Mount Arm Kit (SE) for Garmin Varia Radars (extended reach, includes tether)

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This kit requires a compatible BUP mount base.

The Standard-Extended (SE) Model sits higher and farther from the saddle for more saddle bag clearance without extensions.

This add-on mount arm kit uses the standard quarter-turn connector used by all models of Varia radars except the RCT715 (See Garmin RCT715 kit). This kit includes everything needed to attach your Varia to the supported mount bases. Includes a safety tether kit.


    Compatibility Features
    • Garmin Varia models:
      • RTL500
      • RTL510
      • RTL515
      • RVR315
    • Rated for devices that weigh up to 150g (1/3 lb)
    • GoPro slotted connector
    • Compatible Mounts:
      • All Bup Mounts except Topeak MTX
    • Lightweight (14g) and aerodynamic
    • Uses an OEM quarter-turn insert
    • Places the Varia ~25 mm (~1 in) in away from the mount connector
    • Includes a rubber ring to prevent twist out
    • Includes a safety tether kit to ensure the Varia stays with the bike

    INTENDED USE

    Usage rating 

    This component is intended for use with bicycles used on paved or relatively smooth unpaved surfaces. It can be used with electric bikes up to class 3. ASTM International standard F2043-13.


    Features of the Garmin Varia SE Arm

    BUP quarter-turn insert comparison

    Our quarter-turn inserts are the same as the Garmin OEM quarter-turn inserts. These inserts are thicker and harder to flex but unfortunately much more expensive to manufacture. That is why virtually all 3rd party computer and Varia mounts on the market use  these inexpensive inserts with two holes for flat head screws. They are thinner and, as we learned, more prone to failure.

    Our mount arms have a tab at the bottom of the arm to brace the Varia and limit the torque on the quarter-turn. This has a greater affect on the RTL 510 and 515 due to their length and offset battery weight. While inserts are sacrificial, this design feature also helps to lengthen the life of the insert. BUP mount arm pressure tab
    Safety tether with arm The arm places the pivot point behind the Varia. This provides more space behind the Varia for saddle bags but it is more susceptible to rotation than the TC arm kit.

    All BUP mounts are manufactured and hand assembled in the USA

    Patent # US D902,014 S, D893,285 S


    The Garmin Varia, GoPro, saddle bag, and saddle are shown for illustrative purposes only and are not included.

    This product is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with GoPro Inc. or its products and services. GoPro, HERO and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc..

    This product is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Garmin Inc. or its products and services. Garmin, Varia and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Garmin, Inc.

    Usage rating 

    This mount is intended for use with bicycles used on paved or relatively smooth unpaved surfaces. Our mounts can be used with electric bikes up to class 3. ASTM International standard F2043-13.

     

    BUP Shark Tooth (ST)

    What makes the Shark Tooth design different?

    • ST Mounts use toothed connections to prevent slipping.
    • Connections are very rugged and more than 3x thicker than GoPro type connections.
    • Very easy to assemble using the provided thread locking screws.
    • Eliminates the variations in GoPro like slot fitments for a more secure connection.

    |---- Space ----|

    • Our mounts move the device down and rearward to increase spacing.
    • Bup mount positioning creates more leg over clearance for easier mounts and dismounts.
    • Leaves more than enough room for most small/medium and even some large bags.
    • Optional extensions can provide even more space when needed!

    Safety is not an afterthought

    • Safety band prevents twist out release from impacts, aggressive riding, opportunistic theft, and accidents.
    • Safety bands will not interfere with, or mute, radar range or operation.
    • New elastic safety tethers are thin and exactly the same as the Garmin OEM computer tether.
    • Heavy duty safety tethers are provided with kits for heavier devices such as a GoPro or Garmin Varia RCT715.

    Shark Tooth Grip

    One huge benefit of the new Shark tooth design is preventing device rotation. Standard action camera connectors typically suffer from rotation under loading which requires overtightening the screw to overcome the rotation. Overtightening can eventually lead to damage or failure.

    ST mounts use just one thread locking screw for easy assembly. Just tighten normally and it is locked in place. Easy peasy.

    Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

    Radar and a GOOD camera? Yes please! Extra room for big saddle bags? Yes please! Pick one or the other? Nope! Bup horizontal mount arms provide a huge amount of space below the saddle AND the option to run two devices at once!

    Garmin

    Compatibility

    Besides being able to use all major brands of radars, our ST mount arms can be converted from one brand's radar to another. Switching between Garmin Varia and Magene require nothing more than unscrewing the insert and moving a few plugs. Conversion from Garmin or Magene to Bryton (or vice versa) is almost as easy with an extra insert (sold separately).

    Magene

    Quality

    Our mounts bases and arms are 3D printed with state-of the-art bioplastic materials using the most technologically advanced machines in the world. Even small injection molded items, such as the quarter-turn inserts, are top-of-the-line and as good or better than the OEM part.

    Image: Cutaway of Bup quarter-turn insert on the left compared to the common import mount variety on the right.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our mounts are made from a new state-of-the-art material called bio-plastic that is derived from plants instead of petroleum. It is stronger than traditional plastic and able to withstand repeated impacts better. Some components are made from injection molded plastic or steel.

    We source all raw materials, manufacture the primary components, assemble, and package the products in the United States. Some accessory items or minor components are imported (noted in the product details).

    We currently ship within the U.S., most U.S. territories, and Canada. Please see the international shipping page for more details.

    All BUP mounts are manufactured and hand assembled in the USA

    Patent # US D902,014 S, D893,285 S


    The Garmin Varia, Bryton radar, Magene radar, GoPro, saddle bag, and saddle are shown for illustrative purposes only and are not included.

    This product is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with GoPro Inc. or its products and services. GoPro, HERO and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GoPro, Inc..
    This product is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Garmin Inc. or its products and services. Garmin, Varia and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Garmin, Inc.
    This product is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Magene Inc. or its products and services. Magene and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Magene, Inc.
    This product is not affiliated with, endorsed by or in any way associated with Bryton Inc. or its products and services. Bryton and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bryton, Inc.