Mount a Wahoo ELEMNT
) on your Trek Madone
(models Madone 9
and others that use the Blendr system). This 3D printed item mounts to the Trek-supplied Bontrager Blendr
bar base. (This should work on any Bontrager Blendr
base.) I have a report that this mount also works on BMCs
This is a straight mount
. The top of the ELEMNT
will align even with the top of your Madone 9 aero bars using this mount when mounted level and using the upper mount of the Blendr Duo
base. It may align the same way if you use the Blendr Mono
base (single mount) with the base pivot high.
I regularly use this mount on very rough roads with zero rattle.
Several hundred of this mount have been made and shipped by Shapeways, to users in more than 30 countries, so it is a fairly mature design with tons of road miles accumulated .
If ordering in the base material (natural
versatile plastic), I suggest ordering the mount in black
as other colors flaked slightly during my testing of prototypes. On one bike, I use a white mount with no loss of grip on the computer head yet.
The premium versatile
material is a more durable material (in black or white) and does not flake/delaminate. The premium material may have an artifact such as uneven (sunken) sidewalls, but nothing that affects functionality.
Given the inherent variability of the 3D printing process, there may be artifacts in some printed mounts, but nothing that will affect its function.
For those in quality/manufacturing/design, you'll recognize the manufacturing challenge here as only a solid model is provided to Shapeways, not prints, so no tolerances are specified for critical features. That said, the solid model is adequate for this application.
** This item is priced at the Shapeway cost (no markup
; no profit to me), so there is NO WARRANTY on the design. Workmanship issues are between buyer and Shapeways.
Hardware that you'll need (not included), and that should have been included with your Trek:
- 1 - M5 lock nut
- 1 - Bontrager Blendr bar base (Trek: https://goo.gl/wjebUO)
- 1 - M5 x 8 mm socket head cap screw
You can find me on Strava
and also on Zwift. Let me know how the mount works for you.
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