The original mount is far better than the new rubber one if you have a round seatpost.
Where are you sourcing it from? After reading RTW's reply, I ordered the seat rail clamp and mount from Amazon one for US $24. Note that this price includes local retail sales tax as we have an Amazon warehouse not far away.
Is the white part alloy or some poly-plastic compound?
The radar is only good depending on the route you ride, it picks up cyclists and motorcycles only mid way of the scale, it is useless in urban riding and works fairly well on rural roads, nothing a good mirror won't do better and I recommend the Cateye Bm45.3Pio wrote:This period look like bad luck period in different ways...
Today Tubular sidecut puncture on almost new tubular tire (200 km)
Yesterday we got almost killed by car.. We were riding three of us using the slow lane in the city (it was recovery ride, and riding just 20 km outside of the town for a beer and some snacks there)..
In one moment i just heard brakes of the car and that sound start becoming louder and closer.. Without thinking just instinct made me push on the pedals as much as i can and to go as right as possible.. And few more seconds sound of crashing.... Car hit third guy with us.. My other friend done similar as i done so he missed the back hit as well.. very big luck that third friend who get hit by the car, dont have serious injuries, just scrathes.. But his rear wheel is totaled and probably bike damage (waiting for detailed inspection tommorow or tuesday).
Anyway, this incidend, and including few potential incidents made me thinking of Garmin Varia RTL510.. For yesterday incident it wont help i guess, since in city boulevar the cars are all the time, so u expect that there is car all the time from behind....
But for other out of city riding maybe it can be help, so want opinion (i read some review's and almost all positive):
1. How really helpfull is it in real riding?
Did some of u had a situations that help u to avoid dangerous situation? Is not distracting watching in Display to see the car dots and instead of quick reaction as we had yesterday to spend worth second or two from watching to reacting?
2. Showing/Beeping about car behind is one of the safety options which im not sure it's worth in real riding (never tried, that asking).. But there is another thing which i like.. As i can see blinking light start blinking more as car approach.. So does that mean will get driver attention and his first instinct reaction will be to slow down and push the brakes? Driver yesterday said that he saw us, but someone from the other way enter his lane, so his instinct tried to avoid that collision and that how happened..
Wondering if there was Radar which will start blinking more and more as he approach made him to slow down earlier ...
3. What about battery ? How long last in real world riding including Garmin Edge 520 which i'll use? (how much more battery drain put Garmin RTL510)
4. Garmin Varia RTL510 vs much cheaper but rear light with a lot of lumens to be seen? And overall does rear light (even in day riding), make riding safer? (what if driver is not sure what is that blinkiing, put the eyes to see what is it.. And sometimes driver drive in the way where he is watching...)
And what is ur overal opionion since it's not cheap.. Is it gimmick or really raise the safety regarding my questions? RTL510 or something else? Or to just continue riding without Varia or similar and consider this few incidents as just bad luck?
Fair enough! Though if that's how it's meant to work, I should have had a couple dozen of those during my time in the park.
Makes sense. I think it’s situational - something useful in some cases and maybe for me I should keep it on during the ride to the park, and disable alerts once I get there. It’s a little strange to me when the alerts are triggered by other bikes, though. At one point I glanced behind me and there was someone sitting on my wheel, and I had no idea he was there. And I probably got passed 30 times but only got three or four notifications total. Might be some sort of user error, or just something to get used to.spdntrxi wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:01 pm
I also dont consider this as a false positive either... I find this usefull on descents the most when I'm just going my own pace and being approached by someone bombing it.... I stay to the side.