don't want another Garmin 130? I picked mine up a couple of months ago new for about £100 on Amazon. Seemed the best value option to me.
  • willdbellwilldbell Posts: 17
    No reason, just reading stuff that elemnt bolt was really good, and considering you can’t get one anywhere at the moment for less than 160, I thought I’d try one of those.. it’s also psychological in so much as I’d feel gutted paying out again for the exact same thing I’m used to. I paid 100 for mine too..
    I can’t actually understand where it’s gone.. complete, frustrating mystery.. just seems like everything related to my cycling is a complete ball ache.. actually lost the will to ride this week..
  • nibnob21nibnob21 Posts: 189
    willdbell said:

    No reason, just reading stuff that elemnt bolt was really good, and considering you can’t get one anywhere at the moment for less than 160, I thought I’d try one of those.. it’s also psychological in so much as I’d feel gutted paying out again for the exact same thing I’m used to. I paid 100 for mine too..
    I can’t actually understand where it’s gone.. complete, frustrating mystery.. just seems like everything related to my cycling is a complete ball ache.. actually lost the will to ride this week..

    To be honest I thought as much, and completely understand. I think I'd be the same!
  • mangliermanglier Posts: 728
    Fleabay if you don't mind a used unit.
  • crossedcrossed Posts: 232
    If you're after a used one then give me a shout. I've got one I'm going to list on here/eBay.
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,692
    edited 4 May
    There is supposed to be a new model of the bolt released this year, and also a replacement for the garmin 530. At least that's the rumour - note to greatdivide, this is the rumour and I am not claiming any insider knowledge!

    The current stock levels would suggest that stores have sold off what they have and not replaced them because of a new version being imminent. Although I guess it could also be because of higher demand as well.

    If there is a new model i can't imagine it would be long before it is announced. Worth keeping an eye on dcrainmaker.com or Shane Millers channels as well
  • mickmac1233mickmac1233 Posts: 4
    Cybele PLF in Lancashire did have some units in recently.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,757
    edited 4 May
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • willdbellwilldbell Posts: 17
    crossed said:

    If you're after a used one then give me a shout. I've got one I'm going to list on here/eBay.

    Pm,d you
  • willdbellwilldbell Posts: 17
    pblakeney said:
    That just redirects to sites without stock..but thanks anyway..
  • willdbellwilldbell Posts: 17
    redvision said:

    There is supposed to be a new model of the bolt released this year, and also a replacement for the garmin 530. At least that's the rumour - note to greatdivide, this is the rumour and I am not claiming any insider knowledge!

    The current stock levels would suggest that stores have sold off what they have and not replaced them because of a new version being imminent. Although I guess it could also be because of higher demand as well.

    If there is a new model i can't imagine it would be long before it is announced. Worth keeping an eye on dcrainmaker.com or Shane Millers channels as well

    Could well be the case, but I did message wahoo, whom said there was a shortage.. although they wouldn’t say if there was a new one on the horizon anyway.. there is a shortage of microchips across the board however, so god knows.. I don’t fancy going back to my phone in the interim, especially as I have a new bike arriving soon..
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,757
    willdbell said:

    pblakeney said:
    That just redirects to sites without stock..but thanks anyway..
    Ah. I just saw "In stock" and "buy".
    I didn't know them hence the DYOR.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
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