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Bontrager Trip 5W

Bontrager Trip 5W

Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
 

Product Details

Bontrager Trip 5W

How fast, how far, and how long? Bontrager's Trip 5W computer displays current, average, and maximum speed, current and total mileage, ride time, a clock and temperature with a back light so you can see it during your early morning rides. It does all this without wires for a clean-looking front end, too. The Trip 5W is all about versatility, it records data for 2 wheel sizes so you can use it on your road and mountain bikes and you can mount it to your bars or your stem.

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    3.5 stars

    (based on 10 reviews)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Accurate  (6)
    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Easy to read  (5)
    • Durable  (3)
    • Compact 

    Cons

    • Handlebar mount  (4)
    • Inaccurate  (2)
    • Tough to read  (2)
    • Can't get it to change 
    • Directions are no good 

    Best Uses

    • Commuting  (7)
    • Mountain biking  (4)
    • Road racing  (4)
    • Serious training  (3)
    • Distance 

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    2.0

    Too confusing.

    By Mustang Sally

    from Harrison Township, Michigan

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Tough To Read
    • Inaccurate
    • Handlebar Mount
    • Directions Are No Good
    • Can't Get It To Change

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      I liked the price. But, it's very sensitive on where you put it on your bike. Directions a very vague. Can't get all of the functions to work.

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      5.0

      Good all around wireless computer

      By joe

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Read
      • Accurate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Serious Training
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Racing

        Comments:

        Had the bike shop install in on the new bike for free, so I can't speak to the installation difficulties, but it didn't take them very long (~10 minutes). Easy to read and use, nice looks. not too big but easy to read.

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        5.0

        Powerful piece of equipment

        By Don

        from Hicksville

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Read
        • Compact
        • Lightweight
        • Accurate
        • Easy to install
        • Fairly priced

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Racing
          • Serious Training
          • Not Just Biking
          • Distance
          • Commuting
          • Really all ten are good
          • Temp
          • Mountain Biking
          • Speed

          Comments:

          The directions are garbage there is a great video on YouTube that takes you step by step (posted below). As for screwing down the unit to the handlebars be gental make sure the screw is lined up and it should go together smoothly without resistance. If you do that you shouldn't be stripping anything. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LjmCExJt1Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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          5.0

          Works Great

          By Sternyy

          from Commerce TWP, MI

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Read
          • Accurate

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            Have your LBS install it for you. I did. Features work great. Bummed that the backlight only stays on for 5 seconds but that saves battery so its understandable. Overall a great computer for the price.

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            1.0

            SUCKS!

            By DC26

            from Columbia, MO

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Handlebar Mount
              • Inaccurate

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                impossiable to install! Doesn't fit on the handlebars. I will be taking this back tomorrow!!

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                2.0

                not terrible

                By Sean

                from Toronto on

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Accurate

                Cons

                • Handlebar Mount

                Best Uses

                • Commuting

                Comments:

                i'll have to agree with the above. This instructions are garbage. The magnet screw also was stripped off and usless immediatly. Also the handlebar mounts don't fit properly, and the backlight ( the main reason i got it ) only stays on for 5 seconds, not much time to get anything done while your riding. you almost have to stop, press it for two seconds to get the backlight to turn on, then really quickly look at the info before it turns itself back off... usless.

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                2.0

                The little things are over looked

                By Indy

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Tough To Read

                Best Uses

                • Commuting

                Comments:

                The Manuel leaves you wondering if you installed it correctly. While installing... I stripped the plastic threads on the magnet. Between the plastic threads on the magnet and the instructions not telling me how to properly install the sensor... I'm not sure if the computer is broken or installed wrong. It gives me the time of day and the temperature outside. The sad thing about that... It's hard to read. I have to stop the bike, turn the back light on and "shade" the computer to read the time and temperature.

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                4.0

                Lots of feature, reasonable price

                By St Louie Dave

                from St Louis, Mo

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Accurate
                • Lightweight
                • Easy to Read

                Cons

                • Instructions

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Serious Training
                • Road Racing
                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                Luckilly I installed a wired cateye computer 15 years ago so I didn't need the confusing instructions. Otherwise I could give it 5 stars. Has lots of functions, the backlight works for night. The wireless feature makes installation and adjustment a breeze.

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                4.0

                Awesome computer but hard to install

                By Jo Biker

                from Schererville, IN

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Read
                • Accurate

                Cons

                • Printed instructions

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Road Racing

                Comments:

                I'll agree that the instructions are ridiculously primitive, that being said my local Trek Store installed mine free of charge. Once its installed, the Trip is easy to read, accurate, everything it should be. Trek REALLY needs to print better instructions, or at least put some instillation videos online...then I could give it 5 stars

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                1.0

                Never made it past installation.

                By Tom

                from Lynchburg, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Incoherent Instructions
                • Handlebar Mount
                • Not Durable

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  The installation took nearly two hours thanks to the ill-fitting handlebar mount and cheap magnet. The magnet's lock stripped out even before it was tightened. I can't say much about the computer itself; I never got to riding with it.

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