Bontrager Node 2 Digital Computer

Bontrager Node 2 Digital Computer
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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. The water-resistant casing lets you ride all year long and the included soft-strap heart rate monitor keeps an eye on your training.

Current speed
Average speed
Maximum speed
Odometer
12/24-hour clock
Pacer
Temperature
Cadence
Heart rate
Wattage
Nutrition reminder
Interval timer
Altitude
Percent Grade


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4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read  (5)
  • Durable  (4)
  • Lightweight  (4)
  • Accurate  (3)
  • Waterproof  (3)

Cons

  • Inaccurate  (2)
  • Eats batteries 
  • Handlebar mount 
  • Pricey / poor value 

Best Uses

  • Serious training  (4)
  • Road racing  (3)
  • Commuting 
  • Mountain biking 

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4

Very Nice!

By 

from Spring, TX

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Easy to Read
  • Lightweight
  • Durable

Cons

  • Inaccurate

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Serious Training
  • Road Racing
  • Commuting

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.

4

Good, but pricey

By 

from Charleston, SC

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Pros

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

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.

4

Good stuff

By 

from Spring Tx

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

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.

    2

    Dead Node Batteries

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    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.

    5

    I would buy this product again and again

    By 

    from Casselberry, Florida 32707

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    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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