Annual Holiday Season Sale
Happy Holidays! Bup Labs annual holiday sales are now underway between November 25, 2022 and January 1, 2023. Have a happy and safe holidays. Holiday closure dates: Bup Labs will be closed for a short period on the dates below. Orders can be placed, but won't be shipped on those dates. Dec. 24, 2022 through Dec. 25, 2022December 31, 2022 through January 1, 2023
USPS Rate Hike for the Holidays
The USPS implemented a temporary holiday shipping rate increase starting at 12:01 am ET Sunday, October 2, 2022 through 11:59 pm ET Sunday, January 22, 2023 for the peak holiday season. The USPS holiday rate increase will only impact domestic shipping products. International shipping rates will not change. Bup has not raised the flat rate pricing since 2020 despite the rate increases. Due to the amount of the recent rate hike, we will temporarily increase the flat rate price by $1 for normal packages ($5.99 to $6.99). Small item package flat rate will remain the same ($3.99). All other calculated pricing (for...
Garmin Varia RCT715 Challenges
The New RCT715 The new Garmin Varia RCT715 is Garmin's latest radar light introduced in May of 2022. It features the radar warning found on earlier models, includes a light similar to the previous RTL 510 and 515 models, and also includes a motion activated camera. This article outlines the challenges behind building a mount for the RCT715 and why we didn't have adapters immediately available for existing mounts. Mounting Interface The new RCT715 uses a completely new proprietary interface for mounting the radar light. It no longer uses the ubiquitous Garmin quarter turn connector. Instead, the stock mount is intended for...
Garmin Arm Mk II Improvements
Garmin Arm Mk II Improvements Broken quarter-turn inserts and disconnected Varia lights are a challenge for all Garmin Varia mounting options. These inserts are designed to be sacrificial, but can also weaken and break during normal use as well. At Bup Labs, we have grappled with this problem for years. Our mounts secure the Varia and prevent twist out, but they are still subjected to heavy loading depending on the bike and riding conditions. Bup's latest revolutionary design secures the Varia, prevents twist out, and removes the load from the insert. No other mount on the market does this. The Problem...