GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Workshop tales, trials and disasters.
Maintenance tips, techniques and myths.
Technical discussion, description and outright lies

GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby themerlin » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:39 am

If you have a GOPRO then I would advise against using the handle bar mount, I was coming down clear mt Yesterday and the mount failed due to vibration.
The thing fell off at high speed, luckily the camera was OK but it took a while to find it because it bounced off road.

Anyway after reading up a little I have ordered a k-edge mount.
themerlin
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:34 am

by BNA » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:56 am

BNA
 

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby TraceyG » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:56 am

Yeah, we have had the same problem with GoPro mounts - three broken so far, one handle bar, one helmet and I can't remember the third but I am getting frustrated!
TraceyG
 
Posts: 287
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:06 pm

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby Summernight » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:34 pm

I think there was a running joke in the Video Camera thread as to how quickly the GoPro mount would fail on you. I used mine for 4 weeks before it failed. The K-edge mount has been faithful ever since (it has been months and still going strong). :D
User avatar
Summernight
 
Posts: 1636
Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:40 pm
Location: Melbourne

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby Carrots » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:43 pm

Handy to know given I only just bought one... Doh!

Any suggestions for mounts on the Giant Propel aero handle bars? The oval shape is going to be a headache!
User avatar
Carrots
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:50 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby find_bruce » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:45 pm

Mounting the camera at an angle can be particularly problematic for the mounts. In any event I would recommend a "lanyard" - a piece of string or fishing line works well.

For an alternate mount for oval handlebars, would this work for you ? It simply replaces the top cap on your steerer tube.

Image
Image
User avatar
find_bruce
 
Posts: 3720
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby Carrots » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:41 pm

find_bruce wrote:Mounting the camera at an angle can be particularly problematic for the mounts. In any event I would recommend a "lanyard" - a piece of string or fishing line works well.

For an alternate mount for oval handlebars, would this work for you ? It simply replaces the top cap on your steerer tube.

Image


Awesome, cheers!
User avatar
Carrots
 
Posts: 296
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:50 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby VRE » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:54 pm

I've been using the strap-on helmet mount for my 2 GoPros (Hero 1 and Hero 3) for years now, without problems. Can't comment on the other mount types, though, as I've never tried them.
User avatar
VRE
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:14 am
Location: Ringwood North, VIC, Australia

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby themerlin » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:39 am

It lasted 2.5 rides, and it would mounted under the handle bars. Looking forward to trying the k-edge this weekend for the GCFOC.
themerlin
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:34 am

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby themerlin » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:41 am

I think it's the high frequency vibration that kills the mounts on road bikes, I guess you don't get this on your head.

VRE wrote:I've been using the strap-on helmet mount for my 2 GoPros (Hero 1 and Hero 3) for years now, without problems. Can't comment on the other mount types, though, as I've never tried them.
themerlin
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:34 am

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:31 pm

K-Edge video quality should be better.

I have broken a K-Edge front mount, but it was because of a crash and I mounted it up (camera on top) rather than below which is recommended.
User avatar
AUbicycles
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9129
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am
Location: Sydney

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby petal665 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:49 am

My Gopro mounts are still unused on the box. K-edge is the way to go, very solid.
Image
petal665
 
Posts: 1506
Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:42 am
Location: Red Hill, Brisbane

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby themerlin » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:25 am

Yep the edge mount produces much better quality video!
themerlin
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:34 am

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:30 pm

Still waiting for mine to break.
User avatar
Mugglechops
 
Posts: 2362
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:51 pm
Location: Shoalhaven

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby themerlin » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:00 pm

A little video to compare the Video quality of the two mounts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbCkoj_eHvA
themerlin
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:34 am

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:17 pm

Summernight wrote:I think there was a running joke in the Video Camera thread as to how quickly the GoPro mount would fail on you. I used mine for 4 weeks before it failed. The K-edge mount has been faithful ever since (it has been months and still going strong). :D


Oiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii brudda!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoooop! :P :P


Gotta love the broken GoPro handlebar mount club :P
Image
User avatar
Lukeyboy
 
Posts: 2266
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 2:38 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby ctguru » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:52 am

themerlin wrote:If you have a GOPRO then I would advise against using the handle bar mount, I was coming down clear mt Yesterday and the mount failed due to vibration.
The thing fell off at high speed, luckily the camera was OK but it took a while to find it because it bounced off road.

Anyway after reading up a little I have ordered a k-edge mount.


K-edge are great, I snapped my gopro one after a week!
ctguru
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:34 pm

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:25 am

k-edge have released more mounts now so they are/can be capable of using other cameras besides GoPros. If you have the older models you can buy extension arms that utilise the GoPro mount.

New mount:
Image
Image
Extension mount:
Image
Image
Image
User avatar
Lukeyboy
 
Posts: 2266
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 2:38 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby find_bruce » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:53 am

Got tired of breaking the links, but too cheap to buy a k-edge. Have purchased an aluminium mount for $9.80
Image


and as an alternative a copy of the k-edge go big mount for $14.30
Image


Will see how they go
Image
User avatar
find_bruce
 
Posts: 3720
Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 8:42 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:08 pm

I found the k-edge to be too expensive for what they are (as a technical comparison with other equipment such as a cassette - although K-edge may be low production and thus higher priced).

The cheapies look interesting - especially considering the really poor quality of the screws that come with the k-edge.

Exciting to see the Sony Cam mount but... BUT I would recommend mounting upsidedown. It may mean rotating video 180 degrees (can't remember if the sony cam does this with its settings) but the aim is to get the camera further down below the handlebars such as you would with the Go Pro mount.
User avatar
AUbicycles
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 9129
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am
Location: Sydney

Re: GOPRO Handle bar mount warning

Postby darkelf921 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:19 pm

As someone who has had a mount break and almost lost my GoPro because of it, I now find K-Edge mounts to be worth their price.

USB key laniards and K-Edge mounts. I now swear by them. Yes they are expensive but so is a replacement GoPro and I have two mounted on my bike.
Image
My YouTube channel http://goo.gl/UlJrkN
User avatar
darkelf921
 
Posts: 370
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:03 pm


Return to The Shed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit