I'm looking for a way to mount the computer in front of the stem, mainly to get it in a better line of sight. But ofcourse it should also be a neat looking solution.
I've found this, from several different companies (ControlTech, PZ Racing, etc etc), and also the one that is handlebar mounted from FSA with a plastic arm holding a stump of carbon.
But the trouble is, on all these three - almost every single review I can find online state that they buzz/vibrate (flimsy mounting parts) so badly that the computer becomes difficult to read, not to mention how annoying that would be. So what are my options for something that is a bit more sturdy?
Been using this for several years. Rock solid, no vibration, and you can easily adjust angle.
The PRO seems nice though, a bit rough around the edges and not the sleekest, but it seems sturdy enough and can be cut down quite a bit.
What I would really, really like, is something like the PRO but where the arm extending out from the handlebar comes out a little lower, i.e placing the bracket/computer mount in front of the lower half of the stem plate while having the "arm" in the same angle as the stem. That way the computer can be flush with the top of the stem.
Ofcourse the PRO can manage this, but not without pointing the arm way downwards and creating a very disruptive line against the stem. I know I'm silly now, but aestethics counts for a lot in my book
If you want to mount the GPS up really high, where it is much easier to read, then give this version a try: http://www.roseversand.com/article/xtreme-barnizer-ii/aid:114163; however, that one is certainly not for the weight weenies - I've only used it on our tandem and when leading group tours (when being on top of navigation at all times is very important), it is not ideal if you're just looking to put the computer n front of the stem.
http://www.abovecategorycycling.com/sho ... mount.html
edit - forgot to post the link
I think the best looking solutions for mounting a computer in front of the cockpit is when using full integrated stem/handlebars like the Shimano Stealth EVO and the belonging computer mount.
The Fly Bar is Garmin-only and I use a conventional computer.
Totally agree on the integrated (PRO Stealth) bar combo bracket. That's really nice with the hidden mount beneath the stem. The ControlTech style bracket replicates that look very well and I was thinking maybe it could be made more stable somehow... But I just keep drawing blanks on that one...
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