SOC14: Barfly Debuts Alloy SLi Fly Garmin Mounts with Integrated GoPro Mounting & More

Barfly SLi-Fly garmin handlebar mount with integrated GoPro or bicycle light mounting options

At Interbike last year, Barfly showed off an expanded range of their plastic mounts for many brands of cycling computers and a separate one for GoPro cameras. They also added 35mm clamp diameters to the lineup. Now, they’ve combined many of those features into a single mount and started machining it out of alloy.

“We wanted to create a platform for riders to mount a computer as well as a GoPro, light, junction box and other accessories,” said Barfly’s Greg Hillson. “In order order to achieve this, we created a new mounting platform. We collaborated with MasterCam, the global leaders in CAM software. Utilizing their expertise and technology, as well as our head engineers’ 25+ years in multidiscipline engineering, we created the SLi Fly.”

Here’s how it all comes together…

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The SLi computer mount will be available April 22nd for $49.95 for the 31.8 handlebar version. The 35mm handlebar clamp size will be $54.95. The bolt-on GoPro mount will be sold separately for $15, as will any future options.

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The clamp has a nice, minimalist hinge and single bolt mechanism. The camera and other mounts simply bolt into the two holes visible in the top photo.

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That wasn’t the only new Gopro accessory the BarFly crew has been working on, as they showed this interesting Bottle Mount as well. Using a cap that fits a standard Specialized or Nalgene thread, the mount allows a Gopro to be easily attached to the top of a water bottle. There are quite a few ways this set up could be used, but we’re told that when the bottle is placed in a seat tube mounted bottle cage it provides a really cool view of the front end of the bike and the surrounding scenery. You can’t drink from the bottle without taking off the lid, but filling the bottle with water or sand can act as a weight to keep the camera from blowing over. The cap will retail for $15.

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Their Hopper saddle “bag” is available now for $17.95. It’s basically a crisscrossed strap system that captures a tube or small bag (they recommend reusing a coffee bag) with tools and such in it. The design compresses everything from multiple angles to prevent clattering and clanging.

In other news, their GoPro mount shown last year is now available for $49.95 and has a new VIRB (Garmin) camera mount option.

Lastly, they’re launching an insurance program for components mounted to their products. For $20 a year, you can insure qualified devices up to $250 retail value. For $40 per year, they’ll cover devices over $250 (Garmins, GoPros, iPhones, etc.). Both plans have a $50 deductible and must be using Barfly mounts. No, they don’t expect their stuff to break, but accidents do happen.

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Comments

bababooey - 04/14/14 - 11:31am

how about one of your badass mounts, but for a VIRB and garmin. Is that possible?

CeeDubb - 04/14/14 - 12:45pm

Just connect your Virb to the BarFly GoPro mount. The Virb comes with a GoPro mount adapter. I use my K-Edge Go Big mount for my Virb. Works great.

Alejandro - 04/14/14 - 5:23pm

What about the new garmin 1000?

Adam12 - 04/14/14 - 6:45pm

What is the weight on the mount in alloy.

bon - 04/15/14 - 12:51am

so cool,,wow,,barfly needs to patent this..

Paul - 04/15/14 - 10:29am

It’s not a huge segment of users, but the Barfly 2.0 doesn’t leave room for the USB connection for those of us who need to use an external battery to keep our Garmins going on long rides. With the original, at least you can tilt it up to give the port some room over the top of the bar.

Also, I wish they would provide a truly integrated mount for the Di2 junction, rather than rely on the user zip tieing or glueing it.

Ham-planet - 04/17/14 - 10:09pm

Meh – the handlebars are pretty much the worst mounting location for general recording.

Vincent C - 04/18/14 - 8:41pm

Oh some 35mm mount… it’s about time damnit

John - 04/28/14 - 12:25pm

Since Di2 users are a target market, they should sell a version with a *left* side bar mount, to make room for the SW-R600 remote climbing shifter on the right side.

Also agree with @Paul, an integrated mount for the Di2 SM-EW90 junction box would be nice. Make it modular if they have to.

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