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Bontrager Node 2 Digital Computer

Bontrager

Node 2 Digital Computer

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4.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

Bontrager Node 2 Digital Computer

This is the information age, so your bike's computer should be, ahem, up to speed. Bontrager's next-generation Node 2 Digital Computer lets you train smarter with speed, cadence, programmable heart rate zones, wattage and even a nutrition reminder on one easy-to-read screen so you don't have to play with buttons while you ride. You've also get altitude and a percentage grade. Node computers can receive data from 3rd party power devices that are ANT+ compatible like SRM cranks and PowerTap hubs, too. Plus, the water-resistant casing lets you ride all year long and the included soft-strap heart rate monitor keeps an eye on your training.

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4.5 stars

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to read  (8)
  • Accurate  (6)
  • Durable  (6)
  • Lightweight  (6)
  • Waterproof  (6)

Cons

  • Handlebar mount  (2)
  • Inaccurate  (2)
  • Manual 
  • No sound alarms 
  • Expensive 

Best Uses

  • Serious training  (7)
  • Road racing  (5)
  • Commuting  (3)
  • Mountain biking  (3)
  • Not just biking 

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5.0

Great computer.

By Chris

from Cambridge, WI

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to Read
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Dual view window

Cons

  • Manual
  • Handlebar Mount

Best Uses

  • Serious Training
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Racing
  • Commuting

Comments:

I purchased this to for my Madone, it is a perfect fit, it does so much more than a basic computer once you read and understand how to use it. I really like the dual view window on the bottom, I can watch my speed in big numbers, cad and heart rate down on the bottom...also see the time and temp all at once! Once set up for you, it will also provide you with cal burned, and several other nice features like elevation, ride time...The paper manual is not the greatest, you pretty much have to read the online manual. It comes with the heart rate strap, easy pair up of all devices (I use duo trap sensor). The only con I have which was passed onto Bontrager was the mount is a bit loose. Talk to the store and see if the can get you a Bontrager Trip computer mount, much more secure.

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4.0

Very Nice!

By KD5ITM

from Spring, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Easy to Read

Cons

  • Inaccurate

Best Uses

  • Serious Training
  • Road Racing
  • Commuting
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

I got this along with my Trek Madone 5.2 back in the first week of April 2011. Really good computer. Easy to read and use. The directions on the Trek web site are easy to understand and makes for an easy set up of the computer. Iv put 3,011 miles on this computer so far and still using the original batteries. The only problem Iv had with it is the heart rate monitor gets a little goofy once in a while when showing the max heart rate. Mine has showen 240 for the max more then once. And the altitude doesnt read correctly. My car GPS shows my house to be at 160 feet. You set the Node to 160 and set it on the table and over 2 or 3 minutes you can watch it go from 160 ft to 150, 148, 132, 98 ft and so on. I think right now it shows that my house is at -200 something feet. A stem mount would be nice. Other then that I am very happy with the Node and how the computer mounts in the frame. Very clean set up. No wires, no mounting something on the front fork, the spoke magnet mounts to the back tire. Very nice.

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4.0

Good, but pricey

By Gunner

from Charleston, SC

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to Read
  • Durable
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Handlebar Mount

Best Uses

  • Serious Training

Comments:

The Duotrap works well and keeps the bike looking great, but it is expensive. [$] for a wireless computer. The display is excellent and easy to navigate making the Node very user friendly. The large part of the display is speed with cadence shown below in smaller numbers. It would be nice if the cadence could be select as the large part of the display.

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4.0

Great Computer!

By Tlampen

from Grand Rapids, MI

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lots of functions
  • Great value
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to Read
  • Accurate
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No sound alarms

Best Uses

  • Serious Training
  • Commuting
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

The Good: 1. I have had zero interference issues like I have heard about with other brand models (I believe it is due to it using ANT+). 2. I love the different heart rate zones it automatically calculates for you 3. The elevation calculations it does automatically are nice for quick referencing. 4. It has a clean look and feels very solid. 5. Big screen showing lots of information 6. Does take a little time learning the buttons but overall very easy to navigate The Bad: 1. It slides into the mount from the bottom up so if you accidentally don't clip it in all the way or if the mount wears down like most plastic parts do after some constant use, you will lose a fairly costly computer. 2. Not a huge issue but the instruction booklet it comes with is pretty skimpy for the number of functions it has. I recommend going straight to the online manual as it has more step by steps and better descriptions of functions. 3. No sound. I wish it had an alarm for things like telling me when my HR goes below or above my preset levels or when I hit a preset cycling time. There is a lot to look at and the ability to make it beep would be very helpful.

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5.0

Great Computer

By Randy

from Omaha, NE

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Read
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Racing
    • Not Just Biking
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    Love the computer. Easy to read, easy to operate. Mount and go if you own a Madone with the built-in chainstay sensor...no wires! Heart rate monitor is better than a Polar unit I used to own. Toggling between modes is very easy and does not distract from your ride.

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    4.0

    Good stuff

    By Lance Armstrong want a be

    from Spring Tx

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Waterproof
    • Lightweight
    • Accurate
    • Easy to Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Road Racing

      Comments:

      I use the node 2 on my Madone 5.2. Its easy to set up. The instructions on the trek web site are easy to read and understand and they tell you to do someting and it works. The only problem I have with it is I cant get the heart monitor to link up with the computer. And the odomater doesnt show the 10th of a mile. If you road 50.5 miles it will on ly show 50 miles on the odomater. Over all its easy to use and so far I have 620 miles on my madone 5.2 and the computer shows to still have a full battery.

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      2.0

      Dead Node Batteries

      By Johannvonblittzen

      from Buffalo, NY

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy to Read

      Cons

      • Eats Batteries
      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        Use this computer on my Trek Madone 6.9. It's one of the best computers I have used. The display is clear and intuative. However, the cadence is sometimes radical in the max reading. It also has a furocious appetite for batteries. You'll go through one every 600 to 900 miles. The Trek rep has offered to replace the computer due to numerous complaints.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Herb [*]

        from Casselberry, Florida 32707

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Waterproof
        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Accurate
        • Easy to Read

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Racing
          • Serious Training

          Comments:

          Purchased the Bontrager Node 2 cyclo-computer at David's World Cycle in Casselberry, Florida in early April/2010. Initially, I had some difficulty understanding the Node 2 quick start guide manual - it could be that this was my first cyclo-computer and there were so many functions to program. I received outstanding assistance at Davids World Cycle - the people in that store were Pro's who installed and programmed the Node 2 to perfection. Once I got on the road with my Trek 2.3 bike I was astonished with a wealth of information that the Node 2 provided - current speed, heart rate monitoring and cadence on the screen. This provided valuable information on my performance level, shifting gears and pacing myself to increase my cycling proficiency. In addition, the Node 2 provides trip data, nutritional information and wattage. There are a lot of cyclo-computers on the market that are more expensive then the Node 2 - but for the money and the critical information provided for a cyclist - the Node 2 delivers everything that is important to a rider. I highly recommend this product to all riders. David's Cycle World will provide you with excellent support and you will be 100% satisfied with this cyclo-computer.

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