Etrex 20 bar mount.
Can any Etrex users recommend a bar mount?
I’ve browsed around and most look flimsy or the mount is too small for handlebars.
Or how do you mount yours?
Cheers.Posted 5 years ago
I use one of these for with my Etrex 3. They use zip ties so should fit most bars but I do find that they have the propensity to slip around the bars when things get a bit bumpy.Posted 5 years ago
I use same as pjay for my etrex 20…works fine although i tend to mount it to my top tube (although a bit of cut up inner tube between the bar and the mount/zipties did prevent movement when i did bar mount it. I also used reusable zipties so i could take the mount on and off easily)Posted 5 years ago
Make sure you secure the GPS to the above mount with a lanyard tied to the bars or something as they can separate when things get bumpy. Lost an etrex this way before.Posted 5 years ago
The official Garmin mount works fine for me. If you need to use a lanyard with it then you aren’t attaching the device properly. You need to give it a good hard shove to ensure it engages properly and locks into place.Posted 5 years ago
I use the garmin mount and I’ve added the lanyard as the device can fall out even if properly inserted.Posted 5 years ago
Cheap ebay ‘garmin’ mounts are rubbish. Genuine Garmin mounts c£15 don’t drop the GPS. Still use a lanyard though for peace of mind!
ymmvPosted 5 years ago
I use the official Garmin mount and it can and has come loose. Just because it works fine for some doesn’t mean it’s user error for others.Posted 5 years ago
Another here using the official garmin mount, with the same issue that it likes to go upside down when it gets bumpy…. ill try the inner tube round the mounting surface to see if that helps.
Lanyards.. I don’t use one, but I should, I’ve had it part company with the bike before in crashesPosted 5 years ago
Same as PJay. Genuine Garmin mount seems solid.Posted 5 years ago
Cheers, I’ll give the genuine one a go. Lanyard is a good shout, didn’t think of that, I’m all for belt and braces approach.Posted 5 years ago
Garmin for me too.
Although I do sometimes use the carabiner clip (garmin one) onto my camelbak straps occasionally but it’s irritating as it holds the garmin the correct way up which is the wrong way when you want to flip it up without unclipping it like a nurses watch.Posted 5 years ago
I use the same one as P-Jay but it does move around the bars on really bumpy stuff. It’s solid though.Posted 5 years ago
I do sometimes use the carabiner clip (garmin one) onto my camelbak straps occasionally but it’s irritating as it holds the garmin the correct way up which is the wrong way when you want to flip it up without unclipping it like a nurses watch.
I have the same mount and I get annoyed with its orientation too.Posted 5 years ago
The genuine Garmin mounts get loose over time – I’m using a lanyard and a rubber band nowPosted 5 years ago
My original Etrex packed up and was loose in the Garmin mount
I bought a factory-refurb Etrex and used the original mount. The new Etrex is secure in the old mount and so it seems to be the backplate that wears (I always thought that it was the mount)
I still use the lanyard thoughPosted 5 years ago
tish – drop me an email with your address, I have 2 of those in a drawer, I’ll post you one.Posted 5 years ago
You can add a few layers of insulating tape to the ETrex to help it click in more securely to the mount. Also less shaking which can cause GPS judder. Apparently.Posted 5 years ago
drjon solved his etrex bar mount a few weeks ago as posted on his blogPosted 5 years ago
this and it fits some spare batteries underneath and the screen is below it so no issues when flipped on to the bars
It is never ever coming out of that
Adapted an ebay Go pro mount to fit to bars that was about £2Posted 5 years ago
Cheers chowsh I’ll pop one overPosted 5 years ago
I’d go with Junkyards suggestion of a RAM mount.
I use one with my old Etrex and a similar one on my motorbike gps. Bombproof.Posted 5 years agotimba wrote:
The new Etrex is secure in the old mount and so it seems to be the backplate that wears (I always thought that it was the mount)
My Dakota got very loose after a while. I bought an Oregon and it works just fine. The Oregon has a much harder mount on the battery cover than the Dakota had, so I reckon you are correct.Posted 5 years ago
My etrex escaped the garmin mount on the verderers descent at FoD last thursday, went back but couldn’t find it 🙁
Despite the rubbish mount I’ve ended up ordering another one – albeit this time I’ve added OS mapping rather than OSM, and TOPO maps of europe.. any experiences of those?
Also in my learning from experience I’ve added a lanyard and screen protector for the new one!Posted 5 years ago
I now also use a loose cable tie which can be slipped over the bottom of the unit to further secure it.Posted 5 years ago
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