Bar Fly launch new Garmin and GoPro mounts

Plus a dedicated Fizik stem mount and the first look at a new saddlebag

by David Arthur   February 6, 2014  

Bar Fly has launched two new Garmin mounts based on its latest out-front mount that we reviewed last year, and has revealed a new GoPro product too. Plus there's a first glimpse at a new saddlebag coming soon.

The new Bar Fly for Fizik has been designed specifically for the Italian company’s new range of stems, which we previewed recently. The mount fits into the slot in the face plate, so installing it does require first removing the faceplate entirely. Once fitted though it looks very clean, and it leaves your handlebars free of clutter and ensures the Garmin is mounted bang in the middle. It’s also bound to be lighter, though Bar Fly doesn’t offer a weight. It’ll cost £29.99.

Do you use a integrated handlebar and stem like Peter Sagan? If the answer is yes, then you’ll be interested in the new Spoon Mount, which makes use of the two bolts that most one-piece bars have underneath the stem, for mounting a Garmin Edge in front of the handlebars. It’s compatible with the Deda Alanera, Cinelli Ram, Pro Stealth Evo, Most Talon and FSA Plasma. The Spoon will cost £29.95.

Like the regular Bar Fly 2.0 mount, both of these mounts offers two fitting positions, making them ideal for the smaller Edge 500 or 510, and the large 800 and 810. The Shimano Di2 or Campagnolo EPS control box can also be fitted to the underside of the mount, so a bit tidier than zip tieing to the stem or cable.

Using a twin clamp design, the Bar Fly for GoPro is a smart alternative mount if you want to fit the video camera to the handlebars. The twin clamps use quick release levers so it’s quick to fit and remove. It’s a flip-flop design so you can adjust the height of the camera in relation to the bars. It’ll only fit 31.8mm handlebars and is won’t damage your carbon bars.  It costs £49.95.

The last new product is a bit of a departure for the company, but we don’t yet have any details to go on, just the name, Hopper, and that it’s a saddlebag. Soon as we know more, we’ll update you. As a bit of a fan of super minimalist saddle bags, this looks like a very tidy saddle bag with a couple of simple Velcro straps securing it to the saddle rails.

Though it does look suspiciously like it’s just a pair of Velcro straps, and you supply your own bag, which in this case looks a bit like a coffee beans bag.

More at www.barflybike.com and UK distributor www.2pure.co.uk

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Ohh - that 'bag' might be ideal for a spare tub...

posted by iamelectron [93 posts]
6th February 2014 - 12:25

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BITD we used to have saddlebags similar to that. It was called a toe strap then.

I love the Fizik mount. I hope they do a similar one for Deda stems soon as I'd definitely get one.

Velotastic !

Too many hills, but too little time.

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posted by badback [255 posts]
6th February 2014 - 12:36

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Love the minimalism of the Fizik mount - will definitely get one, when the Fizik stems finally come out. It feels like they've been 'coming' for months now, and still no sign…

posted by Hicksdesign [9 posts]
6th February 2014 - 13:58

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Will that Fizik mount work with my Zipp SL Speed stem?

regman

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posted by rnarito [13 posts]
6th February 2014 - 14:27

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Hicksdesign wrote:
Love the minimalism of the Fizik mount - will definitely get one, when the Fizik stems finally come out. It feels like they've been 'coming' for months now, and still no sign…

What's the hold up with these stems? I contacted Wiggle months ago, October I think, they were expecting a January delivery, still no sign. The mounts will be available before the stems to fit them to!

posted by sneakerfrfeak [66 posts]
6th February 2014 - 18:00

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still cant work out how barfly can justify £30 for what is essentially a piece of molded plastic that cost pence to manufacture.

posted by GazHove [10 posts]
6th February 2014 - 21:59

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GazHove wrote:
still cant work out how barfly can justify £30 for what is essentially a piece of molded plastic that cost pence to manufacture.

Do they need to justify it? There's no pressure to buy it, it's simply more choice

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posted by David Arthur [1224 posts]
6th February 2014 - 22:52

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GazHove wrote:
still cant work out how barfly can justify £30 for what is essentially a piece of molded plastic that cost pence to manufacture.

It's the £25 licence fee to Garmin Smile

Ride your own ride

posted by CanAmSteve [88 posts]
7th February 2014 - 17:59

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