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Bontrager Node 2.1 Digital Computer

Bontrager Node 2.1 Digital Computer

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3.0 stars
 (12 Reviews)
$139.99
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Bontrager Node 2.1 Digital Computer

Get up to, ahem, speed with the next generation of computers. Bontrager's Node 2.1 Digital Computer lets you train smarter with power, speed, cadence and distance on one easy-to-read screen. Heart rate training is a snap with the included transmitter strap, too. It also tells temperature (the air's, not yours, which is probably good), and gives you your altitude and the percentage of the grade that you're climbing. Additional features include auto start, 20 minute time-out sensors and a settable interval timer. Node computers can receive data from 3rd party power devices that are ANT+ compatible like SRM cranks and PowerTap hubs, too.

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    3.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (7)
    • Easy to use  (6)
    • Versatile  (6)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Accur 

    Cons

    • Poor quality  (2)
    • Weak  (2)
    • Elevation readout is odd 
    • Extra parts needed 
    • Junk 

    Best Uses

    • Road bikes  (8)
    • Long rides  (5)
    • Commuting  (2)
    • Interval training 
    • Training 

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    Upgraded from 1.0, glad I did

    By tborg

    from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Accurate
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes
      • Long Rides

      Comments:

      I've found this computer to deliver as expected. Speed, cadence, altitide and HR functions operate as expected. Roll-out test confirms wheel circumference settings, but would still use custom option for variable wheel sizes. Not sure the "grade" delivers proper measurement, but when I'm on a steep hill, any reading would be approximate at best anyway -- I know it's steep! Referencing other reviews, I've been lucky to have had no issues with pairing any of the sensors. Can't account for the problems others have experienced. Overall I'm very pleased with the Node 2.0.

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      4.0

      So far, so good. Works as expected

      By tborg

      from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Road Bikes

      Comments:

      Having the 1.1 on my other road bike I found the setup of the 2.1 easy and its use identical. Comparing the altimeter to actual elevations from known geographic values, I found the current altitude and accumulated gain/loss surprisingly accurate. All other measurements were accurate, but of course are dependent on proper setup -- garbage in, garbage out. VERY satisfied with the unit. Have had no issues, none, with syncronization with the sensors. Not sure why others have encountered trouble. Lucky, I guess. Suggestion: READ THE ONLINE MANUAL. The quick version that comes with the unit barely covers the basics.

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      4.0

      This works well, just keep the sensors clean.

      By Strivingfirst

      from Spokane, WA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          Like the title says, keep the sensors clean and you shouldn't have a problem. I have it synced to my Domane 5.2 sensors with over 5,000 miles and never had an issue.

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          2.0

          Its not worhty of a Trek Product

          By Mark

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • A Few Functions Work

          Cons

          • Junk

          Best Uses

          • Road Bikes

          Comments:

          heart sensor wont sink,you cant reset odometer after replacing battery after a couple hundred miles the mileage zeros out I only reset every 7 days, many other issues, my unit is the 2nd ive had, bike shop said they are junk Ive had many computers over the years this isn't worth buying

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          1.0

          Very disappointing piece

          By Skins

          from Rosetown, SK

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Good looking

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Weak

          Best Uses

          • Road Bikes

          Comments:

          Unit looks good, and would be perfect if it actually worked. Unit will not "pair" with sensor. LBS couldn't get to work either and reported numerous similar complaints.

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          1.0

          Computer resets itself during a ride

          By Tom

          from Woonsocket, RI

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides

          Comments:

          I ride 25 mile trips 3 times a week over suburban roads. 2 times in the past year the computer has reset itself and erased all data . The first time I had 500 + miles and the second time 255 miles. The time of day is wrong everything is lost. I have replaced the battery and adjusted the magnet and this still occurs. It is upsetting to lose the data.

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          5.0

          Great Computer

          By Beachjeep

          from Lewes, DE

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Interval training
            • Long Rides
            • Training
            • Road Bikes

            Comments:

            This is an awesome computer. I owned a Nano 1.1 and this is a vast improvement. I have had none of the issues mentioned in the reviews. It keeps track of my interval trainingl program and lets me know the results of the zones I train in which has been a big help in improving my average speed and endurance. For the price it is a bargain.

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            1.0

            Money Maker

            By Trek Spinner

            from Chula Vista, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Thinking Cateye Next Time
            • Easy to Use
            • Versatile
            • Pick A Part
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Quality
            • Extra Parts Needed
            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Long Rides
            • Commuting
            • Road Bikes

            Comments:

            I purchased it because I liked all the funtions. Little did I know. That if you want the speed and cadence you have to purchase the Interchange ANT+ Combo sensor. I wanted to us is on another bike. Yes you have to get another Interchange ANT+ Combo sensor for the other bike. This reminds me of car racing. If you want to make a small fortune invest a large one. With all I'm investing in this one for two bikes. I probably could have purchased two Cat Eyes to do all this and cash in my pocket.

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            5.0

            Great computer, Great value...

            By Randy

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Weak Signal

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes
            • Long Rides
            • Commuting

            Comments:

            This is an great computer for the money. Not a GPS computer, but it also does not cost $600+. Love how this unit integrates with a duo-trap compatible TREK. Easy to set up and sync. Can customize the split screen, in my case I can see speed, heart rate and cadence all at the same time. Live in Nebraska so altitude and percent grade not a feature I use but I do see the value for those living in terrain. Wish the temperature was displayed on the home screen like my previous Node, but not a deal breaker. The only drawback, if it is one, is the sensor driven data (speed, cadence, HR) will sometimes read zero in the middle of a ride. Seems like it loses signal for a time then comes back to normal. Understanding it is a wireless device, more of an annoyance than anything. Other than that great computer coming with my highest recommendation!

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            5.0

            5 Star Cycling Computer and more...

            By Scattergun1

            from McKinney, Texas

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Ease Of Use
            • Versatile
            • Accur
            • Lightweight
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Bikes

              Comments:

              An incredible computer. I do triathlons and this gadget does it all for me. I've tried others but just would take em back for a refund. This computer leaves me feeling happy after a ride when I expect to find all my data at my finger tips. It's a must-have if you are a stickler about your equipment performing, cuz I'm hard on my equipment physically and expectationally. Give it a try, don't worry about the money.

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