DIY GoPro Bike Mounts | Hardware hacks to take better video

3/04/2016 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments


This episode is about how to shoot better video with your GoPro® while mountain biking. Using everyday items such as a juice bottle, PVC pipe, zip ties, and small hardware you can create inexpensive bike mounts for your GoPro.

Take your mountain biking footage to the next level with some new angles using a handlebar mount, bike frame mount, a third-person backpack mount, and even a unique 360 helmet cam setup.

 As always when using tools such as drills and PVC cutters, safety is key! Ask a professional for help if necessary.


Hardware list for each of the hacks:

Bottle Cap Mount


• Sturdy Water Bottle or Soda Bottle
• Zip-Ties
• GoPro Tripod Mount
• ¼"-20 x ¾" Screw and Nut (standard GoPro thread size)
• ¼" x 1 ½" Rubber Washer
• Glue J-B weld liquid (optional)


Frame Mount



• 1 ¼" x ¾" Slip Reducing PVC Tee
• ¾" PVC Plug
• Rubber Sheet or Padding (6" x 6")
• 1 ½" long ¼" Screw and Hex Nut
• ¼" Rubber Washer
• GoPro Tripod Mount
• Zip-Ties
• Gorilla Glue (optional)
• 90° PVC Elbow (optional)


Third-person Backpack Mount


• Small Hydration Backpack
• 5' length of ½" PVC pipe
• PVC cutter or saw
• ½" PVC cross tee
• ½" 90° PVC elbow (x2)
• ½" PVC closed-end cap
• ¼" x 1 ¼" Neoprene Washer
• Round Head Combo Machine Screw with Nut (¼"-20 x ¾")
• GoPro Tripod Mount
• Glue J-B weld liquid (optional)
• Spray Paint (optional)





360 Helmet Cam


• Bicycle Helmet
• 3' length of ½" PVC pipe
• PVC cutter or saw
• GoPro Tripod Mount
• ¼"-20 x 1 ½" Screw
• 1" Wheel Swivel Caster
• Long Zip-Ties (x2)
• ¼" Washers (x30)
• ¼"-20 x 3" Hex Bolt
• ¼" Hex Nuts (x4)
• Glue J-B weld liquid
• Black Spray Paint (optional)

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