Paul Component Engineering's Camera Mount replaces the top cap of a threadless stem, providing a secure mount for GoPro cameras. Photo courtesy of Paul Component.

Paul Component Engineering has entered the world of GoPro mounts with a new offering simply called Camera Mount. The 24-gram aluminum mounting bracket replaces the headset top-cap, securely attach-ing a POV camera to the bike without taking up handlebar real estate.

The idea for the tidy little mount came to eponymous company founder Paul Price during a day of riding in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains not far from the company's Chico, Calif. facilities.

"I was riding in Downieville and noticed that everybody had at least one GoPro camera, while some people had multiples," said Price. "But they all had plastic mounts and I started thinking, 'There must be a way to mount a camera that will be really solid, yet still allow the user a good view of the trail.'"

Photo courtesy of Paul Component.

The resulting Camera Mount is compatible with GoPro HERO3, HERO2, and HD HERO cameras. It uses the existing cap bolt of a 1-1/8-inch threadless stem to secure the mount, and aligns the camera's point-of-view over the handlebars and directly forward. Though it was designed with mountain bikes in mind, the Camera Mount works with road bikes as well.

Photo courtesy of Paul Component.

Now in their 25th year, Paul Component Engineering began as a manufacturer of seatpost quick releases and has expanded to produce a wide variety of bicycle components. Their current product line includes brakes, brake accessories, cranks, hubs, seatposts, light mounts, camera mounts and other machined accessories.

[vimeo width="610" height="343"][/vimeo]Video: This quick edit offers a glimpse of the point-of-view action the Paul Camera Mount captures when used in conjunction with a GoPro camera.

The Paul Camera Mount:
  • Compatible with HERO3, HERO2, and HD HERO Original GoPro cameras
  • Composed of 6061 Aluminum
  • Replaces the top cap of 1-1/8-inch threadless stems
  • Weight: 24g
  • Available in anodized Black or Silver
  • Price: $49.99
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