Ever wish you could mount a mirror off to the side of your handlebar? Ever wish you could put your computer right at the top of your handlebar? Ever wish you had a hand rest on the end of your handlebar? Well, sometimes wishes come true! This mini T-bar plugs in and clamps on to the end of your handlebar and lets you do all those things and more!
Big thanks to Ja Yoe for the videos. Visit JaYoe.com to keep up with his travels. Note that the wrist rest shown attached to our Mini-T in Matt's video is an HP Velotechnik item.
1. How does it work?
The vertical part of the T fits down inside the end of the handlebar. A clamp goes down over the end of the handlebar and holds them together.
2. Will it fit in my handlebar?
Almost certainly. Any handlebar that can take bar end shifters can take this mount.
3. What can I put on it?
All sorts of things- phones, computers, GPSs, mirrors, horns... or leave it free and use it as a hand rest or assist grip. It's quite useful. We don't recommend you put things like brakes and shifters on it though, it's made for being a rest and for mounting accessories.
4. Can I use it with my bar end shifters?
No, we have another mount for that, our Bar End Shifter Mounts. They use a special clamp with a tunnel for the bar end shifter cable. You can also use our Cockpit Mounts, they go almost anywhere and work with bar end shifters.
Cut off the end of the handlebar grip so 3/8 inch (10mm) of bare handlebar end is showing. This is fairly easily done if you wrap masking tape around the grip and cut along the line using a sharp knife.
Insert the short end of the T down into the handlebar. It needs to go in about 1.5 inches (38mm). Push the clamp down so it is seated on the top of the handlebar (sight through the hole in the clamp to see where the edge of the handlebar is). Align the T where you want it, and tighten both clamp bolts.
You can mount things inside the horizontal tube by removing the end caps.
- Fits into any handlebar that can take bar end shifters (bars with 3/4 inch inside diameter, most bars are made this way). Double sided clamp grips the outside end of your handlebar and the vertical part of the T.
- Diameter of the horizontal portion is 7/8 inch (22.2mm), the same as a standard handlebar, so all kinds of things can be attached. We do not recommend that you attach controls like shifters and brakes, however.
- Note that if you have Bar End Shifters, the ends of your bars already have something in them. We have a different mount if so, our Bar End Shifter Mounts. They use a special clamp with a tunnel for the bar end shifter cable. You can also use our Cockpit Mounts, they go almost anywhere and work with bar end shifters.
- 4 inches (100mm) wide and 3 inches (75mm) tall. Requires 1.5 inch (38mm) of insertion into the handlebar for a net height above the end of the handlebar of 1.5 inches (38mm). Requires 3/8 inch (10mm) of clear handlebar end to clamp onto. Made from black powder coated aluminum.
- Fits any bike or trike with 7/8 inch outside diameter and 3/4 inch inside diameter handlebars (almost all underseat handlebars are made this way).
I needed a way to put my cell-phone close at hand and bracket for camera as I have essential tremors. Your Cockpit Mini T are great.
I was upgrading my Catrike Expedition with a Luna electric motor and needed a way to mount the dashboard controller. Because most motors only use one front sprocket, the front sprocket shifter was no longer needed, therefore, it gave me a location for the motor controller. The Cockpit Mini-T was exactly what the doctor ordered! It is a very nicely machined piece of equipment, everything I always expects from T-Cycle, and would highly recommend it for anybody needing a similar application. .......Bob
worked well as usual!
Came fast and real easy to install. This was necessary to mount the computer screen and controls for our new Bofang Mid Drive units on our Cat Trike Trail bikes. Worked perfectly!!!!!
What an ingenious way to fit more gear on my trike!