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Old 08-14-22, 05:26 AM
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Garmin Edge on 22.2mm MTB bars?

How many years has the Garmin Edge series been around, and there's still not a good way to mount them on 22.2mm handlebars???

I've found 22.2mm mounts for TT bars, but they're sideways when mounted on MTB bars. Even dumber, none of those mounts can be rotated 90°, so they ONLY work on TT bars.

So, what's a good way to mount an Edge on a 22.2mm MTB bar? Or is this another reason to look for other brands of handlebar GPS?
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Old 08-14-22, 06:19 AM
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Garmin's official answer is the out-front.



K-edge makes a less awful-looking version, as well as options for a stem-cap mount or a spacer mount that hovers over the stem.
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The official out-front mount, and the copies, all require a lot of shim to fit on skinnier bars. This results in a lot of wiggle, and it's ugly as sin.
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Do your bars attach to the stem such that this would suffice?

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Tek-Out-...43390506&psc=1

Otherwise will these work?

https://www.amazon.com/Garmin-mount-...002NU6J1Y?th=1
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The stem mount ones won't work on a stem that has two bolts, vertically. The other things I don't like about those stem-mounts is that in a crash (or vandalism on a parked bike), if those extra-long bolts (holding what's effectively an even longer lever) are bent or broken, that's a problem until I get to a shop or some bench-tools.

The other ones… (1) I don't trust rubber-bands to hold expensive things to a bike, (2) won't work on "crowded" handlebars, and (3) the GPS can't sit above the bars for better visibility, and it can't sit below the bars for protection in a crash.

What I want is basically just an out-front style mount, but made for 22.2mm bars. No one makes such a thing??
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Originally Posted by smasha View Post
The stem mount ones won't work on a stem that has two bolts, vertically. The other things I don't like about those stem-mounts is that in a crash (or vandalism on a parked bike), if those extra-long bolts (holding what's effectively an even longer lever) are bent or broken, that's a problem until I get to a shop or some bench-tools.

The other ones… (1) I don't trust rubber-bands to hold expensive things to a bike, (2) won't work on "crowded" handlebars, and (3) the GPS can't sit above the bars for better visibility, and it can't sit below the bars for protection in a crash.

What I want is basically just an out-front style mount, but made for 22.2mm bars. No one makes such a thing??
The cycling world has moved on to 31.8 bars. Get used to it and use a frigging shim.
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The thick shim that came with my Edge 820 wasn't thick enough for my bars. After a bit fof experimentation, I found that 2 (or1? 3?) layers of cotton tape under the thick shim was enough to provide good enough foundation for road riding.
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The cycling world has moved on to 31.8 bars. Get used to it and use a frigging shim.
Even if that was true (it's not) why haven't there been any smaller out-front style mounts for 10+ years?
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The other ones… (1) I don't trust rubber-bands to hold expensive things to a bike, (2) won't work on "crowded" handlebars, and (3) the GPS can't sit above the bars for better visibility, and it can't sit below the bars for protection in a crash.
I've never had an issue with the bands. Although all my bikes are road bikes. Nevertheless, the lanyard should hold the expensive thing to the bike.
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Even if that was true (it's not) why haven't there been any smaller out-front style mounts for 10+ years?
A quick look at an online vendor shows that the vast majority of mt. bike bars are 31.8. Same with road. Some are 35 which is silly, there are a few 25.4, but most are 31.8. Seems the mount manufacturers needed to find a standard and settled on 31.8 as its easy enough to shim to a narrower bar, many provide the shims as well. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with putting a shim under the mount, its often needed for lights as well, not getting why this is an issue for you.
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Some possibilities:
  • Use a shim
  • Put the computer on the stem instead
  • Get a mount that uses the stem bolts
  • Use a GPS watch
  • Get new handlebars
  • Stop tracking and ride hippie style
  • Run instead
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I make shims with self-fusing silicone tape. They're quite durable.
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