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    Newbie Seeks Cycle Computer Help and Education


    After years of mountain biking, I have just crossed over to road biking and could use some education on cycle computers (I never bothered with such things on my mtn bike).

    I have a 2011 Trek Madone 5.2 which is "Duotrap ready" - which appears to be Bontrager's way of saying that the bike transmits data via ANT+ (yes?)

    So am I correct in thinking that my bike is compatible with ANY cycle computer that works with the ANT+ system? Bontrager have their own (Node 1, Node 2) but I guess it also works with Garmin and others?

    Secondly, will my bike talk to iPhone Apps? Or does my iPhone 4 need an ANT+ receiver?

    It looks like Wahoo makes an ANT+ receiver for the iPhone. Will this work with *any* iPhone app (if so, can someone recommend the best ones), or will it just work with the Wahoo app?

    Please help - I am confused!!


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    I am confused too, since I don't have any mobile phone, or GPS or any of that.

    I have one computer on one bike, it's my Touring bike, I put it low on the Fork
    off the handlebars to collect data and not play with all the time,
    as All I really wanted was an odometer. it collected average speed too..

    If you have topline Shimano or Campag brifters they have control buttons ,
    for each companies own bike computer .
    I have neither , my road stuff falls in C&V, now ,
    though it was New when I got it.

    may I recommend your Trek dealer, since they sold you the bike.
    they want to make your riding experience the best.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 12-18-11 at 10:03 PM.

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    Hi SM,
    You need to get the Duotrap sensor to insert into the frame for the ANT + to work. When this is installed, any bike computer that works with ANT + system should be compatible.


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