The Simpson Ghost Bandit and Mod Bandit are feature packed. They both are ready for communication systems with pockets for speakers and boom mics, and they both have an internal drop-down sun visor.
What they don’t have is a convenient place to mount a GoPro or similar action camera, due to the Simpson “tough-guy Bandit styling”, which we are going to guess is the weird angular shape of the chinbar.
We can hear you saying, “But Wannabe’s, us street riders like looking as if we are riding with a periscope protruding from the top of our heads. We love the extra drag it creates, and also not knowing that the wind has pushed it straight up at the clouds.”
That’s fine, if you do, but we have found that a chin mounted action camera is the optimal location for a couple of reasons. First, audio pick up is much better. With the camera in front of your mouth you can clearly hear yourself swearing at the idiots on their phones doing 45 in the fast lane. Second, your camera does not stick up making you resemble your favorite Teletubbie character (ours is Tinky WInky, if you were wondering). While there is a chance that you may hit the camera if you crash, we have found that most people do their best to turn their head to avoid a face full of asphalt whenever possible. Even if you do go chin first into the trunk of a Prius, we can promise you that the mount will not break.
That is a bold statement, one that we back up with a lifetime warranty. Hassle free, just let us know and we will get a new one out to you.
Our custom Simpson compatible chin mounts are made of Thermoplastic Polyurethane which has rubber-like properties. This allows us to make mounts that are flexible enough to twist into a pretzel, but strong enough to keep your camera pointed exactly where you aim it without inducing vibration, even while doing stand-up wheelies at the track.
We designed the mounts for maximum convenience, not just durability. The GoPro mounting screw is on the opposite side making it easier to access the battery side door. We also have notches to help you get a consistent tip back angle every time.
The mounts are designed to be removable without leaving any residue on the helmet, and we do offer replacement 3M mounting tape if you want to reattach it later. That said, you will need to also pick up some Gorilla Clear Grip Glue (say that five times fast) to adhere the tape to the mount.
If you were wondering if our mounts work with the Media Mod, the answer is yes, so get out there and make some epic content.
In the box:
- Chin Mount for the Simpson Ghost and Mod Bandit helmets
- Mounting screw
- Sweet WannaBes stickers.
- Alcohol Pad
Optional Accessories Available For Purchase