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Trail Rail Mounting Systems: GPc CAMERA HANDLEBAR MOUNT Review

Posted by RL Policar On December - 13 - 2012

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Not too long ago we received the Trail Rail GoPro mount to test on the site.
Trail Rail GPC Mount Review
Specs:

$124.00

The most asked for at InterBike2011. This is a solid mounting system to get those awesome trail photos when used with a GO PRO camera system!

SYSTEM Includes:
-(1) TRUV MOUNT
-(1) HB RING RAIL – (31.8MM STANDARD RING SIZE, OTHER SIZES AVAILABLE, SEE BELOW)
-(1) C Link Adapter

TECHNICAL INFO:

DIAMETER SIZES:
HB RING RAIL ALSO AVAILBLE IN THE FOLLOWING SIZES:
-19mm (.750″)
-25.4mm (1.00″)
-30.1 (1.187″)
-31.8mm (1.252″)
-32.4mm (1.275″)
-IF YOU WOULD LIKE ONE OF THE ABOVE SIZES, RATHER THAN THE 31.8 STANDARD SIZE, PLEASE INDICATE THE DESIRED SIZE ON THE DROP DOWN BOX BELOW.

NEOPRENE ID’s: The above is lined with neoprene for vibration dampening and an enhanced no scratch fit. Please see our FAQ section for more information on diameter sizes, application and use.

RAIL SPECIFICATIONS: Standardized .600” RAIL
MATERIAL: Aluminum 6061-T
FINISH: MIL-STD-8625 Class II, Black & Sealed

The GPc mount has 3 rail mounting settings. What you see is set in the middle. You can also see the other adjustment screws to customize your camera’s angle.
go pro mount

Fully mounted on a 31.8 handle bar. Other sizing is available such as 19mm,25.4mm, 30.1mm and 32.4mm.
trail rail gpc mount review

One thing I noticed right away was how well built the mount is. It’s made with Aluminum 6061…heck some of my mountain bike frames are made with that same grade!
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Let’s get down to the nitty gritty, when I first saw this mount I immediately thought that this was a bad idea just because I’ve seen how the stock GoPro mount(the one that comes with it) works…all it does is vibrate and you can’t really get a great video because the camera is shaking so much from the terrain you’re riding on. With that in mind, I mounted it on my bike to see how it the video will turn out. To my surprise, the Trail Rail GPC Camera Handlebar Mount kept the GoPro steady enough where you don’t see it vibrating! I’ve even compiled a short video to show you how smooth the video comes out.

I was pretty impressed with how well this mount worked. As long as I installed it properly on my bar, it never budged. However, I do have one complaint. During my tests, one of the mounting screws came lose. So I thought, why don’t they make it so it has some sort of nyloc or even a dab of blue Loctite in the threads to prevent the screws from coming out. Other than that, I was extremely happy with the mount and would highly recommend it to people who own GoPros.

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