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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.
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.
|KOM Cycling Out Front Mount||Out Front Mount||Wahoo||Check Price|
|GUB Stem Top Cap Mount||Top Cap Mount||Wahoo||Check Price|
|Best Tek Stem Front Mount||Stem Front Mount||Wahoo||Check Price|
|Dymoece Two Bolt Out-front Mount||Two Bolt Out-front Mount||Wahoo||Check Price|
|Best Tek Stem Front Mount||Stem Front Mount||Garmin||Check Price|
|Dymoece Two Bolt Out-front Mount||Two Bolt Out-front Mount||Garmin||Check Price|
|K-EDGE Two Bolt Out-front Mount||Two Bolt Out-front Mount||Garmin or Wahoo||Check Price|
|K-EDGE Stem Adjustable Mount||Stem Mount||Wahoo||Check Price|
|Garmin Out Front Mount||Out Front Mount||Garmin||Check Price|
|Garmin TT Bar Mount||TT Bar Mount||Garmin||Check Price|
|Corki TT Mount||TT Bar Mount||Garmin or Wahoo||Check Price|
Bike Computer Mounts FAQ
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.