Wahoo joins forces with Trailforks to bring integrated mapping to its ELEMNT bike computers

Wahoo ELEMNT GPS bike computer
(Image credit: Wahoo)

Wahoo Fitness has announced an integration to its ELEMNT range of best bike computers with the Trailforks mapping app. Trailforks already harnesses user-generated data to supply what they say offers the best GPS mapping for mountain biking, gravel and road cycling, and combined with Wahoo ELEMNT bike computers they hope the new partnership will see the brand challenge the likes of Strava and Komoot to be the best GPS mapping app.

Within the app, Trailforks provides a host of user-friendly features including recommended rides, heatmaps, and trail reports to help riders discover the best trails and routes near them, and from across the world. 

Wahoo ELEMNT on bike

New integration feature allows users to sync Trailforks routes direct to their Wahoo ELEMNT  (Image credit: Wahoo)

The new integration feature will now allow users to sync routes from their own Trailforks account directly to their Wahoo ELEMNT bike computers and ELEMNT companion App. Users will also be able to authorize their Trailforks account via the ELEMNT companion app so all routes associated with their Trailforks account will sync to the app and the ELEMNT computer. Synced items from Trailforks will including Routes, Rideplans, and Ridelogs. All these features are free on Trailforks with the Pro version priced at $59.99.

Trailforks Pro comes with an Outside+ subscription, which allows users to have unlimited access in the app to offline trail maps worldwide, access every feature Trailforks has to offer and also includes access to a host of subscription-based websites in the Outside+ family.

Wahoo ELEMNT GPS bike computer

The latest Wahoo models are their most powerful and intuitive yet (Image credit: Wahoo)

This announcement comes hot off the heels of Wahoo’s latest launch, the second updated version of their acclaimed ELEMNT Roam which launched in October 2022. Wahoo say the new models are the most powerful and intuitive GPS bike computer to be added to the Wahoo ecosystem. The new device was been updated to include dual-band GPS which they say delivers an enhanced and more accurate navigation experience, especially when riding in areas where GPS signal can be limited. A 64-colour high contrast screen and an upgrade to the memory capacity of the ROAM to 32GB. A claimed 17 hour, long-lasting battery life should also mean it is easier than ever for riders to stay on course for longer.

Wahoo ELEMNT GPS bike computer

(Image credit: Wahoo)

Wahoo CEO Mike Saturnia said, “This integration with Trailforks is a big step forward in the Wahoo goal of enabling cyclists to ride further and explore new boundaries. This update sees Wahoo ELEMNT GPS bike computers cement themselves as the premier choice for any cyclist seeking performance, ease of use and unsurpassed mapping capability.”

The second generation ELEMNT Roam is available now priced at $399.99 / £349.99 / €399.99 with purchasing information at Wahoo.com The Trailforks app can be downloaded free at Trailforks.com. You can currently get a 25 percent discount on the Pro version.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm