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Old 10-29-18, 06:00 PM
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Good GoPro mounts?

Well, I apparently ride too hard. Or maybe just too fast on bad roads ... but I destroyed the mount for my (daughter's) GoPro Hero Session. I had noticed a crack on an arm on each side of the mount, but didn't think much of it. Today, another one of the arms cracked, and the Session fell out and went rolling down the hill. I think it still works, although the housing is a bit worse for wear.

So I don't think I want to replace it with just a stock mount. I mean, I rode with it fewer than ten times. No trails or anything, just typical Southern California roads.

I don't use it that often, but every once in a while I like to record a ride. Any suggestions for a replacement mount? I'd like the stick with a handlebar mount, as my head is constantly swiveling in the city. Thanks, folks.
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Old 10-29-18, 06:53 PM
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Barfly out front style mount.

https://barflybike.com/

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Old 10-30-18, 11:55 AM
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Cool CNC aluminum

K edge https://k-edge.com/product-category/computer-mounts/
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Get anything aluminum. Seriously, that plastic most mounts are made out of is brittle AF junk. The fact that GoPro forces retailers to charge a premium for their brand stuff is just a kick in the nads while you're down. The caveat mentioned above is BarFly stuff. I've found from personal use the composite they use is very durable. I've found pants-loads of great stuff on the "big A" site.
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Old 10-30-18, 01:32 PM
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Great advice folks, many thanks. I'll let you know what I end up with.
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K-edge are great. I got a mount that has a garmin on top and go pro on the bottom. Been a great mount.
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Old 11-01-18, 02:44 PM
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I have the Bar Fly pictured above and Iím happy with it. It comes with a bunch of different inserts for different brand computers. Also available in aluminium. The only negative is that it looks like the reinforcement webbing might fill up with water and not drain. Havenít used it in the rain yet so donít know if itís a problem in reality.

Unrelated but on topic - Iím always on the lookout for low profile GoPro mounts to fit a 22.2mm bar.
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Old 11-01-18, 05:40 PM
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Though it requires using their phone case, I have been using the Quad Lock system for a couple years now. Mostly road riding,but I have been on a few trails with it with no problems.

https://www.quadlockcase.com/product...ut-front-mount
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Did you mean "LOSE the chance?" Because when things come loose, you lose them.
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Originally Posted by redtires View Post
Get anything aluminum. Seriously, that plastic most mounts are made out of is brittle AF junk. The fact that GoPro forces retailers to charge a premium for their brand stuff is just a kick in the nads while you're down. The caveat mentioned above is BarFly stuff. I've found from personal use the composite they use is very durable. I've found pants-loads of great stuff on the "big A" site.
Yep, they're pretty cheap plastic. I also paid the price for my lack of care and my GoPro was totaled when it feel of my bike and was run over by a closely following car (one reason why I hate people following on my tail). At present I'm using my chest strap but if I ever go back to frame mount I will keep a close watch on how well its holding up. If they crack, get a new mount immediately.
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I use Ram mounts for all my important gear from Iphone to GPS to camera and I've never had a failure. This includes ATVs, dirtbikes, and MTBs.

Check them out:
https://www.motosport.com/product/?a...badger#reviews
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Looks secure enough but would prefer a quick release. I'll bookmark it.
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Chest mount harness provides the best view
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Chest mount harness provides the best view
Best view? I'll give you the most stable. However, if you have a gopro 6 or higher the new electronic stabilization is the best in the business -- even when handlebar mounted. Also, not everyone wants the driver seat position view -- hands/arms -- all the time.
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