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Mounting (rubber) bands suspiciouly short-lived
on November 10, 2015
First off the product description currently says these mounts are for 1-inch handlebars, but the packages I received had 2 different sizes of bands included for each mount, the smaller pair for 1-inch bars, the larger pair for oversize 1-1/8-inch bars. Between the various bikes in my stable I've used both sizes with the same results as noted below.
As far as function goes, these mounts are easy to install, and function pretty well. Until you take into account, as other reviewers have noted, the included mounting rubber bands start breaking quickly. Luckily I noticed this before I ended up losing my GPS (Garmin Edge 200), as one band can break and the mount will stay on the bike (the mount uses 2 bands), and if the second band breaks while riding, you'll have a lost GPS if you're not careful. And a broken band is easy to overlook if you've got the mount strapped to a black surface like on your bar tape...
Funny thing is, the 2 mounts that originally came included with my GPS are still working perfectly w/no signs of wear on the rubber bands they came with. They've even been moved around to several other bikes with no problems (I have 10+ bikes in my stable, the reason I need so many GPS mounts). So taking into account my original mounts are still going strong after 3 years use, and these recently-purchased bands are ALL broken now rendering these extra mounts useless, I'd strongly doubt these are genuine.