The Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter kit for Pioneer SGX-CA500 cycling computers is a great accessory for Pioneer Pedaling Monitor System owners and HD Power metric enthusiasts.
Speedfil allows you to use your Pioneer SGX-CA500 cycling computer with an existing Garmin Mount on your (training) bike or use it with some Triathlon specific hydration solutions based on a Garmin mount.
Design of Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter for Pioneer SGX-CA500
You can read on the Speedfil product page the following description:
“Turn any existing Garmin Quarter Turn computer mount into a Pioneer SGX-CA500 computer mount using this kit.”
Maximum dimensions of the Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter are 46 mm x 36 mm x 20 mm (L x W x H), while the total weight is 10 grams. The used material is Nylon66, which is the hard and strong reinforced plastic.
The Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter consists of two plastic parts (the main Garmin adapter and a locking part), in addition to a bolt and nut that keeps the adapter kit firmly pressed onto the Pioneer SGX CA-500 cycling computer. In the picture above you can see the different parts, but the nut is hidden in the left plastic part. 🙂
Installation Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter for Pioneer SGX-CA500
The installation of the Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter for Pioneer SGX-CA500 is a three step process:
- Slide the main part of the Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter on the backside of Pioneer SGX-CA500;
- Put the plastic locking-hook-part in place (see picture above);
- Tighten the bolt with ease and make sure not to over-tighten it !
Above a picture of the assembly / installation process just after step 1. The black locking hook and bolt are below the Pioneer SGX-CA-500 cycling computer.
The picture above shows the fully installed Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter for Pioneer SGX-CA500 in a side view. As you can see some height/thickness is added on the backside of the cycling computer. However in practice and on my road-bike I don’t have any discomfort from that.
The Garmin Mount is situated in the center of the Pioneer SGX-CA500, so it will perfectly align with the center of the Pro Bikegear Vibe stem and Viber Mount.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
I’m a huge Pioneer power meter fanboy. Until now I used the Pioneer SGX-CA500 with a K-Edge mount for this cycling computer.
However I ride a lot with my hands around the center of the handlebar. So I wanted the very cool Garmin Edge Mount Viber for my PRO Bikegear Vibe Stem. This Garmin Mount is locked between face-plate and Vibe Stem, resulting in a clean handlebar. 🙂
The price-point of the Speedfil Garmin Mount Adapter kit is € 25,– which expands the options of computer mounts significantly. I’ve purchased mine over here at tri-sports.nl
The price-point is not very cheap for “a plastic adapter piece”, and everyone has to decide if it is worth the investment. However if you can reuse another Garmin mount, instead of buying a new Pioneer (K-Edge) holder, than this is probably the cheapest solution.
In other words you can use the Pioneer SGX-CA500 with a wide variety of Garmin computer mounts. If you are a triathlete than you should certainly check out the Speedfil Hydration systems.