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Verdict: 
Great dual Garmin/GoPro mount, very stable and frees up handlebar space
Weight: 
27g

The RaceWare Direct Garmin and GoPro combined mount allows you to easily fit a Garmin computer and GoPro camera to the handlebar, freeing up space and providing a very stable mount for the video camera to film smooth footage of your rides.

The mount, 3D printed in the UK and available in a range of colours, is secured to the handlebar with two small Allen bolts. Once in place, it's very secure and stable. It doesn't shift about, even during a mountain bike race.

It's available to fit 31.8 or 35mm handlebars and it's available in two widths, 42 and 52mm, so the dual clamp design will fit around most stems. There's an optional Exposure Light Bar Mount that clamps to the GoPro mount, so you could run an bicycle light instead of the GoPro camera, a handy option for commuters.

The GoPro is held underneath the mount. The camera fits easily and once the bolt is fastened down, the camera doesn't budge at all. It's not a tool-free fitting like the official GoPro bar mount though, so quick camera position changes are limited. There's enough range of angle adjustment to get it pointing the right way easily.

The top of the mount features a regular Garmin quarter-turn mount. A Garmin Edge computer clips smoothly into place, and is held securely. There's no risk of it popping during use. It's compatible with most Garmin Edge computers, from the 500 up to the larger 810.

The RaceWare mount works really well. It's easy to fit and much more secure than a regular GoPro mount, and if you regularly film your rides with a camera and track it with a Garmin, this is a neat and smart way to mount both devices onto the handlebars at the same time.

Verdict

Great dual Garmin/GoPro mount, very stable and frees up handlebar space

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road.cc test report

Make and model: RaceWare Direct Garmin and GoPro combined mount

Size tested: green

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?

All of the Raceware 3D Printed products are designed; manufactured and hand finished in the UK.

The Raceware Garmin road bar mount is designed to hold the GPS unit central and above the top of the handlebars and in the middle of the stem. The Gopro camera then hangs below in front of the stem.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

The clamp is flexible enough to allow installation by opening the clamp to fit over the bars. They are made from 3D printed nylon and available in a wide range of colours and sizes. These mounts are supplied with a high quality stainless steel bolt and self adhesive rubber gripper to avoid bar slippage.

The Clamp distance is the gap in millimetres between the two bands that fit either side of the stem.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

If you want to film and record your ride, this is a neater solution than using two separate mounts, and is more stable than GoPro's own handlebar mount.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Stability benefits filming, even good over rough ground and riding off-road. Available in a wide range of colours.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The finish looks a bit industrial compared to some smoother finished products.

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 mount works really well. It's easy to fit and much more secure than a regular GoPro mount, and if you regularly film your rides with a camera and track it with a Garmin, this is a neat and smart way to mount both devices onto the handlebars at the same time.

Overall rating: 9/10

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.

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kwi [293 posts] 4 years ago
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RaceWare seem to be taking existing ideas, printing them in nylon and then charging the same as what others are charging for the alloy versions. In fact you can probably get alloy versions cheaper from the far east.

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turboprannet [303 posts] 4 years ago
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£35?!

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StraelGuy [1699 posts] 4 years ago
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I agree, I've got th K-edge out in front Garmin mount which a CNC machined beauty and a tenner less than this one  7 .

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Ginsterdrz [88 posts] 4 years ago
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Just bought the alloy Superstar version at 43% less delivered to my door with Haribo. Now thats proper 'direct' service and value!

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2 Wheeled Idiot [432 posts] 4 years ago
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This is too expensive, however I bought a brand new mount (admittedly just for a garmin) on ebay for £7, now that is decent value with next day free delivery....

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bikebot [2116 posts] 4 years ago
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I suspect that whilst trying to determine the best price point for this product, they couldn't help noticing that their target user was someone who had already bought both a GoPro and a Garmin.  21

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atgni [516 posts] 4 years ago
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Ginsterdrz wrote:

Just bought the alloy Superstar version at 43% less delivered to my door with Haribo. Now thats proper 'direct' service and value!

This one? http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/garmin-gopro-handlebar-mount.htm

Other than the Haribo, any good?

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fukawitribe [2829 posts] 4 years ago
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guyrwood wrote:

I agree, I've got th K-edge out in front Garmin mount which a CNC machined beauty and a tenner less than this one  7 .

For a combined Go Pro and Garmin mount ? That's quite some bargain, not a phrase I'm used to using with K-edge....

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tom_w [235 posts] 4 years ago
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I was put off the K-Edge combined Garmin and GoPro mount by this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZftbFqZbws. It seems like a twin clamp arrangement works better? How stable do people find the footage from their combined k-edge one over rougher road surfaces and off road?

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craigr [15 posts] 4 years ago
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I have this, the video vibrates a lot on playback. Similar to the playback on the right side of the video above : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZftbFqZbws

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racewheelsdirect [22 posts] 4 years ago
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Hi there, just to clarify the rrp is £29.99 and far from copying we have had this on the market for a year now and it was the first one on general sale. It maybe slightly dearer than some others but with the British cycling members 20% discount taking them to £24 we think that's a pretty fair price for a fully UK made product.

Raceware

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kwi [293 posts] 4 years ago
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My apologies if that's the case, but as a UK resident I can't get a BC discount as they aren't the governing body where I live and I'm not joining 2 cycling federations.

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kwi [293 posts] 4 years ago
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My apologies if that's the case, but as a UK resident I can't get a BC discount as they aren't the governing body where I live and I'm not joining 2 cycling federations.

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steviemarco [247 posts] 4 years ago
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guyrwood wrote:

I agree, I've got th K-edge out in front Garmin mount which a CNC machined beauty and a tenner less than this one  7 .

I paid £45 for the k edge version from Madison, where can you get them for 'a tenner less'?

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fukawitribe [2829 posts] 4 years ago
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kwi wrote:

My apologies if that's the case, but as a UK resident I can't get a BC discount as they aren't the governing body where I live and I'm not joining 2 cycling federations.

I'm confused - what is it about being a UK resident that prevents you from getting a British Cycling discount ,?

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mrmo [2097 posts] 4 years ago
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fukawitribe wrote:
kwi wrote:

My apologies if that's the case, but as a UK resident I can't get a BC discount as they aren't the governing body where I live and I'm not joining 2 cycling federations.

I'm confused - what is it about being a UK resident that prevents you from getting a British Cycling discount ,?

read where he lives Antrim, like many things in Northern Ireland it isn't simple.

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kwi [293 posts] 4 years ago
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fukawitribe wrote:
kwi wrote:

My apologies if that's the case, but as a UK resident I can't get a BC discount as they aren't the governing body where I live and I'm not joining 2 cycling federations.

I'm confused - what is it about being a UK resident that prevents you from getting a British Cycling discount ,?

Northern Ireland falls under Cycling Ireland not British Cycling, makes sense from a racing perspective as it would be expensive for any young talent to keep crossing that bit of water that separates us.

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fukawitribe [2829 posts] 4 years ago
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kwi wrote:
fukawitribe wrote:
kwi wrote:

My apologies if that's the case, but as a UK resident I can't get a BC discount as they aren't the governing body where I live and I'm not joining 2 cycling federations.

I'm confused - what is it about being a UK resident that prevents you from getting a British Cycling discount ,?

Northern Ireland falls under Cycling Ireland not British Cycling, makes sense from a racing perspective as it would be expensive for any young talent to keep crossing that bit of water that separates us.

Blimey, that's a bit of a bastard - although as you say, makes sense from a racing POV maybe. Maybe have a word with RaceWare if you want one, never know what might happen...

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kwi [293 posts] 4 years ago
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Also don't get 10% in Halfords  20
And I am looking someway of attaching my camera to my bars and this nearly fits the bill, though it's an older Garmin I have so it would need another bit of plastic to mount that.

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apjs87 [7 posts] 4 years ago
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atgni wrote:
Ginsterdrz wrote:

Just bought the alloy Superstar version at 43% less delivered to my door with Haribo. Now thats proper 'direct' service and value!

This one? http://www.superstarcomponents.com/en/garmin-gopro-handlebar-mount.htm

Other than the Haribo, any good?

I'll second this, looking at it to clear handlebar clutter. Any good?

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WPM [4 posts] 4 years ago
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I've been using one of these for the best part of a year. I've been very impressed with how well it works, and how durable the nylon has been. Well done RaceWare. =)