UK-based Drj0n Bagworks is back with two more unique mounting solutions that we think look pretty awesome. Building on the success of their 3D-printed G-Funk Handlebar Strap Deck System, the new Drj0n MC Deck and Barnacle are designed to address some issues owner Jon Meredith experienced with his bikepacking setup. Specifically, mounting GPS devices and lights near your stem, and attaching bottle cages to suspension fork legs. Check out the details on both below.
Drj0n Bagworks MC Deck
The MC (Mission Control) Deck was born out of Jon’s preference for an out-front mounted GPS device and light, which allows both to clear a handlebar roll easier and creates a clean cockpit area. The design has gone through several different prototypes, including a carbon fibre version, before settling on the final shape and size. The main plate machined from aluminium, then anodized by Mark Bentley, and includes an adapter that can be moved forward and laterally to accommodate different sized GPS units. The entire unit mounts directly to your bars using their DeWidget G-Funk Clamps, and can also be run alongside the DeWidget Strap Deck for a complete system.
Drj0n Bagworks Barnacle
The Barnacle V2 strays away from the original 3D-printed boss design but solves the same question. How do you cleanly mount bottle cages to suspension forks and downtubes without mounting points? The Barnacle uses a similar design to the DeWidget G-Funk Clamps, providing a low-profile mounting option for bottle and cargo cages. The initial run is likely to be 28.6, 31.7, 38, and 45mm diameter, and the addition of rubber strips will help accommodate varied tubes. The sizes were chosen to fit commonly available downtubes in steel, aluminum, and titanium and also rigid, steel, and suspension forks. For example, 45mm with a 1mm rubber strip fits a Fox 34, or a Fox 36 without. Although they can handle more, Jon suggests loading the Barnacles up with anymore more than 1,000 grams will have negative effects on the bike’s handling (when mounting to the fork), and should be avoided.
Jon is planning on having both components available through Wildcat.cc and Backcountry.scot, but is currently selling them directly as he works out pricing and availability. The best way to stay in the loop is by following Drj0n Bagworks on Instagram (@drj0n_bagworks) or by shooting Jon an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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