K-Edge Unveils New  CX1 Chain Guide & Camera Mounts – Interbike 2015

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The smart people at K-Edge are catching (pun kind of intended . . . kind of) the 1X fever by teasing their prototype CX1 chain guide at Interbike 2015. We stopped by the booth and got a close-up view of the new solution for riders who’ve embraced the single-front-ring movement as well as those looking for updates in the camera mount market.

Although still in development, the chain watcher we saw is machined alloy (as per the usual K-Edge) and still undergoing some refinement in weight and design. A braze-on and clamp version as well as an ISCG mount are on the way. This looks to be a great move for ‘cross racers wanting to make sure their chain stays put while hammering in the sand or jumping some stuff–especially since the single ring system still has a tendency to jump even with the clutch tension derailleur. Braze-on and clamp mounted. More details coming soon!

K-edge mountsBut we do know more about the refined camera mounts for GoPro and the like. A centered, 1-bolt mount with a beefed up arm and out-front design that eliminates your brake hoods from the camera’s field of view is coming to the K-Edge line–(of course this will eliminate hours of braking and shifting viewing pleasure. Feel free to cry. It’s ok.).

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These mounts now give you a range of locations for mounting your camera from centered, left and right. But the coolest thing coming: a 35.0mm mount to join the 31.8. As always, K-Edge gear is made in the great ol’ USA, and the revamped camera mounts should come in at about $40. Release date sound be near the first of 2016.

Be sure to check out K-Edge’s site to grab your own as the release date approaches.

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SLO Cyclist's former chief editor and recovering road snob, Bek made sure everything ran smoothly around here. She was also the one who reminded us not to take ourselves too seriously--unless it involves black socks. Black socks are always serious.

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