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Alternate Mounts

Post by dthempel » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Starting a sticky to keep track of alternate mounts and their effectiveness and/or attractiveness. If you're using a mount other than the included Barfly, post here with at least the mount name/model. If you have a picture of your setup, even better. Obviously, the Barfly only works for standard round handlebars. Any sort of aero profile would require a special mount.

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Barfly Max (the unit shipped with the Karoo) - https://barflybike.com/shop/road-4-max- ... unts-copy/
Barfly Spoon (Pro Stealth Evo handlebars) - https://barflybike.com/shop/bar-fly-spoon/ - AndreT
Barfly MTB - https://barflybike.com/shop/bar-fly-4-m ... pro-light/ - Eric / Max / Mike on Facebook Group
Cycliq Duo - https://cycliq.com/product/duo-mount/ - Steve
Canyon mount on a H31 handlebar - no link as it's bike specific - Andreis
K-Edge XL - https://k-edge.com/shop/computer-mounts ... -xl-mount/ - drisotope
HideMyBell - https://hidemybell.cc/en/?v=7516fd43adaa - Deborah on Facebook Group
Moon Stem Cap Mount - https://www.merlincycles.com/moon-stem- ... 04700.html - Will on Facebook Group
Edge Mount? - http://edge-mount.bike/ - Kees on Facebook Group
Garmin Edge MTB - https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/596570 - Luis on Facebook Group
Planet X Garmin Mount - https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CTPXGAM/p ... rmin-mount - FlyingDutchman

Custom:

Raceware Direct - http://www.racewaredirect.co/ - Dylan on Facebook Group

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by Steve » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:19 pm

Cycliq Duo mount - works with a little bit of force.

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by Andreis » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:57 pm

The Karoo works with a Canyon mount on a H31 handlebar.
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But only just. If the Karoo were a few millimeters larger and it wouldn't work.
It wiggles ever so slightly but that could be caused by the mold of the Karoo or the canyon mount. It stayed on the bike when I did a 100+ km with a lot of Gravel last Saturday.

Yes, the bell looks ugly, but it serves a purpose and makes the bike a fraction more legal.

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Caspar

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by AndréT » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:13 pm

Barfly spoon works with ao on a Pro Stealth Evo:

https://barflybike.com/shop/bar-fly-spoon/

André

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by drisotope » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:07 am

No issues at all with K-Edge XL. I prefer the "non-wiggliness" of the Karoo in the Garmin-specific mount over that of the Barfly. I did have to pick up a 90º micro USB for charging while in use, as a std. cable end would not fit between the stem and the back of the Karoo.

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by azrielwasser » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:19 pm

I haven't ride-tested it, but a OTG Strap looks like it will work even on my thinner 26.0 handlebars on my Trek 5200. Try OTGstrap.com.

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by nordog » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:51 am

the Barfly max seems to work fine very stable on my bikes.
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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by FlyingDutchman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:58 am

I use several bikes. So I looked for a cheap mount and found planet-x garmin mount. https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CTPXGAM/p ... rmin-mount. Current price is only 5 GBP.
Well it's quite simple designed but works fine as 1000er variant with karoo.
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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by nordog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 am

I wonder which of these companies will have the Hammerhead Karoo first on their listings ;) ?

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by krsr » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:03 pm

Andreis wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:57 pm
The Karoo works with a Canyon mount on a H31 handlebar.
I do have a Canyon Grail and it doesn't fit with the Canyon Mount and the CP01 Cockpit. Original Karoo Mount also doesn't work for the bike.

What else could I try? Any suggestions?

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by dthempel » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:56 pm

krsr wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:03 pm
I do have a Canyon Grail and it doesn't fit with the Canyon Mount and the CP01 Cockpit. Original Karoo Mount also doesn't work for the bike. What else could I try? Any suggestions?
That is a REALLY specific use-case with that handlebar. You might be better off contacting Canyon and asking for recommendations. A stem mount *might* work, but it depends on the steerer tube length and clearance?

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by krsr » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:21 am

Someone tried the Barfly Spoon with the Canyon Cockpits already? Looks, like it would fit?!

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Re: Alternate Mounts

Post by Jay » Tue May 01, 2018 7:21 am

I'm still dual running with two head units. I have the Wahoo ELEMNT outfront on a K-Edge XL Combo Mount (which is rock solid) and am using the basic Garmin "rubber band" mount on the stem for the Karoo. The Karoo can move slightly in the mount, but not as much as it does in the HH supplied barfly mount. The combination of mount and Karoo is held very tightly in the limited space available because of it's position on the stem and the tension in the rubber bands. I also have the lanyard form the Karoo attached around the K-Edge mount so if a Garmin rubber band goes or the Karoo foot breaks, the Karoo shouldn't hit the deck.

If I decide to switch over to the Karoo as my main unit then I'll just change the puck in the K-Edge XL to the standard Garmin one.
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Re: Alternate Mounts (22.2 mm)

Post by snoBent » Wed May 02, 2018 4:35 am

I ride a recumbent trike which does not have handlebars in the usual sense. But I have accessory posts and bars where I could mount the Karoo except that all of my bars are 22.2 mm and the Barfly model supplied (the Max) is designed for 31.8 to 35.0 mm. (On my bars, when fully tightened, the Barfly Max spins like a top.)

I have asked HH about the possibility of an exchange but have not heard back yet.

I have not yet tried a 22.2 mount, but I have identified the following possible options, and I am interested in anyone's experience of others with 22.2 bar mounts:
  • Barfly 4 TT
  • K-EDGE Garmin Sport TT/Aero Handlebar mount
  • Lixada 22.2mm TT/Aero Bike Handlebar Mount Stem Mount for Garmin Edge Computer
  • Bike Computer Mount with CNC Alloy Finish - GUB 669 Bicycle Handlebar Edge Mount
I am also interested in anyone's experience with those inexpensive, rubber inserts that allow a larger mount to clamp onto a smaller bar, like:
  • SunniMix 10 Pair Bike Bicycle Handlebar Mount Conversion Extender Spacer 22.2/25.4mm
For now, I have attached the Barfly Max to a front wheel strut, so I am literally looking at my crotch to see my Karoo.
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Re: Alternate Mounts (22.2 mm)

Post by icon134 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:24 pm

snoBent wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 4:35 am

I have not yet tried a 22.2 mount, but I have identified the following possible options, and I am interested in anyone's experience of others with 22.2 bar mounts:
  • Barfly 4 TT
  • K-EDGE Garmin Sport TT/Aero Handlebar mount
  • Lixada 22.2mm TT/Aero Bike Handlebar Mount Stem Mount for Garmin Edge Computer
  • Bike Computer Mount with CNC Alloy Finish - GUB 669 Bicycle Handlebar Edge Mount
I am currently using the Karoo on a triathlon bike and have it mounted to my aero bars (22.2)
  • I am currently using an X-Lab C-Fast mount and although it works there is a little bit of play
I like the C-fast because I can center the Karoo better than other mounts.
  • I have a K-Edge TT mount and will test it however I think the Karoo is too wide to fit
  • I have a barfly 4 and it works although it doesn't center.
I hope this helps.

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