Bontrager Trip 100 cycle computer review£34.99

Cheerful cycle computer that's inituitive to use and set up

BikeRadar score3/5

Bontrager's Trip 100 computer will score points among coordination-concscious riders thanks to coming in four options – red, neon yellow, black and white. This neat unit is totally intuitive and easy to set up, but it's not without its flaws.

The rubber ladder strap needs a fair heave to get it round 31.8mm bars, and it’s a real fight to fit it to 35mm bars. The calorie reading is based off such limited data that it’s largely pointless, though the unit does a great job of displaying the rest of the data.

The two-line display prioritises big, bold average, max and current speed readouts up top, and the other five features below. Each has a separate side button for scrolling and the bottom button then toggles between the current reading and clock displays.

The analogue wireless communication isn’t any more flaky than digital wireless units. Overall the Trip 100 is well priced.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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