1. Why this new mount?
We found that a lot of trikers would like to mount accessories right below their hands. There often isn't much room on the handlebar to attach a mount, but there is usually at least a little bit of room between the grip and the brake, or right below the brake. We designed a new low profile clamp that only requires half an inch (about 12.7mm) of room. If you don't have that much room already, you can usually create it pretty easily.
In order to maximize the versatility, we made the clamp so that it also clamps the accessory mounting tube from the inside. This means all sorts of tubular things can be attached, from ordinary straight tubes to bent or welded shapes. There are all sorts of possibilities. You are not limited to a mount with a particular shape or length, you can easily make things exactly the way you want them.
2. What can I put on it?
All sorts of things, from mirrors, to computers, to armrests, to phones, GPSs, and special needs things.
3. Can I use it to make my own bar end?
Unfortunately, no. The clamp is designed to be small and light and it's not strong enough to be a true bar end that you'd use for steering.
4. Can I put other tubes on it? This is giving me all sorts of ideas!
Yes, any ordinary 7/8 inch (22.2mm) handlebar tubing will fit. We make a number of straight, bent, and welded tube things that are all compatible (See our Cockpit Mounts, Seatside Mounts, and Fairing Mounts, for example).