by Marc Basiliere
October 2, 2016
Garmin, for all of their electronics building expertise, haven’t always done the best job of producing solid mounts for their spendy bundles of antenna and liquid crystal. Further, the computers’ mounting tabs have a reputation for failing in crashes- which isn’t ideal. Made in the USA and warrantied for life, K-Edge’s mounts address these shortcomings as well as the challenges that come with mounting computers to today’s stubby stems.
Combining CNC-machined bases with easily-replaced copolymer inserts has allowed K-Edge to create a series of solid mounts whose mating tabs can be engineered to fail before the computer’s. The mounts’ quarter-turn-then-click! action is pleasing and well-defined- not necessarily a performance enhancement but satisfying nonetheless.
Of particular interest to mountain bikers are the steerer-topping Gravity Cap (top, £25) and MTB/Stem mount (above, £40). Both are designed with short stems in mind- though given the space the latter looks as though it would do a better job at keeping the computer out of harm’s way. And, being CNC machined from aluminum, each is available in several anodized colours.