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    Garmin Edge 200 on short/stubby stem?

    Has anyone mounted a Garmin Edge 200 on a short and stubby stem? By short and stubby, I mean 75 mm x 17 degree rise. Do you think those measurements are too short and stubby to effectively do it? If you think it would work, do you think the bottom edge of the unit would interfere with the top cap area, or the top edge of the unit interfere with the head of the stem?

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    It should work with a 75mm stem. I have a 90mm stem and am fine with a much bigger GPS, an Oregon 450.

    Still, I do not recommend the Edge 200. Not a good mtb GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    Still, I do not recommend the Edge 200. Not a good mtb GPS.
    Hey NateHawk, thanks for the reply and info regarding measurements. Why do you not like the Edge 200 as a mountain biking GPS computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dshoe70 View Post
    Hey NateHawk, thanks for the reply and info regarding measurements. Why do you not like the Edge 200 as a mountain biking GPS computer?
    recording interval only has one setting: Smart. Mountain biking really needs 1 sec recording intervals. Just about every other GPS on the market will do 1sec recording. If you want an inexpensive GPS, you're better off with an eTrex 10 or 20 (the 20 offers mapping capability for a better price than any Edge with mapping), or finding one of the Edge 205 or 305, or Forerunner 205, 305, or 310XT models (they are older and/or discontinued so refurbs/used are necessary). At least you have the ability to change the recording interval on those.

    I currently have a Forerunner 310XT with a quarter turn handlebar/stem mount adapter so the head unit snaps right off of the wrist strap and right onto my bike. I run, too, so this was a better choice for multisport. I bought it for about $160 as a refurbished unit and it's as good as new.

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