How fast, how far, and how long? Bontrager's wireless Trip 300 displays all of the essential info in large, easy-to-read text. You can mount it on your stem or your bars with the universal mount and the wireless setup keeps your cockpit tidy.
•ANT+ enabled, 2.4 GHz digital signal
•Current, average and maximum speed
•Trip distance and programmable odometer
•Current, average and maximum heart rate
•Current, average and maximum cadence
•Clock (12/24-hour) and total ride time with pacer
•Includes computer mount
ANT+ sensors sold separately
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- Easy to 'mainpulate'
- Easy to read--great
- Easy to setup
- Simple controls
- Cadence not consistent
- Cadence not functional
- Complex clumsy start
- Distance wrong
- No custom wheel size
- Trip distance--that's all
- Wasting money
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There are times when the Trip 300 doesnot begin to work until 15 minutes into my ride. Then, there are times when the Trip 300 turns on and off during my ride -- not good.
- Easy Setup
Overall, the system works just as it should. The installation and setup were incredibly easy and I'm happy with the results! To address some of the issues that some of the other reviewers had, I'd like to give a quick summary of how these units work. The magnet is placed on the spoke and the sensor on the chainstay (or in older units-front fork). The unit is then calibrated by the user to the size of the wheel/tire. The sensor registers the magnet each time it passes the sensor and the computer does the math to determine speed, distance, and cadence (from the crank magnet). So, if anything in the system isn't working, you can start troubleshooting. First, turn the pedal and make sure the sensor is picking up the cadence and spoke magnet (red/green LED's for the first 10 registers). Then make sure the sensor is paired to the computer. I'd like to mention that if the connection ever gets lost, all that needs to be done is to hold either of the 2 buttons on the side of the computer for 5 seconds. You'll see a sign on the screen similar to a wifi sign and "Connecting" will be scrolling across the screen. Once this is done, the computer should read the sensor. Another common issue I see noted in these reviews is that the speed/distance readings are inaccurate. Again, cycling computers need to be calibrated to the wheel/tire size. If the calibration isn't done, then the unit will calculate incorrectly. It's worth noting that tires very in size slightly. Meaning that one tire that's 700x28 may not measure exactly the same as another tire of the same size. This is especially true in new tires vs older ones (older ones will most likely have stretched a small amount). If you're questioning the accuracy of the unit, the real way to zero this in is to actually input a custom circumference. There are instructions in the manual for this if you choose to go this route.
Although the screen is easy to read, I was disappointed in that the trip distance / odometer is inaccurate. Went for a 10 mile ride and it said I went over one hundred miles. (My average speed was great!) I was on a bike trip across Minnesota. I rely on the trip distance to help me know how much farther until the next rest stop, etc. Again, my trip distance / odometer jumped. There was no way of knowing how far I had gone and how much farther I needed to go. Also, the sensor that goes onto the stem of the pedal broke within days of having the Bontrager 300. Luckily I found it on the floor of my garage. I duct taped it to the bike. I would not recommend this item to anyone.
The trip distance / odometer gives inaccurate readings. I like to have an odometer because I do a lot of training rides, and I bike across Minnesota on a bike event. If it's twenty miles to the next rest stop, I like to be aware of how far I still have to go. On several of my training rides, when I had gone about 10 miles, the odometer showed over 90 miles and another time over 100 miles. (That sure made my average speed look great!) Unfortunately, it also malfunctioned on the ride across Minnesota. Since I was in unfamiliar territory, I had no way of knowing how much farther to my next rest stop. Also, the sensor that attaches to the pedal, a rubber piece that fits over the stem of the pedal, broke within days of my purchasing the Bontrager 300. I used duct tape to keep it attached.
- Very Readable Display
- Distance Wrong
- No Custom Wheel Size
- Wasting Money
Bought this thinking a 2.4ghz more expensive wireless speedometer would keep accurate speed. On my first trip out, I went 10 miles. Speedometer said - 95 miles. Piece of junk. Also, neither I nor the shop could figure out how to set a custom wheel size. It's in the manual, but the speedometer won't do it, just generic "700x25c".
- Easy To 'mainpulate'
- Easy To Read--great
- Cadence Not Functional
- Complex Clumsy Start
- Cadence Not Consistent
- Trip Distance--that's All
Wanted to work on some indoor cadence drills over the winter and the avg. speed. and trip distance works fine but the cadence is: 1. inconsistent with number jumping from 30 to 86 to 109 every few seconds--VERY frustrating; 2. Cadence too often says 00 (doesn't work at all on many rides). Con: 3 Poor starting mechanism.