We invested in two cycling related Kickstarter projects after listening to a Cycling Tips podcast. There was a view on there that not a lot of any use comes out of Kickstarter (they were talking about cycling tools) and I thought that I’d try the Lumos Helmet and the Loop Mount.
Why the Loop Mount. We’ve already covered the superb Quadlock https://www.quadlockcase.co.uk/ and we thought ‘it’s so good, for someone to have researched the market, spent the time dong R&D and the development cost, this must be good!’ Prior to this current madness, I travelled to London three times per week and was using either hire Bromptons or one of the other bike-share rides. Having handlebar-mounted tech for directions is very handy at times and my thought was the the Loop Mount would be perfect for this.
It turns out that the Loop Mount is designed for people who want:
- A semi or permanent attachment to the bars of your main ride
- Not concerned about adding 128 grams of extra weight
- Attach a smart-phone easily and securely
All the details are here on the Loop Mount page https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/loop-mount-instant-bike-navigation#/ It costs less than the market-leading Quad Lock and it’s a very different product. Would we buy one again? No. Would we buy another Quad Lock? Yes. Don’t get us wrong – the Loop Mount is well designed from an engineering point of view and in my humble opinion, a product that isn’t needed.