Top positive review
A must have for non-traditional placement of your Contour camera
on October 26, 2012
I picked up a Contour camera for three reasons... I ride my bike to work thru NY City traffic, I will be going skydiving in the spring and I was repelling down a 500 foot high building in NY City for charity. All three were things I wanted on video but, since I needed three different helmets for the three different uses, a helmet mount wouldn't be practical for me.
I ride a recumbent bicycle with under seat steering. As such, I don't have traditional handlebars to mount the camera on with the included mounts. In addition, with this type of bike, your feet are pretty far forward (you can see this here under Grasshopper FX:[...]) which limits where you can mount a camera unless you want a whole lot of legs and feet in your video! I wanted to mount it at the bottom of the fork holding the front tire which required a more customizable mount. This mount did everything I wanted and did it easily and quickly.
The strap is VERY easy to get in place and locks on with just a little effort as you may need to pull the strap to get the hole lined up. Once it is on, there was no movement at all. I have hit NY City potholes and it hasn't jarred the positioning of the camera one bit. The camera slides on and off easily and you can rotate with just a push of the locking mechanism to open the movement and again to lock it back into place.
When I did the repel down the building, I had to use the helmet of the company that ran the event due to insurance reasons. They had plenty of mounts for GoPro cameras, but nothing for the Contour. Not a problem. I took the smaller strap and was able to put it through the holes in the helmet which locked it in place.
All in all, if you need a non-traditional mount for your Contour, this is a great choice. It is inexpensive, flexible in its use and good solid quality.