Bontrager Node 1.1 Digital Computer

Get up to, ahem, speed with the next generation of computers. Bontrager's Node 1.1 Digital Computer lets you train smarter with speed and distance on one easy-to-read screen, and can expand to include cadence and heart rate as well. Additio ...(Read More)

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Get up to, ahem, speed with the next generation of computers. Bontrager's Node 1.1 Digital Computer lets you train smarter with speed and distance on one easy-to-read screen, and can expand to include cadence and heart rate as well. 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

(based on 14 reviews)

35%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read  (10)
  • Lightweight  (6)
  • Accurate  (4)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Cadencespeed sensors 

Cons

  • Not durable  (4)
  • Inaccurate  (3)
  • Tough to read  (3)
  • Cheap plastic construct 
  • Few issues 

Best Uses

  • Commuting  (3)
  • Serious training  (3)
  • On the store shelf 
  • Return to store 
  • Road cycling 
  • Road racing 
  • Sprint triathlon training 
  • Traning 
  • Works with garmin sensor 

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4

Liking my cycle computer

By 

from Lexington, SC

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy to Read
  • Durable

Cons

  • Few Issues

Best Uses

  • Serious Training

Comments:

I have enjoyed the computer. Only a couple of issues that require rebooting, but what electronic devices have not? Hello? Life is not prefect and neither are computers. Have bought a couple more as gifts and they love it.

1

Should be recalled...

By 

from Orange County

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Inaccurate
  • Not Durable
  • Tough To Read

Best Uses

  • Return To Store

Comments:

I purchased the Node, because it had all I was looking for: heart rate, cadence, speed, time and was able to be interchanged between 2 bikes. I was already wary when it took several attempts by the mechanic to get the cadence sensor to pair up at the initial install. On the first ride, it wouldn't pair up with any of the sensors (heart, cadence, speed). So I rode without it. Back at the shop on the second bike, we couldn't get more than two sensors working at the same time. So, the shop gave me a new Node and all seemed well. Then, on the ride the cadence cut out or showed erroneous values while I was at a standstill. Replaced the sensors, but still same problems. Finally, I removed all of the parts from both bikes and asked for a full refund. Thankfully the shop gave a full refund. I am now back at square one with my computer needs. I still like Bontrager, but will never again put any of their electronics on any of my bikes.

3

Lacks reliability

By 

from Ellicott City, MD

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Small
  • Easy to Read

Cons

  • Not Durable
  • Lacks Consistency
  • Inaccurate

Best Uses

  • Sprint Triathlon Training
  • Road Cycling

Comments:

I am now on my 2nd computer. The first worked fine for the first 6 months, then after that it seemed to work whenever it felt like it. One day the heart rate monitor wouldn't pair, then on the next ride it would be the cadence meter. Some days my cadence would be all over the place, with no relevance to how I was biking. Battery changes didn't fix the problem. I stopped by the bike store where I purchased it and they felt it was a faulty computer. They replaced it, but I still feel that it's just not reliable. My son has the same one and he's dealing with the same issue from time to time. If it wasn't linked to my heart rate monitor, I'd replace it. Unfortunaley, the computer was knocked off my bike on the car ride home today, so now I will need to buy another one!

5

I like it!

By 

from Columbia, SC

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    Put this product on my road bike. Very pleased with it. It starts up almost instantly when i hop on bike. Cadence, speed and distance are easily pulled up. Always working unlike the old computer I purchased from another company that always gives me problems. I recommend this product.

    5

    Accurate and reliable

    By 

    from SC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Cadencespeed Sensors
    • Easy to Read
    • Accurate

    Cons

    • Tough To Read

    Best Uses

    • Road Racing
    • Commuting
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    Odometer is very accurate. Cadence works perfectly. Easy to switch through modes and check on how your doing, then return back to where you were. Love the modular sensor for tracking cadence and mph. Never misses a beat.

    2

    Just OK

    By 

    from Florida

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy to Read

    Cons

    • Not Durable

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    I got this so I could monitor cadence. The display is very easy to read, but that's about all I can say that's good about this thing. It's about as accurate as map my ride, which isn't saying a lot. It's very temperamental and often quits one or more functions in the middle of a ride. It's frustrating to stop and align things PERFECTLY in order to get it working.

    2

    Regrettably Unreliable

    By 

    from Tiburon, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Tough To Read
    • Poorly Constructed
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    Wish I had read the prior reviews before buying. Only had it for a few days. After the first ride, one of the set buttons froze and is not workable. On paper, the fact that its wireless seemed like a great idea (particularly in concert with the sensor inset in the Trek fork). In reality, small buttons are difficult to work while riding and the fact that it "broke" on only the second ride is discouraging.

    5

    Nice computer

    By 

    from Denton, Tx

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy to set up
    • Easy to Read

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traning

      Comments:

      I use this for cadence mainly, but speed and distance are handy as well. Set up was easy, pairing was easy and connecting happens within a few seconds. Buttons are simple and display is easy to read. Much better than the wired computer I had used before. Has 9 functions, couldn't be simpler.

      1

      Quirky Computer

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      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Easy to Read

      Cons

      • Quirky
      • Cheap Plastic Construct
      • Picks Up Other Computers
      • Not Consistent
      • Inaccurate

      Best Uses

      • On The Store Shelf

      Comments:

      No help from Bontrager customer service!! They do not answer emails. Computer has issues when pairing next to another node(s)in the bike group. Readings varies from one ride to another as in distance.

      1

      Not a reliable device

      By 

      from Brookfield

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Easy to Read
      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments:

      I use, or try to use it, in my road bike, a madone 5.2 . I regret buying this device. It does not get started at least 20% of the time. The HR detector never worked even though I am using a Garmin ANT+ HR monitor. I agree with the other reviewer that this device should be recalled.

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