July 24, 2015
GoPro action cameras are becoming commonplace amongst cyclists. As they increase in popularity, it's not out of the question to see someone riding around with two, maybe three, affixed to their bike and person. If you've got a couple cameras, and are looking for a quick and easy solution to capturing multiple points of view, check out the MULE two camera GoPro mount.
The MULE mount allows you to attach two cameras facing opposite directions, which can be attached to your bike using zip ties, or tightened down with a single GoPro mount. Toss it on your fork bike trailer, or handlebars for two perspectives on your next ride. Since both cameras are attached to one piece of hardware, it's quick and easy to move them around mid-ride.
The bottom side of the mount has some rubber pads to help it hold tight to the frame, without scratching anything. I was pretty skeptical about the zip ties, but when cinched down tight, they don't budget at all, even with the weight of two cameras.
There are three MULE mount packages you can choose from. The basic package includes the mount only at $19.99, while an extra $5 will get you a pack of zip ties, and an additional $5 beyond that will also include a set of hook and loop fasteners.
TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling’s member services department. It appears once each month, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and offering advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh’s “Fine Tuned” column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.