The market for alternative Garmin computer mounts has exploded in the past couple of years, and the RaceWare Garmin Edge Stem Mount is the perfect solution for very short stems or those lacking free handlebar space for a regular mount.
The RaceWare Garmin Edge Stem Mount fits between the top of the stem and stem top cap, replacing a spacer, and 'floats' the Garmin over your stem. The mount measures 10mm thick and has 3mm of vertical offset, ensuring the Garmin computer clears the top cap. Like all RaceWare products, it's available in 11 colours so you can colour match with your bike and kit, if you're that way inclined.
It's made from nylon using a 3D printing process and is compatible with any Garmin Edge computer, including 200, 500, 510, 800 and 810. I used it with an Edge 500, but it works really well if you want to mount the larger 800/810 computer over the stem, but your stem is too short to use the stock Garmin mount.
It's easy to fit, and it's easy to use. It works like any other Garmin mount. With the Garmin fitted, it's very secure and stable.
I don't really like having my Garmin sitting out in front of my handlebars as seems to be the fashion at the moment, I much prefer it over the stem. The stem mount solves the same problem that the out-front mounts do, in freeing up handlebar space or accommodating bikes without the necessary fitting space on the stem, but places the Garmin in a better position.
It's an ideal solution if you don't have any free space on your handlebar to fit a conventional Garmin mount, or your stem is too short to fit a mount. Even if you have a longer stem, it's a nice alternative to fitting the mount around your stem.
Nice alternative to stock Garmin mount; a boon for people with short stems or lack of free handlebar space
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road.cc test report
Make and model: RaceWare Garmin Edge Stem Mount
Size tested: white
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The Raceware Garmin Stem mount is designed to hold the GPS unit centrally above the handlebar stem. The mount replaces a 10mm spacer and then is held in place with the top cap. Please note that the original top cap and spacers should be used to torque the headset prior to the mount being fitted. They are made from 3D printed nylon and available in a wide range of colours.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Garmin Edge GPS Units (200/500/510/800/810)
3D Printed Nylon
Black, Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Neon Yellow, Neon Orange, Neon Pink
Interface works smoothly and provides a nice position for the Garmin, but some may prefer a more forward position.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Works really well and offers another option for fitting a Garmin computer, but it does need 10mm of free steerer tube space above your stem which will limited it for some bike setups.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Easy to install. Stable. Looks smart. Nice position. Works well with shorter stems.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Needs 10mm of free steerer tube space above the stem ideally. Changes between different bikes is slower.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
The RaceWare Garmin Edge Stem Mount is a nice alternative to the simple stock Garmin mount and will be a boon for people with short stems or lack of free handlebar space.
About the tester
Age: 31 Height: 180 Weight: 67
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.