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    New Mount??

    Looking for advice ona new, or different mount for my GoPro, and thought maybe you guys could help with what works, and what doesn't.

    I'm currently using the GoPro Chesty mount, and I'm not entirely pleased with it. When I'm seated it's fine, but when I stand, or get off the seat, it pretty much shoots my bars, and very little of the trail. I don't want to add adapters to it, so that's why I'm here.

    Do the bar mounts work? What about the stem cap mounts? It seems like these would be very susceptible to vibration, or shock from the trail. I ride in AZ, and we have very few smooth trails out here.

    Any advice is welcome, and appreciated!!
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    Every mount has it's pros and cons and each person has their own preferences. Handlebar mounts, in my opinion, are one of the worst mounts you can use because 1) they are shaky as all get out and 2) when you move the handlebars, the view moves so you have horizontal excess along with the vertical shakiness.

    For the chesty mount, how are you aiming the camera? If you have it flat against your chest, it will point farther down especially if you stand up. If you haven't tried this, mount the camera upside down on the chest mount and then aim it up about 40 - 45% and when you are riding it will give you a very close to straight ahead view even if you stand up - the only thing about the chesty is make sure your harness is tight or you will get a lot of shakiness.

    If the chesty mount isn't your style, there are some other good options.

    1) Bottom tube mount - camera looking forward - you can get the front wheel/front fork on the video.
    2) Front Fork - get the front part of the tire.
    3) If your frame is compatible, mount a GoPro in front of the head tube.

    I would avoid the handlebar.
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