Where to Mount a Bike Computer? Check Out These 5 Ways

Where to mount a computer? Detail on my integrated cockpit with two bolt out front mount with a Garmin Edge 1030 Plus bike computer

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This article shows you the 5 most popular ways to mount a bike computer to your bike.

It covers standard, rounded handlebars and also the increasingly popular integrated cockpits that are not compatible with holders for rounded handlebars.

I also include a few tips on reliable bike computer mounts.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

1. Out Front Mount

The most popular way to mount a bike computer to a bike is by using an out front mount that’s often included in packing.

It is mostly compatible only with rounded handlebars (± 31.8mm diameter). If you have an integrated cockpit or handlebar of non-standardized diameter, you have to get a two bolt out front mount.

Sometimes, you have to tweak the position of your braking and shifting cables (check out the stem front mount if you won’t find a way around the cables).

But except for that, installation is easy. You just tighten the screw, attach your bike computer, and are good to go.

2. Stem Mount

Stem mounts are versatile because you can put them on a stem or handlebar. Their disadvantage is that the position of the bike computer won’t be ideal*.

*Depending on your preferred riding position.

Most manufacturers include stem mounts in packing. You attach them using rubber bands (Garmin) or cable zip ties (Wahoo).

3. Stem Front Mount

If your shifting and braking cables interfere with the out front mount and there is no way around them, or if you use a different handlebar diameter, stem front mount is the way to go.

These mounts are not compatible with integrated cockpits because they attach using the two stem bolts as you can see in the following pictures.

4. Two Bolt Out-Front Mount

Owners of integrated cockpits mostly use two bolt out front bike computer mounts.

They attach from the bottom part of your handlebar/stem using two bolts.

As you can see in the pictures below, this setup looks clean, minimalistic, and aero.

5. Stem Top-Cap Mount

This is the only bike computer mount type I haven’t tried yet. It cleverly leverages the stem top-cap as the attachment point.

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GUB Stem Top-Cap Mount for Wahoo

BONUS: 6. TT Handlebar Mount

If you are a time trialist, triathlete, or just enjoy riding with a TT handlebar, the best choice is to use a TT handlebar mount.

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Corki TT Mount
MountTypeCompatibilityBuy
KOM Cycling Out Front MountOut Front MountWahoo
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GUB Stem Top Cap MountTop Cap MountWahooCheck Price
Best Tek Stem Front MountStem Front MountWahooCheck Price
Dymoece Two Bolt Out-front MountTwo Bolt Out-front MountWahooCheck Price
Best Tek Stem Front MountStem Front MountGarminCheck Price
Dymoece Two Bolt Out-front MountTwo Bolt Out-front MountGarminCheck Price
K-EDGE Two Bolt Out-front MountTwo Bolt Out-front MountGarmin or WahooCheck Price
K-EDGE Stem Adjustable MountStem MountWahooCheck Price
Garmin Out Front MountOut Front MountGarminCheck Price
Garmin TT Bar MountTT Bar MountGarminCheck Price
Corki TT MountTT Bar MountGarmin or WahooCheck Price
List of bike computer mounts, types, and device compatibility.

Bike Computer Mounts FAQ

Summary

When mounting a bike computer to your bike, you have multiple options depending on your handlebar.

The out front mount is the most popular, but these mounts are not compatible with integrated cockpits, so you will need to buy another mount if it’s not included.

Which mount is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.

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