Some people just like a clean handlebar. Or a clean stem. Or a really short one.
Enter Bar Fly, a creation from Woody Tate over at Above Category. The Bar Fly, which is already sold out of its initial run despite a very quiet launch, holds your Garmin GPS cycling computer out front of your handlebar. This position keeps your cockpit a bit cleaner. More importantly, it keeps the screen further out in front, directly in front of the stem, making it safer and easier to read while riding.
Tate says it’s made of Delrin so that it’s strong enough to hold the heavier Garmin 800 and will hold any Edge computer with the twist back. That includes the 200, 500 and 800. It’ll even accommodate the newer 900 with an adapter if you don’t mind it sitting at 90°.
The Bar Fly was designed by Tate, original prototypes were machined by his father-in-law from a plastic cutting board, they used a local whiz kid to engineer it, and it’s made in America. Retail is $39.99.