Bar Fly 1.1 Garmin Cycling Computer Mount Updated – Better, Cheaper

Bar Fly 1-1 Garmin cycling computer out front handlebar mount

Bar Fly, the company that pretty much invented the out-in-front Garmin cycling computer mount frenzy, has upped the ante and dropped the price.

The new Barfly 1.1 uses a shorter  1/8th turn, allowing for mounting of both Garmin Edge and Forerunner watches without having to change mounts, parts or screws. It’s designed and manufactured entirely in the US, and they say it’s the only “front and center mount that is patent pending.”

Available now at dealers. Even better? It’s now just $24.95, down from the original $39.95, which should put some pressure on all the Jonny-come-latelies. Well, except for SRAM. Should be perfect for those new Edge 810 and 510 units…

Barfly 1-1 version two Garmin cycling computer out front handlebar mount

 

 

Comments

g - 01/07/13 - 2:12pm

would be cool if this was a standard convention and one could click in a light…

ajbosch - 01/07/13 - 2:20pm

Any chance of showing the FR mounts?

Canucklehead - 01/07/13 - 2:27pm

I’m not surprised – I thought I saw a knock-off on the Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) website (mec.ca), but it’s the real deal for $20 Cdn. That said, three reviews already on the MEC website reaks of “astroturfing”, even if I am keen to try it over the triathalon mount I already have & installed.

Joe Blow - 01/07/13 - 3:26pm

So everyone that was an early adopter and bought for $39.95 just got hosed as they drop their prices to address the competition. Nothing new but a shorter 1/8th turn?!? Us early adopters were clearly being fleeced.

Canucklehead - 01/07/13 - 3:38pm

@Joe Blow:
Pioneers get the arrows ;)

Hurtin Albertan - 01/07/13 - 4:18pm

@Canucklehead

Those reviews are for the Bar Fly in general not just the latest version. The first two reviews are from July before the 1.1 came out.

gp - 01/07/13 - 4:26pm

I expected a hinged or two-piece mount…. having to unmount a shifter and unwrap the bars just for this is not worth it…

has one - 01/07/13 - 4:43pm

@GP

you its plastic and it flexes you don’t have to unwrap the bars, so silly.

Bar Fly - 01/07/13 - 4:45pm

GP- we designed the Bar Fly with your feedback in mind. Our material (delrin) allows you to open the mount and slip the Bar Fly on, without unwrapping your bars, or taking off the shifter.

Hurtin Albertan - 01/07/13 - 4:45pm

@gp It’s made of plastic. Just spread open the clamp and pop it over your bars.

bk - 01/07/13 - 7:04pm

Too bad it doesn’t drop the unit down a bit to be more in-line with the bar like some of the other mounts. At least it has a better price point for those that want their gps mounted up high.

Kailua - 01/07/13 - 8:20pm

When/where will it be available for $24.95? Google shows everyone @ $39 still.

Zach - 01/08/13 - 12:44am

I must be the only one that still has an old Edge705 with the sliding attachment. Bar Fly or anyone else know if there is a manufacturer making an out-in-front mount for the older Edge computers?

Argh - 01/08/13 - 2:21am

patent pending? are you kidding me?
25$ for plastic?

justchecking - 01/08/13 - 8:43am

Don’t the new 810 and 510 come with Garmin’s out-front mounts?

Tom - 01/08/13 - 12:01pm

The one complaint I heard repeatedly is that the mount should drop the computer down in line with stem like RWD and K-Edge, yet they didn’t address that in the new design?

Slow Joe Crow - 01/08/13 - 5:37pm

@Zach it won’t be pretty, but you could use one of the Minoura mounts that essentially provide a piece of dummy handlebar out in front of your handlebars and clamp on your existing Garmin mount.

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