Author Topic: Odd Ortlieb Handlebar Mounting  (Read 2972 times)

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Offline TimTyler

Odd Ortlieb Handlebar Mounting
« on: August 22, 2010, 12:38:43 pm »
I just purchased an Ortlieb Compact Bar Bag display model from my LBS. The bag was on the display rack mounted on an Ortlieb mount I did not recognize.

At my request, the shop offered me the option of buying the odd mount or the standard Ortlieb mount. I chose the odd mount since since I don't like the Ortlieb key-lock functionality, AND the cable system on this mount looks like it could last many many handlebar changes.

This mount tightens using just the two screws on the front of the mount. There are no screws on the bottom of the mount.

Anybody seen one of these before? Is it an old-style or a beta style that never went public?

I'm curious if this mount is as strong as the standard mount too.


Offline John Nelson

Re: Odd Ortlieb Handlebar Mounting
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 08:00:58 pm »
It's also odd that it wraps around only the bars and not the stem. I'd be a bit concerned that it might sag. But it does have the distinct advantage that you can remove the bars from the stem without removing the mount.

Offline Tourista829

Re: Odd Ortlieb Handlebar Mounting
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 10:39:28 pm »
I would contact Ortlieb directly (800) 649-1763 or (253) 833-3939  Email:
I am sure they can help you. You can also wedge something into the clamps to tighten up the mount.
Does the bag lock into place correctly? If not pass. If they can't help contact you, then contact The Bike Big Shop 800-717-2596
928.226.0294 (local)