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    sk_tle is offline VSalonistas
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    Default mounting an action camera for CX races

    Hi,

    I've recently purchased an action camera. A Rollei Bullet. It is nowhere near as good as a go pro hd but it does decent quality footage. Being slow and not well trained, I would like to do some films in the next CX races as a reward for my team sponsor. However one of my teammate launched both is garmin and go pro hero while trying to follow me in a gravel descent in the alps two months ago. Both plastic mounts broke. Granted we were really going fast with our standard road bikes with 23mm tubulars and the road was really bad with a lot of holes. My frames fd mount broke the next ride but I bet the same could happen for the camera mounts in a cx race.

    I tried commuting with the helmet mount but couldn't mount it at the center of the helmet. I didn't like the feeling of an unbalanced helmet with more weight on one side.

    I'm currently considering mounting it with a small layer of foam core and duct tape for the races but I'm not sure I should mount it on top of the helmet or the stem. Where and how do you mount your action camera ?

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    Default Re: mounting an action camera for CX races

    watch the footage on this blog: Until the Snow Ends

    chainstay cam is pretty sweet, as long as there are people behind you. I've used the standard handlebar mount from gopro (on my stem) with mostly good results in cx races. it did break though when riding some extra rough trails. luckily i was able to find it after backtracking for a quarter mile.

    i have no idea about your camera, but i'd think you could secure it well enough if you are creative.

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    Default Re: mounting an action camera for CX races

    Thanks for the link !

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    Default Re: mounting an action camera for CX races

    Feisol makes a rock solid mount for bicycle handlebars in 25.4 and 31.8. You just need to have the standard threaded fitting on the bottom of your camera. If you need a ball head, Giotto makes a mini-ball head that is as durable and well-made as the regular sized ones, though I think you'd be better off mounting directly.
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    Default Re: mounting an action camera for CX races

    I think K Edge makes some pretty sweet mounting parts. They may be worth looking at.
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    Default Re: mounting an action camera for CX races

    Put it on a length of string and drag it from one of your handlebar ends or something like that.

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