Barfly Garmin Updates to 2.0, Includes More Mounts, Di2 and EPS compatibility, more

Barfly Garmin Updates to 2.0, Includes More Mounts, Di2 and EPS compatibility, more

Yes, the Barfly Garmin was just updated in January with the 1.1, but based on customer input and the spirit of continuous improvement Tate Labs is set to release the Barfly 2.0 at the Sea Otter Classic. Still made in the US, the patent-pending Barfly 2.0 gets some cool updates as well as compatibility upgrades that keep it ahead of the aftermarket computer mount game.

Check out the Di2 and EPS compatibility and more after the break.

Barfly Garmin Updates to 2.0, Includes More Mounts, Di2 and EPS compatibility, more

Nearly everything has been redesigned with the 2.0, including the mounting position. Not only are there two mounting positions now that are optimized for 2 computer sizes (200/500 and 510/800/810) but the computer head now sits level with the stem instead of above it. Garmins can be installed in either position without tools giving you a tactile click once installed, and the mount material will not damage the computer’s mounting wings. The main bracket arm also appears to be relieved for decreased weight compared to the original.

The other big change is the addition of Di2 and EPS junction box compatibility on the bottom of the Barfly. From the pictures it looks like it is compatible with the junction boxes from the Dura Ace 9070 group, but we’ll confirm when we see it at Sea Otter. Not pictured, but mentioned is the fact that there will apparently be a light offered that mounts under the Barfly as well, presumably if you’re not running Di2. The Barfly Garmin 2.0 will run 24.95 and will be available in May. There should be some more stuff from Tate Labs at Sea Otter, so stay tuned.

 

Comments

zombieweekly - 04/05/13 - 9:46am

If I”m not mistaken, Junction A cable runs in from front and runs out back. How will this work with junction A mounted right under the barfly, it’ll have a cable popping out of the bar tape and fling out in a awkward flapping position…Idea sounds cool so hopefully application is even cooler.

paul - 04/05/13 - 10:06am

any word on whether they’ll make one compatible with deda’s 35 bars?

Geoff - 04/05/13 - 11:01am

All the cables run into and out of the DI2 Junction A box on the same end. So in the pics shown, the cables would enter and exit the J Box A on the end facing the stem.

mateo - 04/05/13 - 11:02am

@zombie – Take a look at the pictures. The wires on the new EW90 boxes all come out the same side. The Ultegra EW67 boxes have wires on both sides, but its designed to attach to a brake cable, not under the stem like the EW90 boxes.

Drew - 04/05/13 - 1:05pm

Whatever happened to the Cateye compatible mount they teased a few months back?

bk - 04/05/13 - 1:18pm

Awww, you’re so close to perfecting this! At first it placed the GPS too high and now it sits too low….

Scott - 04/05/13 - 2:44pm

Looks like the Bar Fly for Cateye is available: http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=for+Cateye+Mount&vendorCode=BARFLY&major=3&minor=18

Diesel - 04/05/13 - 4:35pm

Looks like they addressed many of the major complaints of the original version, which is good to see.

movarz - 04/08/13 - 5:51am

A left handed mount option would be good for users of Di2 climb switch (SW-R600 or SW-7970)

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