I purchased a ContourHD 1080p that came with a flat surface mount for non-vented helmets as well as a goggle strap mount for skiing/snowboarding. I need to mount it on my vented helmet that I use to road bike and, to my great disappointment, nothing came in the box that would allow me to use my $300 toy right away on my 3 upcoming rides this weekend.
I looked around and Contour makes a Vented Helmet Mount, however the reviews for it are really poor - most customers on Amazon say the mount broke, in some cases right away before they even got to use it for the first time. Review titles such as "Don't buy this if you value your camera", "Pin Broke Off the Base Right Away!!!" and "Not a steady mounting system" and ratings of 1/5 (minimum possible), I have two options: return it, or find an alternate mounting solution.
Anyone out there with this camera (any Contour, they all have the same mounting system) using a helmet mount? What was your solution? Any way to improvise something, like using rubber bands and/or glue/duct tape or something and use one of the other mounts? I really want it on my helmet so that it pans with my head, but don't want to waste $300. Granted some of the reviews appeared to be from MTB riders, but I sometimes ride MBT too and regardless, I want a mount that is sturdy enough to resist pretty much anything my head can on any bicycle. Don't want to have to worry about the camera, I literally want to put it out of my mind and ride as if it wasn't there.