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Old 12-18-11, 05:46 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-18-11, 10:57 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-27-11, 05:00 PM   #3
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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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