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K-Edge Garmin Sport Mount costing £29.99 launched

US company aims to offer more affordable Garmin out-front mount

There are myriad options for mounting a Garmin Edge computer to the handlebars of your bike, and it’s hard to beat the standard rubber band clamp. If you haven’t got space on your stem or handlebars, though, an optional out-front mount is a good option, and K-Edge has been one of the leading brands in this market. 

Its mounts are very high-quality and lovingly machined from aluminium, but at £45 they’ve never been what you could describe as affordable. With its new Garmin Sport Mount it is hoping to offer the same quality at a more affordable price. It will retail for £29.99.

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The new Garmin Sport Mount is made from CNC-machined aluminium with a  design that sits very flush around the handlebar. It’s compatible with nearly all the Garmin Edge computers from the 20 right through to the 820, with the big 1000 the only Edge that isn’t compatible. 

The Garmin Sport Mount has a replaceable insert and K-Edge claims the locking system provides a definite click when a Garmin computer is rotated into place using the familiar quarter-turn design. It weighs 42g with a 31.8mm clamp diameter.

“We are really excited about the new K-EDGE Garmin Sport Mount. Everyone knows that K-EDGE mounts are the best on the market but lots of consumers can be tempted by cheaper, inferior products. At £29.99 this new mount is very affordable, but isn’t any less reliable – and you need a reliable piece of kit when it’s holding your £300 plus Garmin.”

But just how affordable is it really? Well, £30 isn’t exactly cheap though it’s more affordable than K-Edge’s previous mounts. To  give some perspective, it’s the same price as Garmin’s own Bike Bar Mount, which is made from plastic rather than metal. Cheaper than both is the SRAM QuickView Garmin mount which costs £17. 

Of course, like most products, it’s also worth shopping around as most of these mounts can be found at discounted prices.

You can see some of the alternative Garmin out-front mounts in this article 

The new mount is available from October and you can find your nearest dealer at www.madison.co.uk

 

David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

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macrophotofly | 7 years ago
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Annoying the 1000 doesn't fit it, but now that Garmin are throwing their mount in the box with the 1000 its no longer an essential purchase. I do really like the plastic garmin one too - highly underrated. Light, strong (doesn't vibrate/wobble like some mounts) and holds position plus you can undo/redo many times with no damage to the bars due to its rubber gasket in the clamp.

No mention above if there is a similar gasket in this K-edge or just a one use piece of film like in the one I had before

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Anthony.C | 7 years ago
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Plastic ones make more sense in these things,  bar fly do decent ones that sit the Garmin flush and straight. Mine has 2 slots in one, rather cleverly, for a big or small Garmin.

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willythepimp | 7 years ago
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Got me an ebay aero jobber for a tenner, and its right on.

 

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tritecommentbot | 7 years ago
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No new combo mount? Current XL one is £55.

 

Just. What.

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Must be Mad | 7 years ago
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 The garmin one holds the computer slightly skew whiff, so it must be better than that.

Mine does that to.. Think they designed it deliberately to troll our  OCD...

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atlaz | 7 years ago
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As above. Their idea of affordable is three times the price of the SRAM one and 5-6 times the price of the cheapos on ebay that do the same job and don't weigh any more. 

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DrJDog | 7 years ago
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The garmin one holds the computer slightly skew whiff, so it must be better than that.

 

But £30? Mental. You can get the SRAM one for a tenner.

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Vili Er replied to DrJDog | 7 years ago
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DrJDog wrote:

But £30? Mental. You can get the SRAM one for a tenner.

It's plastic, doesn't have a lifetime warranty and most importantly the Garmin sits above the stem, not flush. But you crack on pal. 

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robthehungrymonkey replied to Vili Er | 7 years ago
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Bigringrider wrote:
DrJDog wrote:

But £30? Mental. You can get the SRAM one for a tenner.

It's plastic, doesn't have a lifetime warranty and most importantly the Garmin sits above the stem, not flush. But you crack on pal. 

Agreed. I have both, and much prefer the k edge one for those reasons. I've seen other ones that hold it level, but just look worse. I spend more time looking at my computer than my bike.

 

Nice bike gets nice mount.

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