We’re excited to be working with local Melbourne brand Fetha Custom Components and showcasing the company’s streamlined Garmin mounts in our Emporium.
While the barriers to starting your own kit brand might be seemingly low (minus all the hard work, of course), it takes a very specific set of skills and infrastructure to start making CNC-machined cycling accessories.
Fetha started in 2011 when Zimbabwean-born engineer Jamie Riedy combined his love of cycling and his mechanical expertise, and started playing around to work out what bike parts he could make. He started off making himself an upgraded seat topper for his integrated seatpost.
“The feedback I got from other riders was really positive and this encouraged me to pursue custom cycling bits a little more,” Jamie told us. “From there I started getting enquiries from people asking me to produce custom components right from mounts to custom chainrings including elliptical and narrow/wide profiles.
"Things started to gain momentum so the next logical step was to set up a business specialising in bicycle components.”
Fast forward five years and Jamie has his eyes on the big brands in the bike accessories space. He’s starting with this polished solution for mounting your Garmin to almost any handlebar/ stem setup.
“With a large number of bike brands heading towards aero handlebars (integrated and non-integrated) it has made it difficult to attach traditional mounts to the bars,” Jamie said. “Not only this but all brands seem to differ slightly in terms of bolt pitching or position - this is where Fetha fills a niche, customising components to suit these products.”
The aim of all the Fetha mounts is to be robust yet light and as inconspicuous as possible when your Garmin unit is in position.
We love the adjustable faceplate mounts -- they’re one of the cleanest setups we’ve seen and allow for a high degree of adjustability. Jamie has also created a mount for integrated handlebars (including one specific for Giant’s integrated system) and a mount that replaces a bike’s normal stem cap.