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Old 06-17-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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garmin 60csx still worth getting??

i found a gar 60csx for $180 with a mount is this worth it??
or is it an orphan and not updatable??
will i be able to get routes from other riders??
i wanted to use it for dual-sport rides and finding single cylinder bike routes down into death valley and the carrizzio plain
i cannot find out if it breadcrumbs or not ...opinions???
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Question 60 CSx

I got mine two years ago second hand and paid 250 euro then. I am still satisfied with its capabilities both on- and offroad and could update it if I want but do not feel the need with maps released in 2011. Think it's worth the money but that's my 2 cents of course
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #3
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60Cx is still a very serviceable unit, if you are happy no reason to second guess. You need a RAM or TouraTech (Their was another but not sure if available) cradle and RAM mounting hardware, the Garmin bicycle mount is not worthy.
If not already installed you will want detailed maps as in CityNavidator or one of the open-source ones.
Not going to go into the route vs track thing here/now but the 60 does tracks fine and can do routes with the right maps.

I'm in Bakersfield and ride Taft & DV a fair amount, PM me if you need help.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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i found a gar 60csx for $180 with a mount is this worth it?????
Was the standard back in the day (most people still use them). However you couild get 76Cx (same thing) for $150 new but now gone. It it has RAM mount I would offer $150 for a used one at most. Or go for a new 78 for $200.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #5
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The quad helix antenna makes a difference. My 76 was 10 meter accuracy my buddy's 60 had 3. Great handheld and moto.

Just don't snag that quad helix though.

What mount is included?
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #6
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oops it says gpsmap 60csx

here is a comparison
http://comparison.maps-gps-info.com/...id3=&id4=&id5=

it looks like the 60 has more features and is loadable

sorry if i brought wrong info
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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60csx is worth buying. Buy it.

And get this cradle to protect it:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=stovebolt
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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here is a comparison
http://comparison.maps-gps-info.com/...id3=&id4=&id5= it looks like the 60 has more features and is loadable sorry if i brought wrong info
Yes it is wrong. What is a 72 and where did you find it?

60 & 76 are identical in function & performance (antenna excepted) also the 62 & 78 function the same except the 62 does not have 12 V power.

RAM mount works fine as long as you strap it in. That is SOP for hundreds of Dual Sport riders and So Cal events.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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The quad helix antenna makes a difference. My 76 was 10 meter accuracy my buddy's 60 had 3.
I have not done a direct comparison of the antennas, but other factors also effect the accuracy to a higher degree.

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:44 AM   #10
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crap i misread someones post andthought 78 was 72

bad reading while tired
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:52 AM   #11
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If your choice is between 78 and 60 it's a tougher call, but I'd go 78 for the better track handling/capability and the ability for more mapsets (without having to resort to "workarounds").
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #12
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thanx for the input i will probably get the unit today

i will probably get the unit today
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:58 AM   #13
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and

that carbon cradle as well
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