EB14: K-Edge Gets Fast w/ New Aero Garmin Mount, Plus New GoPro Garmin Combo Mount
The new K-Edge Aero Garmin Mount was developed at the request of Team Sky. Apparently, after they switched to K-Edge mounts to increase the strength if their Garmin mounting device, they wanted something more aero. In the wind tunnel, the team was seeing turbulence coming off the standard 500 mount. They asked founder Joe Savola if he could make something more aero. Oh, and could he do it in three weeks so they’d have it for the Tour de France?
Yes, he could, and the result is the new Aero Garmin Mount. The team also wanted the computer to sit a bit closer to the handlebar, so this model is a bit shorter than the 500 mount. Retail will be $39.99, available Oct. 1.
With the advent of cameras being allowed on race bikes, their popularity in the peloton pushed up development of their new GoPro mount for their computer mounts…
The aero advantage comes not just from the smoother mount profile, but also from the fact that the computer sits closer to the bar, smoothing the air flow over between parts. With a team like Sky, it’s all about marginal gains, and this might be as marginal as it gets, but it’s still a gain.
The bottom face is smooth all the way back. For those who want the computer a little further out, the current 500 and XL mounts will stay in the line.
Looking to reduce clutter on your bar as well as drag? K-Edge has you covered there, too. The new Garmin GoPro Combo Mount Adapter puts your GoPro or any other compatible action sports camera underneath the computer using a machined alloy part. At the start, it will only come in black, but colors may come in the future (don’t hold your breath). Available for $19.99 on its own, it’ll bolt onto any of their current computer mounts with the plastic insert. Get it as a combo with the mount and you’ll save five bucks.
Not shown, they’ll also be offering a new Cateye pro mount, similar to the Garmin ones but more square.