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Why Pay More?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by bikeman66, 1 Jan 2017.

  1. bikeman66

    bikeman66 Senior Member

    Isle of Wight
    Just bought a SRAM "out front" Garmin mount for the road bike from Wiggle.

    Although £10.99 is still a lot of money for a few grams of plastic and a T25 Torx bolt..........it sure as hell beats the £25-30 for the genuine Garmin one. A perfect fit on 31.8mm bars, and seems to provide a very secure hold for the Garmin itself.

    Mainly bought it in order to be able to mount the Garmin in such a way that the USB cable port is exposed, which will, in turn, allow me to plug in a powerbank when I do a 300km ride in June, which wasn't possible with the stem mounting.

    Not much else to say really. It's a bit of plastic, does the job, and it doesn't cost 10x what it should do.

    Saluki likes this.
  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I've bought out front mounts as cheap as £6. Why pay more?
  3. I've paid a quid for an out front mount, why pay more?
  4. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    I shoplifted an out front mount , why pay ?
  5. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I suppose if you let somebody else do the r&d it is easier to be cheaper.
    Slick likes this.
  6. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    I've crafted a front mount from wood found in the garden, why shop?
  7. They paid me 50 quid to take one of their out front mounts, they paid more.
  8. mark st1

    mark st1 Plastic Manc

    Leafy Berkshire
    I stole an out front mount attached to a team issue S Works Tarmac. Why pay more.
    Doug. and SpokeyDokey like this.
  9. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    I was given two of them, I need another three.
  10. wonderloaf

    wonderloaf Senior Member

    I paid £5 for one in Halfords, only thing wrong with it was the box was a bit tatty. Of course I then had to buy the GPS to go on it, so I guess I did pay more.
  11. Oxo

    Oxo Veteran

    West Yorkshire
    I got married. I've been paying more ever since.
  12. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

    I have a Zipp mount that is crap and i have to pad out the back of my Garmins to stop them shaking around .
    I paid more because i like stuff that doesn't work properly . :scratch:
    Bonus likes this.
  13. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Just wrap some cling film tightly around the whole unit, keeps all the rain and muck off it as well.
    Tin Pot likes this.
  14. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I am not sure if it is just a rumour, but I have heard that a non Garmin mount is more likely to cause the tabs in the back of the Garmin the sheer off. Personally, I have a mixture of Garmin, SRAM and eBay specials on my bikes, the Garmin mounts feel better and I am yet to break my device.
  15. OP

    bikeman66 Senior Member

    Isle of Wight
    Nice profile picture. Saw SLF in Portsmouth for the first time in 35 years last February. Absolutely First Class!
    Eddy likes this.