I got this free when I purchased the Garmin 500. Sweet. Works well. Needs a tork(star) shape screw driver to secure. Guess they think every bike rider has a tork driver the correct size. Glad I did.
I got this free with the purchase of the garmin edge 500, I figured I'd toss it in the drawer, I planned on purchasing the barfly, but after reading and viewing reviews, on the three leading out front computer mounts, garmin has one, barfly, and this sram one, the reviews favored the sram model, so I gave it a try, it's sturdy, light weight, and most importantly locks your garmin in place, it doesn't move, which is the most important thing you need. Who wants to spend 3 or more hundred in a computer, to only see it bouncing down the road. Yet you can remove it very easily with a turn. I mounted mine in 1 min, and haven't given the barfly a second thought. Great deal!
My mountain bike stem is too short for the standard Garmin Edge 200 mount but I don't want a gps on my handlebars to graze a branch, rock, or whatever a fall might bring. Solution? Flip this SRAM thingy backwards so the computer is just above the stem bolt but below the bar height, protection and a perfect line of vision. If my stem was a little longer, this extra expense wouldn't have been necessary but it looks pretty stealth mounted backwards. Go figure.
Despite tightening this quite well on it came use with 5 mins of starting my first run with the mount. Eventually lost the hex bolt that secures this on that ride. Love the elevated position in front of the handle bars. Had to replace the missing bolt with another screw and nut that works ok.
This SRAM Quickview Mount securely holds your Garmin where you can see it at a reasonable price. My only concern when ordering the SRAM Quickview was durability. With the Garmin computer being twisted in and out of the mount I was concerned that the interface would become worn and less secure. After one year of use the mount shows no signs of wear at the interface. The mount is on my road bike and I ride it at least 3 times a week. Also, very easy to install.
This mount does exactly what it should for a lot less than a Garmin mount. Only complaint would be you need a star wrench for installation rather than a normal allen wrench. Fortunately I had one, but not on my tool.
It gets the Garmin out front and center so that glancing down and getting a bit of info is just as easy at it sounds as I type this. Also, it takes such little real estate on the bar that it doesn't feel crowded when I have a light (or two) up there and I want to place my hands on the tops when climbing. Great product at a good price.