KOM Cycling’s CM06 out-front GPS device mount is available as a mount only or in a kit, as tested, which includes the optional, removable GoPro or compatible accessory fitting that can be fixed below. It’s smart, solid, and offers great versatility for a reasonable price.
Out-front mounts have become standard equipment for many cyclists, and unless your one-piece handlebar and stem comes with an integrated, proprietary mount, this KOM one is a very good option.
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The mount comes in one length, in this black finish, or a carbon effect that might appeal to some. KOM Cycling says it’s compatible with all Garmin or Wahoo units, including the Edge 1030 and Elemnt.
Whether you buy just the mount or the kit, you get interchangeable disc inserts for Garmin and Wahoo devices. You can also buy spare accessory mounts, replacement disc inserts and more.
Rubber shims are provided to allow the mount to fit handlebars of 25.4mm, 31.8mm and 35mm diameters. They’re the same width as the clamp, so remain fairly inconspicuous, and when the clamp bolt is tightened, they hold the mount and your accessories rock steady. Your handlebar does need to have 14mm of space to fit it, which isn’t usually a problem unless you have an aero bar, where the central round portion is little more than stem width. The handlebar mount, including one disc, a shim and the GoPro mount, weigh in at just 65g.
The Garmin and Wahoo disc inserts are easy to swap, if necessary, and my Garmin Edge 830 fitted positively with the usual quarter turn.
The 830 is smaller than some and leaves more of the mount visible, sitting further from the bar than it could. Some proprietary mounts have alternate sizes to keep devices close to the handlebar, but the KOM has more length, measuring 84mm from the centre of the handlebar to the device mount’s centre. That might bother some, but personally, as long as my Garmin’s top is horizontal, and level with the top of the handlebar, I’m happy, and in this respect the KOM mount succeeds.
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Throughout testing on my usual broken roads and over gravel and woodland trails, I didn’t notice any significant vibration from the KOM mount. Whenever I glanced at the GPS data it was as clear as it could be, and certainly better than a few other plastic GPS mounts I’ve used over the years. I mostly use K-Edge mounts, and apart from the broader mounting footprint of the KOM, their stiffness in use is comparable.
I don’t own a GoPro, but do have a couple of front lights with the same finned mounting. The removable undermount uses the same quarter-turn fit and release action as the GPS, so once your accessory is fixed to the mount, it can be fitted to the bike in seconds, which