Sneak Peek: New Bar Fly MTB Mount

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Tate Labs the bike computer mount company, sent along a sneak peek of their new prototype MTB mount, which looks like a backwards variant of their Bar Fly 2.0, with its mount position being behind the stem faceplate to protect the computer. In April this year, they released the new Bar Fly 2.0. The made in the USA 2.0 mount, which is meant for the Garmin Edge bike computers, has a lowered position to be more inline with the stem, and has dual position slots for more flexibility, and retailed for $24.99. I have been testing the 2.0, and I’m very impressed, and it’s easy to install the one bolt clamp over the bars, and my Garmin Edge 800 sits in an ideal location for viewing.

Their new MTB mount can also be used with any sort of cycling application, including road, cyclocross, and others. It will accommodate the entire Garmin Edge series, encompassing the 200, 500, 510, 800 and 810 GPS bike computers. I like their use of the Derlin material so you don’t hurt the handlebars and damage the wings on the Garmin computers. Keeping your expensive bike computer in a less vulnerable position and protected by the stem is an excellent design, and I am looking forward to trying one out when they’re released.

Highlights:

  • Mount position is behind the stem faceplate to protect the computer.
  • Even the largest computer, the 800/810 is located behind the stem faceplate, out of the way in the event of a crash
  • Engagement mechanism as the same as their new Fly 2.0 mount, with a secure engagement and tactile click
  • Positioning gives riders using shorty stems, rise stems, and -17 stems a better viewing angle and the ability to adjust the computer face’s orientation or angle
  • Mount was made to address the issue of the stock Garmin mount moving around while riding or when the buttons were used to record data
  • Portioning gives alternative to the ‘out front’ style mounts that may not allow for number plates to be mounted, or not provide the right position for MTB riders
  • Retail $24.95
  • Availability will be July 15
  • Use’s carbon safe Delrin material (Polyoxymethylene), which is also prevents damage to the Garmin Edge attachment wings
  • It includes their ‘Buy one and you are done warranty’. If it breaks, for ANY reason, they replace it, no questions asked, for life

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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