GoPro released a handlebar seatpost mount called GoPro Ride Hero, which can be clamped to any bar, no matter if it is square, round or otherwise. It just has to be from 0.75 to 1.4 inches – something really standard and common for most bicycles and motorcycles. But don’t worry, if you have a larger bar, you can buy the GoPro Roll Bar Mount, which is designed for 1.4 to 2.5 inches.
Like every other GoPro accessory, the Ride Hero does well its job and purpose and it is like a slightly smaller version of the GoPro Roll Bar Mount. As we mentioned it earlier, most bicycles and motorcycles have bar with diameter between 0.75 and 1.4 inches, so with the Ride Hero you can find a lot of mounting options and locations – from frame parts and handlebars to racks and rails.
For more interesting point and angle of view, you can even mount the Ride Hero upside down or in reverse. If you saw or used the GoPro Roll Bar Mount, you should know that the handlebar seatpost mount lacks the rubber dampener, which reduces the vibrations, so expect some more annoying vibrations and sounds on your footage with the Ride Hero.
We are not quite sure why from GoPro decided to dump the vibration dampener, but it is something we can count as a big con. But if you are creative type of person, you will find a way to add your own vibration dampening. If you aren’t, a tip from us – cut a piece of cloth and wrap it on the bar and then attach the Ride Hero mount – this equals reduced vibration.
Because the rubber vibration dampening isn’t available, the handlebar seatpost mount can’t be secured that well and for bars under 0.75 inches of diameter, you will have a problem with the mounting.
But nevertheless, the GoPro Ride Hero is an accessory that can open a whole new world of video shooting opportunities and unique points of view for you. Overall, this is one impressive product, which totally deserves the asked price.
For the pros of the handlebar seatpost mount we can mention the universal mount, which can be used on variety of bar diameters from 0.75 to 1.4 inches with every form – from round, square to even more odd ones. The Ride Hero is quite easy to screw and unscrew from the different sizes of bars and the mounting of the GoPro camera is very easy too.
From negative side, we have no rubber vibration dampener and a problem with mounting the Ride Hero on some smaller sizes bars.
In the set there are the handlebar seatpost mount and one three-way adjustable pivot arm, both made from polycarbonate with stainless steel bolts and nuts.