Specialized SWAT Gen 3 Mount for Garmin Varia


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Mount your Garmin Varia light or GoPro compatible device to your Specialized SWAT equipped saddle where it is the most visible, and where it won't interfere with your saddlebag!

This is our new 3rd Generation direct mount option for Specialized SWAT  equipped saddles (see pictures).  The mount is designed to securely position a Garmin Varia or camera for optimal visibility and operation.


Made in USA

Compatibility Features
  • Specialized saddles with SWAT screw inserts
  • Garmin Varia RTL500. RTL510, RTL515, RVR315, Garmin Varia Rearview
  • GoPro compatible cameras weighing up to 150g (1/3 lb)
  • Lightweight (38g) and aerodynamic
  • Securely attached - cannot be removed without tools
  • Mounts the Varia ~22 mm (~7/8 in) from the mounting screws
  • Extend the mount point with common GoPro extensions
  • Rubber ring prevents Varia twist out from side-to-side motion
  • Uses locknuts and nylon patch screws to prevent loosening
  • Included v2 safety tether ensures your device stays with your bike
  • Compatible with standard GoPro straight extensions (optional)


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.

3rd Generation Improvements

Based on user feedback we moved the mount point back towards the saddle and lowered it by 25 mm (1 in). This increases the leg over clearance and makes it less likely to catch the mount when mounting and dismounting the bike. Gen 3 vs Gen 2 positioning
Nyloc screws and locknuts Based on community feedback, we replaced the mounting screws with Nyloc screws with a built in threadlocker. We also replaced the neck nut with a locknut. All screws are now heavier cap head screws making them much harder to strip and easier to tighten. These changes eliminate the need for messy threadlockers while preventing screw loosening.
The new Garmin arm paired with the SWAT mount moves the center of gravity below the rotational point. This means the Varia applies less torque on the quarter-turn insert and will be less likely to rotate under heavy impacts. Garmin arm CG changes

Saddle Compatibility

To check if your saddle has a Specialized SWAT interface, look on the bottom of the saddle for two threaded holes as shown in the picture.  If they are there, this direct mount will work with your saddle.  If not, look at the Anatra clamp on option instead.

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.

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