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MilesG813
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by MilesG813

WheresWaldo wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:15 pm
Butcher wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:58 pm
DC Rainmaker is really off the mark on his review. It's not a social media camera and that is not the main purpose of it. I know the marketing team had to hype it up so I suspect that is why there is some mention of it in the sales hype. I have tried the app and yes, it's cumbersome but as I have mentioned in the past, the lawyers and insurance will figure out how to use it. My wife will appreciate what information is stores. The only thing I am looking at after a ride is the data, not the video.

Mine acts just like my older first gen RTL510. Someone mentioned that it picks up riders if they are coming up from behind. I would agree with this. It seems to be a bit more sensitive than my older one. The mount is certainly heavy duty and I suspect someone will come up with something more to my liking later. I would prefer to get this off my seat post and on the saddle where it belongs.
@Butcher
When I got the mount for the 715 and noticed how bulky and cumbersome it is I had to do something to make it more palatable for cyclists that want to mount it on saddles or on the Trek seap post light mount. I already have mount adapters for Bontrager Blender, Specialized SWAT, Shimano Pro and the Trek thing that snaps onto the seat clamp. I call it a mount adapter because it is too difficult and not cost effective to model Garmin's mounting mechanism and you take the two screws from the back of the mount and then attach it to the adapter (uses a T9 Torx headed bolt). Then the Garmin mount become a direct mount to those saddles. If you look at the 3D printed mounts thread I already posted pictures of a real world RCT715 on the Trek Seat Post Light Mount. I have a 27.2 mm mount adapter coming and I can post pictures of it too.

So you really don't need to wait for Saddle mounts to show up. They will have to come from 3rd parties as Garmin will never make one. I wouldn't hold my breathe for those 3rd parties to make the complete mount as the new 715 mount actually has moving parts.
My Fizik Antares Versus Evo Adaptive has a spot on the back where the Fizik name plate clicks into it, do you think something could be designed to use that spot to secure the 715 mount to?
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by ms6073

MilesG813 wrote:
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:18 pm
My Fizik Antares Versus Evo Adaptive has a spot on the back where the Fizik name plate clicks into it, do you think something could be designed to use that spot to secure the 715 mount to?
Although the company does not offer one currently, I suspect if you keep an eye on Bup Labs, they will have one soon.
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MilesG813
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by MilesG813

ms6073 wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2022 9:23 pm
MilesG813 wrote:
Wed Aug 24, 2022 6:18 pm
My Fizik Antares Versus Evo Adaptive has a spot on the back where the Fizik name plate clicks into it, do you think something could be designed to use that spot to secure the 715 mount to?
Although the company does not offer one currently, I suspect if you keep an eye on Bup Labs, they will have one soon.
I appreciate the link, looks like exactly what I am looking for is in the works!
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WheresWaldo
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by WheresWaldo

I have been working on RCT715 mounts and have a few available as well as the first one for the Specialized SL7 seat post, http://shpws.me/TdNN. Nothing for Fizik as I stopped doing mouints for their integrated saddle mount over a year ago.

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by Butcher

Now only if I can get SL7.

I get that the saddle mount may be difficult to design, but you have one client waiting if you can come up with a good one.
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by req110

WheresWaldo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:26 pm
I have been working on RCT715 mounts and have a few available as well as the first one for the Specialized SL7 seat post, http://shpws.me/TdNN. Nothing for Fizik as I stopped doing mouints for their integrated saddle mount over a year ago.
Any chance you have picture of sl7 with this mount, for example from your customer?
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by WheresWaldo

req110 wrote:
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:24 pm
WheresWaldo wrote:
Wed Aug 31, 2022 3:26 pm
I have been working on RCT715 mounts and have a few available as well as the first one for the Specialized SL7 seat post, http://shpws.me/TdNN. Nothing for Fizik as I stopped doing mouints for their integrated saddle mount over a year ago.
Any chance you have picture of sl7 with this mount, for example from your customer?
Nothing yet, but I ask almost every time. People just tend to forget when everything works like it is supposed to.

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