A few weeks back, we got a call from Tim at K-Edge saying they had something new coming, noting that the recent flood of plastic out-front style cycling computer mounts had not gone unnoticed. With most of those now retailing for $20 to $30, we were thinking they might be launching a more cost conscious iteration below their $49.99 Garmin Edge mount.
Quite the opposite. The new “Pro” K-Edge Garmin mount is an updated, better version that builds in computer versatility.
The original model (reviewed here) used an all alloy, three-piece twist-and-click base that the computer locked into, and the beam slid fore/aft to let you bring the smaller Edge computers closer to the bar. The new model is a two-piece design, sort of. It loses the sliding feature by creating a one-piece beam plus a second piece for the top of the handlebar clamp. Both are CNC machined from aluminum. The real newness comes in the way the computer mounts…
By using an “advanced injection molded” insert, the platform works with all Garmin Edge and Forerunner computers out of the box. You simply unbolt the insert, rotate it and bolt it back in.
No doubt this design could lead to inserts for other cycling computer brands, too, though there’s no official word on that.
Full specs are:
- Compatibility – 31.8mm diameter handlebars
- Supported Computers – Garmin Edge 200, 500, 510, 800, 810 & Forerunner 310XT, 910XT
- Weight – Less than 32 grams
- Colors – Anodized Black, Red, or Gunmetal
- Warranty – All K-EDGE products are
- guaranteed to perform for a lifetime
- CNC Machined 6061 T6 Aluminum Platform
- Made in Boise, Idaho, USA
- Price – $49.99
- Available July 1, 2013
It’s shown here with the new Garmin 510 (left) and 810.