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K-Edge mounts for GoPro and Contour cameras

Posted by Matt | May 2, 2012 | 4 comments so far

K-Edge GoPro mount in red

This week both Bikeradar and Bikemagic have reported that K-Edge products have signed a distribution deal with Madison to sell their Go Big camera mounts in the UK. Given a number of our riders like to shoot video they might be worth a look.

I haven’t heard of K-Edge before – or at least I didn’t think I had although I recognise some of the Chain Catchers on their website. The camera mounts are designed to fit the GoPro waterproof case and allow you to mount the camera to your handlebars or, via a different mount, the rear of your saddle. What caught my eye is they are made from machined aluminium and anodised in red, black or gunmetal and as such are a step above the plethora of alternative mounts available on the market which are generally made from plastic of one kind or another. These cheaper mounts tend to wobble or just plain break which tends to miss the point of a decent mount in the first place.

Ah yes, cheap mounts. Here’s the catch – the K-Edge mounts are not cheap (at around £35 each as far as I can tell). That’s a lot of dosh but they do come with a lifetime guarantee which helps sugar the pill somewhat. And you shuld be able to expect some rock solid footage from the bling looking mounts.

As with all these things, you pays your money and you takes your choice. Riders with the Contour HD should also keep a look out on K-Edge’s website as they have plans for some Contour specific mounts too.

Filed under 2012, News in May 2012

Matt

About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years he's now running a YT Industries Jeffsy 29er and a Bird AM Zero Boost.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. stevend says:

    I have always thought that there was potential for good quality 3rd party action cam mounts. Thanks for highlighting K-Edge, I will keep an eye open for their contour offerings.

  2. akak says:

    I thought the problem was the bike vibrating too much hence the chest mount.

    • Dave says:

      Yes and no.

      The vibration can be an issue, especially on cameras with narrow lenses. I’ve not really noticed it as a “major” issue with the GoPro given it’s very wide lens. Mounted in the “correct” place on the bike, allowing for a part of the bike to appear static in the film also helps this. Ive had good results with the GoPro mounted on the top tube although keeping it fixed requires some careful tightening. Rearwards facing using the stock roll bar mounts on the seat tube also works quite well but I can detect some flex. Hence the rear facing seat rail mount was the only one that really caught my eye as useful. I find handlebar stuff too “left/right wobble jerky” for the stuff I ride. It might work well on road bikes and long flowing US style trails but not around here in my opinion.

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