K-EDGE Computer Mount for Garmin Edge

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Bottom Line
The K-Edge mount has a lot of competitions now, including the new Garmin Edge Out-Front ($40) and SRAM’s QuickView ($20), and the existing Bar Fly ($40) and Racewear Direct ($40) mounts. All of them are made from plastic, which decreases the weight at a slight loss of stability. After using the K-Edge mount for several months I have found it to be durable and tough, and it offers easy installation and an adequate amount of adjustability due to the extendable arm, which the others all lack. The well made all aluminum mount delivers rock solid stability and keeps a tight hold of the computer for low vibration viewing, without any worries about accidental disconnection during a crash. The forward mounting location of these types of mounts gives a much more functional and ergonomic viewing of your Garmin Edge bike computer, which is especially noticeable while out on a ride.

Pros

  • Stable
  • Secure hold of computer
  • Extendable arm
  • Well-made and durable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Heavy (compared to plastic versions)

Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

K-Edge Garmin Mount Specs:

  • MSRP: $49.99
  • Refer to the K-EDGE Garmin Mount website
  • Made in the USA. CNC Machined 6061 T6 Aluminum
  • Compatibility – Garmin Edge® 800, 500, and 200 GPS Bicycle Computers
  • Fitment – 31.8mm diameter handlebars – powerful clamping via all metal bolt/mount system
  • Weight – 30 grams (weight includes bolt, clamp, mount)
  • Lifetime Guarantee – if you break it, we will replace it
  • Anodized Colors: Black, Gunmetal, Red



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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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  • Chris says:

    Heavy and expensive, and still 4.5 chillis?

  • Arek says:

    Hmm.. This is not backed up by personal experience (I don’t own a Garmin or any other GPS computer), so maybe I’m mising something here, but my first reaction when I saw that side shot of the whole setup was “… and pray you don’t crash!”
    It seems like it puts the computer in a very vulnerable position. Granted, a computer is always at risk on a mountain bike, but I would think mounting it over the stem would be a far less risky idea?

  • Nik says:

    Yes, I absolutely agree. Mounting over the stem is (in my opinion) a lot more protected position. I personally have a setup on my mountain bike where I use a mount connected to the stem and use my iPhone as bike computer. It is very stable and not sticking out from the bike…so even if the bike falls it is relatively protected.
    http://bike-52.com/adding-a-smart-phone-holder-to-my-bicycle-a-way-to-use-cycle-tracker-pro/

  • Brian Mullin says:

    Chris – I have to nitpick something, and it is heavier by 10 grams (30 vs 20), and $10 to $20 more expensive then the competition
    Arek & Nik – I crash often enough that I would have an issue if the extra appendage would cause an issue, and it never has. It would be a very odd crash (I’ve had my share of those) to cause damage anyway. Even with the stem mount, I actually once cracked a screen on a rock when I was squeezing between a slot.

  • jason says:

    Odd crash? If you mountain bike, as I do, it didn’t take long for a crash to totally smash my garmin 500. Not even a year old, and the unit is wrecked. I used the handle bar mount. Personally I don’t think the mounting system it come with is all that great. Trying to find after market system, not much luck yet

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