K-Edge’s recently announced Pro Garmin Mount generated a lot of interest, and now we have two of the very first units out of the CNC machines. The mount eschews the trends toward less expensive plastic mounts in favor of a rock solid, machined aluminum piece with a lifetime warranty. It is, however, the first time K-Edge has collaborated with an external party to produce a non-alloy bit. Sales manager Tim Kelley explains:
“We partnered with a local Boise, Idaho injection molding expert. They’re high tech production guys, and hence they scoffed at the other “plastic” mounts we showed them as “extremely basic in material and production.” So they remind us of, well, us. They’re quite proud and head stong and take huge pride in what they do very well. It’s part of the reason we decided to make this first step into a non-aluminum, non-K-EDGE machined, part.”
The benefit is having interchangeable and rotateable mounting platforms, letting the same piece work with Garmins numerically ranging from the Edge 200 up to the 910XT and everything in between. Twist ‘n’ click past the break for more…
Minimal packaging includes the mount and required bolts.
The mounting bit for the computer bolts in, and by unscrewing and rotating it, it’ll work with a wider range of Garmin units. Kelley’s made it no secret they’ll be doing mounts for other computers as demand dictates.
System weight is 32g.
One of the improvements is a very firm and quite satisfying ‘click’ when the computer goes in. Small raised sections nestle into the holes on the back of the computer to keep it locked in place.
Here’s what it looks like on the bike.
And here’s how it looks with the computer:
It puts the computer face nice and low, even with the larger Garmin units. We’ll be putting miles on it this summer and report back. Want one of your own? They’re shipping now for $49.99 each, available at K-Edge.com.