SRAM on Friday announced plans to sell a QuickView Computer Mount that works with Garmin Edge computers on road, mountain and cyclocross bikes. The 20g mount is made of hybrid composite, and uses stainless steel T25 bolts.
With the mount, a Garmin Edge 200, 500 or 800 computer is held securely in front of the bar. With an offset design, the computer sits directly in front of a stem on a road bike. Also, you can mount it in the other direction for a mountain bike so the computer sits behind the bar.
SRAM says the mount is "vibration and slip free."
The mount will be available in December for $20/£12.50/€18.
SRAM purchased the power meter company Quarq in 2011, and the technology was integrated into a SRAM 2012 Red crank. However, unlike other power meter players SRM and CycleOps, SRAM doesn't have its own head unit, so its sponsored teams and many riders use a Garmin computer, which can pull in power meter data on the ANT+ frequency.
Regardless of the power meter story, many riders enjoy riding with GPS these days, and an off-the-bar mount for Garmin and other computers — especially at the price — will likely be a welcome addition to SRAM's product suite.