K-EDGE 2013

Interbike

K-EDGE had their new Garmin computer mounts prominently on display at their booth, and this product has been so popular that they can’t even keep up with the orders. The two-piece CNC machined 6061 T6 aluminum mount is meant for the Garmin Edge 800, 500, and 200 GPS bike computers. The mount offers a stable and secure attachment, and enhances viewing with a more forward placement from the handlebars. I have used the K-EDGE GO BIG camera mounts, and can attest to their high build quality, robustness and solid platform they provide.

The mount fits 31.8 diameter handlebars, weighs 30 grams, have a lifetime guarantee, retail for $49.99, and come in Black, Gunmetal and Red.

They’re coming out with another Garmin Edge mount that is meant for aero bars with 22.2mm clamp diameters, and it should place the computer in a very advantageous position for viewing for time trials. They also have a SRM computer version in the works.

Their bread and butter products are still their chain catchers, which have gotten more popular since the professional road riders have been demanding them on their bikes. They have a new Pro level chain catcher, which takes 50% more force to move out of position, and side cutouts for weight savings, and innovative attachment system. It attached to the front derailer, and uses a concave washer and an extra bolt which has an oblong hole, and this offers easier adjustment, and allows the mechanics to test torque without affecting the catcher positioning. It was used on Kristin Armstrong’s TT bike at the Olympics, weighs 8g, and will cost $39.95.

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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