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Dopo un anno di utilizzo ho cambiato bicicletta e ho cercato di trasferirlo su quella nuova; appena ho iniziato a stringere l'anello si è rotto; supporto da buttare e un salasso assurdo per acquistarne un altro. Una cifra esorbitante per un pezzo di plastica di bassa qualità (essicca col tempo, così da rompersi se, dopo averla rilasciata, la si stringe nuovamente). Inoltre non sono previsti adattatori per i telai con tubi di grosso diametro (su di essi non può essere montato). Decisamente non all'altezza di Garmin
This Garmin mount technically works in that it's sturdy and easy to install. However, getting the mount at a height that the Varia's light and radar cleared the rear wheel of my bike (size 56cm frame, 700x28 wheels) means the mount is installed right in the middle of my seatpost. At this position, my inner legs rub against the mount when pedaling. It's incredibly annoying to feel the thick plastic ring hitting my inner thigh (even when in race fit bibs). Also, the mounting ring just looks ugly sitting in the middle of the seatpost. Putting the light higher up the seat post means the light is now blocked by my saddle bag (I have a relatively small SpeedSleev). I could take off the bag but the mount then doesn't fit my seat post that gets wider at the top (Canyon VCLS). Any lower and the light is at the height of my rear tire. Will be going back to the flimsy rubber O-rings.
Ok so was this more sturdy than the rubber band version that comes with the Varia...yes. Should you buy it...IMHO no. Obscenely insulting prices seem to becoming the norm in cycling, and I'll begrudgingly pay them if the design actually merits the cost. In this instance it does not. The clamping mechanism is not only awkward and doesn't allow for positioning right above the seat post clamp (as has been mentioned by others) but the clamp itself is so wide that it chaffed my legs on every single rotation. Did Garmin actually ever install the prototype on a bike before they shipped to mass production? I doubt it. Varia Radar, awesome light that has made me feel safer than ever on my bike...comes with horrible semi secure mounting options, and the Garmin replacement is even worse....save your money or try something else.
The clamp diameter was too large to seal around my cannondale synapse's seatpost, even with the included rubber grommets.
Design looks good and the allen key lock mechanism seems like it's sturdy enough.
I could possibly try to fish around a home improvement store for a properly thick rubber grommet in order to get the clamp to seal tightly to my post but for me it's just not worth the trouble. This one's going back.
I would have expected a better quality item from Garmin (the manufacturer) to protect a $200 item. Admittedly it seems better than the subpar o-ring solution that comes with the Varia. The design of this item good, but the entire thing is made out of plastic. Depending on the shape of your seat post, if you over tighten the screw, the clasp will snap and will then be completely worthless. There’s another similar product made my Tunisia, that is metal. Garmin should supply a better quality product to protect and expensive investment.
Seems to be well made, and a good alternative to that provided with the Varia. I bought this for a second bike, but unfortunately did not realize it wouldn't fit until it arrived.
Giving 2 stars as it seems reasonable that Garmin should publish this information, rather than suggesting universal. And yes you may be thinking 34.9 is uncommon (which it generally is), but for titanium bikes it is not that rare.
Great option for the Varia but the side of the clamp where you tighten to the seat post sticks out just enough that my bib shorts would rub against it just enough to abrade the lycra. Will go back to the rubber band mount - not with ruining my shorts!