General Cycling Discussion - Computer position
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07-26-09, 08:40 PM
I just got new bars I'm getting them set up and I'm wondering where people put their computers. I usually have mine on the bars but I'm thinking of mounting it on my stem. What do you think?
07-27-09, 04:18 PM
If your computer came with a mount to mount it on the stem that's my preference. Leaves more of my handlebars free to rest my hands on. In fact, I bought a whole new speedometer just so I could mount it on my stem.
If you computer didn't come with a stem mount you just have to mount in on the handlebars. I guess you could mount it on the stem, but then it would be sideways.
I've also seen people mount it on the top tube right by the handlebars - it's harder to see while you're riding, but not that different and it's off the handlebars. I didn't do that just because that's where my bike light battery mounts.
Kinda like that idea. Who makes that kind of helmet?
BTW - what was wrong with this thread? (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=566862)
07-27-09, 07:23 PM
It is easier to get the right viewing angle when on the bars
07-27-09, 08:12 PM
I used to have mine on the stem or on the bars near the stem, but since I got a Garmin 305 (reasonably pricey) I have moved it out further forward on to one of these (http://www.bdopcycling.com/Dashboard%20Genie.asp).
Not only is the viewing position better (I don't have to look down as much), but I don't pour as much sweat on to it.
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