Garmin Mount- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Garmin Mount

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    14

    Garmin Mount

    What do people prefer for their Garmin mounts? is there a reason that MTB ones tend to be on or over the stem? Anything out there that feels a bit higher quality vs standard plastic ones?

    (70mm stem on a full suspension bike, if that makes a difference)

    What about the combo mounts for a camera or light as well? Those would need to be out front, right?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    1,931
    Humm, not sure why my original reply isn't showing up.

    There are a few preferred.

    The out front mount isn't too preferred as it's more prone to taking a hit. There is a road bike version (long) and MTB option (shorter). The MTB out front mount can be installed backward so it sits over top of the stem, less likely to take a hit.

    The O-Rings are used by some. Some purchase a top cap mount, but you need to add a 5mm spacer to top of the stem for this to work.

    Some people even mount it to the top tube for some reason.

    Look in the GPS forum, you'll find more results. A Garmin device isn't a component.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Posts
    14
    Thanks for the reply, I was trying to find the right topic to post this in. Is it possible for a mod to move it over?

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: RS VR6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,030
    I like them on top of the stem best. I've pretty much tried them all.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Garmin Mount-img_20180318_190442_hht.jpg  


  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Mudguard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    1,094
    I have mine mounted in place of the steerer cap. I've only knocked it off once.


  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    349
    I used to like exactly the standard plastic one, that mounts with rubber bands on the handlebar. They are far enough from my body and they rotate around the bar in case of crash.

    The aluminum support for garmin and flashlight/camera works good for road, but I don't like it much for MTB. Too rigid, and will likely break my equipment before breaking themselves.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    7,188
    Quote Originally Posted by fmendes View Post
    ...The aluminum support ...too rigid, and will likely break my equipment before breaking themselves.
    Yeah. For some applications, plastic is better. I use a Barfly plastic mount to position the Garmin behind the bar, tightened just enough to keep it from rotating around the bar on it's own, but loose enough that it'll move easily when hit protecting the Garmin. Also, the plastic won't dig in or damage carbon bars in a crash
    Do the math.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mfa81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,881
    I've been trying to find some reliable toptube mount since forever and haven't been able to yet. What I do is the standard quarter turn mount and rubber rings and use a ziptie to connect the rubber under the top tube, not pretty but works. wish garmin made extra long rubber rings.

  9. #9
    chasing simplicity
    Reputation: MattMay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,105
    K Edge makes a number of different top tube mounts. They replace a 5mm spacer.
    Never underestimate an old man with a mountain bike.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2018
    Posts
    1,931
    Quote Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
    I've been trying to find some reliable toptube mount since forever and haven't been able to yet. What I do is the standard quarter turn mount and rubber rings and use a ziptie to connect the rubber under the top tube, not pretty but works. wish garmin made extra long rubber rings.
    Quote Originally Posted by MattMay View Post
    K Edge makes a number of different top tube mounts. They replace a 5mm spacer.
    Top tube or top cap?
    Sounds like MFA is referring to the bicycle top tube and MattMay is referring to "top of the stem".

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: RS VR6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,030
    Quote Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post
    I've been trying to find some reliable toptube mount since forever and haven't been able to yet. What I do is the standard quarter turn mount and rubber rings and use a ziptie to connect the rubber under the top tube, not pretty but works. wish garmin made extra long rubber rings.
    The insert can be removed from a K Edge mount. You can always try and use some double sided tape (the 3M stuff. If it can hold a spoiler to a car...why not a Gamin?) or some other creative way to mount it to the top tube. I would definitely use a leash for the Garmin if you're trying to experiment.

    Garmin Mount-img_1600.jpg

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mfa81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,881

    Garmin Mount

    hereís how I have now



    I saw this on ews youtube video but couldnít figure put what it is



    itís on leigh johnsonís Pole, looks some dual side 3m thing like suggested

  13. #13
    chasing simplicity
    Reputation: MattMay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    1,105
    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
    Top tube or top cap?
    Sounds like MFA is referring to the bicycle top tube and MattMay is referring to "top of the stem".
    Apologies, top cap on fork. My bad.
    Never underestimate an old man with a mountain bike.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    119
    The adhesive Garmin mount is 3d printed by 76Projects and for sale on their site.

    https://www.76projects.com/shop/51vz...rt1krtj7-xena5

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mfa81's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,881
    Quote Originally Posted by mnpikey View Post
    The adhesive Garmin mount is 3d printed by 76Projects and for sale on their site.

    https://www.76projects.com/shop/51vz...rt1krtj7-xena5
    Thank you! that's what I needed :-)

Similar Threads

  1. Creating Garmin TCX Courses from Strava GPX in Garmin Connect
    By canuck_tacoma in forum GPS, HRM and Bike Computer
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 08-14-2013, 08:50 PM
  2. Garmin 500 & Garmin External Power Pack test
    By xxxxx in forum GPS, HRM and Bike Computer
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-02-2013, 06:17 PM
  3. Garmin 800-Use Elevation Correction on Garmin Connect?
    By nevermiss in forum GPS, HRM and Bike Computer
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-15-2012, 01:05 PM
  4. Garmin Connect or Garmin Training Center elevations
    By wvmtb in forum GPS, HRM and Bike Computer
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-17-2011, 06:59 AM
  5. Garmin software and Garmin GPS Not talking.
    By crux in forum GPS, HRM and Bike Computer
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-01-2011, 11:44 AM

Members who have read this thread: 57

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.