The Bar Fly 2.0 places the Garmin Computer screen inline, out front, and level with the handlebar/stem for the best viewing with an improved, more aerodynamic, low profile. A clever new Dual Mounting Position optimizes the position of the Garmin whether you are using the Garmin 200/500 or larger 510/800/810. There is also a more positive click on the 2.0.
A single bolt, Full Wrap Clamp is easy to install without removing the handlebar tape. The Full Wrap Clamp means your valuable Garmin will never "fall off" even without the bolt over the roughest terrain. Garmin computers are made of Plastic and so is the Bar Fly with the Barfly being made of the highest quality Delrin. The Plastic on Plastic design preserves the clamp interface on the Garmin. There is also a virtual zero risk of over-tightening making the mount very carbon handlebar safe.
BarFly takes aesthetic and function one step further with a slick platform for Shimano Di2 3/5 port junction or Campagnolo EPS electronic shifting modules on the underside of the 2.0 with a couple zip ties and a small piece of double sided tape for the cleanest possible cockpit. There are also plans in the works for an integrated safety light to be released summer 2013.
Had K-Edge aluminum computer mount. It was ugly and I was always afraid the metal would dig into the Garmin. BarFly 2.0 sets it lower than bar height...which looks nice. BarFly is sturdy as heck and allows the Edge 500 to be up against the bar (but not touching) or extended a little further out. Looks really subtle, not real blingy like the K-Edge.
Pros: Tough, subtle looks, 2 mount options
I had the Barfly 1.0 version. It held my Garmin 800 securely, but a bit high above the bar -- a bit hard to get a thumb up to the buttons while the hands are resting on the bars. The version 2.0 looks like the Garmin is held a little lower, which would be an improvement. Barfly extols its use of plastic, which they suggest will result in less wear on the Garmin unit's rotating connection. I had a problem with the plastic, though -- I was riding by my son's baseball game and a player hit a ball over the fence right at me -- I reached to catch it, but missed, and it bounced on the pavement and right up into the Barfly. It broke the plastic Barfly and sent the Garmin into the air! I admit this baseball accident would not be a common problem, but it did encourage me to replace the Barfly with a different Garmin holder, one made of aluminum.
Pros: Light, secure, easy to position
Cons: Plastic breakable in at least 1 extreme condition