Cero Helium Garmin Mount review

Cero is not the first brand to spring to mind when it comes to handlebar Garmin mounts, but it has done a good job here

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great mount for a good price. Holds most if not all Garmin Edge computers securely without any bar slippage either. A small downside for those weight weenies, it is slightly heavier than other rival mounts.

For
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    Good looks

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    Robust

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    No slippage

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    Heavy compared to rivals

With cycle computers now generally bigger in size compared to the old-school devices of 10 years ago, added to the fact that not everyone will use a 120mm stem or bigger, buying an out-front mount makes perfect sense to declutter your stem and handlebar area.

>>> Garmin Edge computers: everything you need to know

The Cero Helium is a good solution in a crowded market. It’s easy to fit with one bolt holding it in place on a 31.8mm sized handlebar. It’s designed to open while still attached on one side of the mount, which makes it easy to fit compared to two-bolt options. Two-bolt mounts can be fiddly to fit, often needing a third hand to hold it all in place!

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The Cero Helium Garmin mount also doesn’t use extra pads or rubber strips to stop it slipping – it's all attached within the mount itself. On pretty bumpy potholed roads I experienced no slippage, even when using a slightly older and heavier Garmin Edge 810.

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It’ll fit any Garmin Edge from a 200 right up to a 1000 (just about) and everything in between. The Cero Helium will allow the computer to sit flush with the stem not only in terms of stem to computer but computer to handlebar height too. It looks clean, but also allows space for lights etc on the handlebar; it also banishes stem mount and Shimano Di2 junction box issues too. Line of sight is good, like all other out-front mounts.

The mount does look good for the price – better than some slightly cheaper plastic models, though not as good as the more expensive CNC-machined offerings. It's also slightly heavier than many, at 33g compared to Garmin’s own (26g) or SRAM’s mount (20g).

Simon Smythe
Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and has been in various roles at CW since 2003. His first job was as a sub editor on the magazine following an MA in online journalism (yes, it was just after the dot-com bubble burst).


In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends a bit more time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.


What's in the stable? There's a Colnago Master Olympic, a Hotta TT700, an ex-Castorama lo-pro that was ridden in the 1993 Tour de France, a Pinarello Montello, an Independent Fabrication Club Racer, a Shorter fixed winter bike and a renovated Roberts with a modern Campag groupset.


And the vital statistics:


Age: 52
Height: 178cm

Weight: 69kg