So I recently received a Polar S-150 HRM as a present to replace my Sigma cyclocomputer. While I like the increased training potential it offers, and the versatility of using the same HRM for running and cycling, I've found the mounting bracket to be overly cumbersome:
What I liked most about the Sigma was the ability to mount the computer on the stem, completely freeing the bars of clutter and allowing for a narrow hand position (which I used frequently). Unfortunately, the Polar takes up too much room even when mounted as close to the stem as possible to make use of this narrow hand position. Very frustrating.
Ideally, I'd like to move the HRM mount off the bars to a position in front of the stem, like Shimano Flight Deck:
With this in mind, I've come up with several options, although each has its drawbacks:
Minoura Space Grip SG-2:
PROS: Adjustable band clamp allows for mounting to 26.0mm bulge section. Cheap.
CONS: Looks slightly wide at the handlebar end. Comes out further than I'd like. Dual-sided mount (looking for single-sided mount).
Minoura Swing Grip:
PROS: Can mount to underside of stem, rotate to put HRM right in front of stem faceplate. Cheap.
CONS: Clunky/dorky (aesthetics matter). Dual sided mount (see above).
Deda Space Cockpit:
PROS: Narrow mounting bracket. Short extension. Sleek. Appears to have single-sided mounting options (CF tube appears to slide in mounting bracket, fixed in place by single bolt).
CONS: Overly expensive for what it is. 24.0mm handlebar mount (although bracket may expand to allow for 26.0mm mounting). Hard to find.
Profile aerobar computer mount on Minoura Besso:
PROS: Short extension. Single-sided mounting. I already have the Profile mount. Cheap.
CONS: Kludge. Slightly wide Minoura mount at handlebar end (see Space Grip).
That's what I've found thus far. I'm wondering what you think of the options above, if you've encountered a similar dilemma, and/or if you have other suggestions that I'm missing.
Thanks in advance.