Garmin "In Front" (cheap) alternative found..

springtide9
springtide9 Posts: 1,731
edited October 2013 in Road general
Looks similar to the K-Edge, but a lot cheaper....

http://superstar.tibolts.co.uk/product_ ... cts_id=815
Simon

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  • Ride hard
    Ride hard Posts: 389
    Good spot.

    I've bought quite a few bits off these guys in the past and it's been good quality.
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  • kfm2773
    kfm2773 Posts: 19
    Well spotted. Just placed an order. :D
  • murf1480
    murf1480 Posts: 117
    As anybody used there wheels.
  • brearley
    brearley Posts: 165
    Also just ordered along with a chain catcher :D
  • Ride hard
    Ride hard Posts: 389
    murf1480 wrote:
    As anybody used there wheels.

    I haven't bought a complete wheel from them, but I did buy their Switch Evo hubs a few years ago for a hybrid I had at the time. The hubs were good and I had no problems in around 9000+ miles of use. The freehub was fairly quiet (which is what I like), however, I remember that some people said they had problems with the hubs (pawls failing to engage ), but as I say, mine were perfect.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,383
    murf1480 wrote:
    As anybody used there wheels.

    Yep, Stans Arch EX on Superleggera hubs with CX Ray Spokes

    They re very very good indeed! Plus if they go out of true you can return them for a free service! (although I suspect the cost of packaging a wheel and sending it is as much as your LBS will charge anyway but...).

    Superstar are pretty much the "go to" place for handbuilt MTB wheels in the uk now, kinda like Merlin Cycles used to be
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  • philbar72
    philbar72 Posts: 2,229
    be careful folks, alloy garmin mounts and plastic garmin tabs don't mix, had 2 from the club turn up to a hill climb with partially populated alloy mounts and no sign of garmins!
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Looks very much like the Sram offering.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271283790108
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  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    redvee wrote:
    Looks very much like the Sram offering.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271283790108


    the SRAM mount is all plastic, apart from the bolt anyway. the superstar mount looks good, the plastic mount should prevent the tabs on the garmin's being sawn off. plus it seems you can alter the distance to the bars.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,383
    I found the SRAM one very cheap and got that - have to say it's pretty good. But then all it has to do is sit there and not move so...
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  • matt-h
    matt-h Posts: 847
    philbar72 wrote:
    be careful folks, alloy garmin mounts and plastic garmin tabs don't mix, had 2 from the club turn up to a hill climb with partially populated alloy mounts and no sign of garmins!
    hasn't the Edge out front mount now changed to this design?

    matt
  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    I got our SRAM mounts for £15 from fudge cycles last Jan.
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  • 11 quid is dirt cheap for a CNC machined mount, i,d have one but for the fact ive made my own bespoke mount.
  • springtide9
    springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    Have you seen what happens if you buy cheap SRM mounts for the sake of saving 10 quid?

    Oh yeah that's right, you end up with an unusable £500 box of wires

    I think the point is that Superstar C are known to provide far more technical components than a Garmin mount - and are highly regarded in these components.

    Looking at the design it looks pretty good to me.. so very doubt that you'll end up 'with a £500 box of wires'.
    The original Garmin mount with those bands works well even off-road - so hardly think it's rocket science to get it right.
    Simon
  • matt-h
    matt-h Posts: 847
    the original Garmin mount is not good off road. i lost my 800 that way. fortunately the girl about a mile behind found and gave it back when we went to look for it.
    never had the same problem with k-edge and i have crashed with the mount and Garmin staying in place.
    i will hold back on the Supastar one until more people have tried it

    Matt
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    philbar72 wrote:
    be careful folks, alloy garmin mounts and plastic garmin tabs don't mix,

    The Superstar mount is alloy with what looks to be a plastic insert for the Garmin to sit in.

    Garmin-mount.jpg
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