Review: Raceware Direct 3D Printed Garmin Mount – Plus New Colors, Models
What sets theirs apart from the myriad entries into that market is they’re 3D printed with nylon, and they come in colors. They’re available in black, blue, red, green and two new shades: pink and purple. Each one is sold direct and sells for £24.99. This puts them just a bit more expensive than SRAM’s new offering, but you have your choice of colors. And really, can you put a price on fashion?
Functionally, the mount works very well. The computer twists in firmly but allows you to get just the right angle since there are no indents or limits within the slot. It ships with a small rubber strip to go between the bar and mount, but I mounted mine without it and it held in place on all but the roughest roads. I like being able to adjust the tilt mid-ride as the sun changes angles or relative direction and occasionally hits the screen just right to reflect into my face. For those that want it rock solid, use the rubber.
Overall, it’s a good entry to the mix. Click through for detail shots and a few new models meant for TT/Triathlon bikes…
This mount fits the Garmin Edge 200 and 500, but not the 800.
The layering from the 3D printer is evident, but nothing a little sandpaper couldn’t remedy if you wanted to smooth it over. I suppose then you could have it primed and painted to match your frame if you were going full custom.
Bolt hardware is securely mounted on the bottom of the mount. System weight is just 12g, making it among the lighter mounts we’ve seen. I haven’t put it through thousands of on/off cycles pulling the computer in and out, but the tabs seem to be pretty stiff.
Above, the Garmin TT mount works with all three of their Edge computers. They also have a version that works with the 310 and 910 XT computers. It mounts to aero bar extensions to place the computer between them or off to one side. £24.99.
This one holds any of the Edge models and mounts to the screws on the bottom of TT stems with integrated aero extension mounts. £29.99
All are available direct on Raceware’s website.