The Elemnt bolt is a fantastic bike computer and the Official Wahoo mount that comes with it is fantastic if you have modern, regular sized handlebars. What if your bars are larger or smaller? This is what happened to me and my solution
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About handlebar sizes and bikes that might have different size bar diameters
Some mountain bike bars have standardized on 35mm bars.
Why the Wahoo Mount will not work
Wahoo makes a great mount but it will only fit 31.8mm bars
If you bar size is not this modern standard you are out of luck.
Why Garmin Mounts will not Work
The mount is at a 90-degree angle from where it needs to be
The Garmin mount is slightly to narrow to fit the bolt computer.
Not sure why this happened, I think it has something to do with Garmin not making the 3d files of the mount available. It would have been a whole lot better if Garmin and Wahoo could use the same mounts.
Convert a Garmin Mount
This solution is nothing new and has been done since the Elemnt bike computer first came out.
Other Posts and Resources about converting Garmin mounts to Wahoo Mounts
If you do not want to modify your Garmin Mount then there is this option
Garmin to Wahoo Adapter
K Edge makes mounts for all types of bikes, computer, lights, and camera. They are located and all components are made in the USA out of Boise, Idaho.
For the Element Computers they have serveral options.
They will make options for 35mm mountain bike bars but not the smaller trek bars
K Edge Elemnt mounts with 35mm options
Wahoo Elemnt Mount
Wahoo Elemnt Combo Mount
The also have Several Stem Mount Options
- Gravity Cap: https://k-edge.com/shop/computer-mounts/wahoo-mounts/wahoo-gravity-cap/
- Adjustable Stem Mount: https://k-edge.com/shop/computer-mounts/wahoo-adjustable-stem-mount/
- Fixed Stem Mount: https://k-edge.com/shop/computer-mounts/wahoo-stem-mount/