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K-Edge’s new computer mount finally lets Trek Madones and Wahoo play nice

Aching for a tech fix now that the annual Sea Otter Classic trade show has been pushed back to October? Never fear! In its place, we bring you Pond Beaver 2020, our own virtual trade show where we’ve gathered up a mountain of information and images of new gear to come this season, all of which we’ll be rolling out to you in a satisfyingly steady stream over the next few weeks.

Trek has always offered its own Bontrager Blendr computer and accessory mounts for the current Madone’s integrated carbon fiber cockpits, but there’s been one key hiccup: it only works with Garmin computers. K-Edge now comes to the rescue with a new Wahoo-compatible mount for the Madone that’s not only stouter than the plastic ones Bontrager offers given its machined aluminum construction, but it arguably looks better, too.

The new mount also works with Garmin heads, of course, as well as any other brand supported by K-Edge’s interchangeable puck system, such as Sigma, Bryton, Lezyne, and Omata.

The K-Edge Madone mount secures with a single bolt, but yet is supposedly strong enough to handle bigger and heavier computers like the Wahoo Element Roam, Garmin Edge 1030, or Sigma Rox 12.0 Sport. K-Edge has also incorporated seven degrees of angular adjustment so you can tune the viewing angle of the screen to your liking (which is particularly important in this case since the Madone’s bar is also adjustable for angle). The underside of the mount will accept K-Edge’s optional $20 accessory mount in case you want to use a GoPro, Cycliq Fly12, or anything else that uses the GoPro finned interface.

Retail price for the standard K-Edge Madone mount is US$50, or US$65 with the combo mount included, beginning May 1. K-Edge is only offering it in black for now, but other colors may be available later.

A new race-day chain guide, too

K-Edge has also added a new Race chain guide, aimed at time-trial machines, gravel bikes, road bikes, and any other drop-bar application with a single-chainring drivetrain that could use a bit of additional security. According to K-Edge, the Race guide is optimized for chainrings between about 36 and 54 teeth, and was developed in collaboration with the Trek-Segafredo team to handle the rigors of WorldTour racing.

“We wanted it as small, light, and racy as we could,” said K-Edge brand manager Tim Kelley. “But it absolutely can not fail [in a race].”

As compared to K-Edge’s existing CX chain guide, the Race version is notably more pared-down with a smaller machined aluminum cage and lower weight. However, it still incorporates a fair amount of adjustment (such as height, lateral position, and yaw angle) to accommodate a wide range of frames and drivetrains. K-Edge is only offering the new Race guide in a braze-on fitment, however, so anyone needing a clamp-type attachment will need to search elsewhere for a proper adapter.

As with the Madone computer mount, the Race chain guide comes in a single color (black and silver, in this case). Retail price is US$100, and K-Edge expects these to be available beginning May 15. Pricing for other regions is to be confirmed.

www.k-edge.com

[K-Edge also has a few other mounts that were recently announced, which we covered during Frostbike in February.]


Want more news on upcoming bike tech? You can find additional coverage on our continually updated Pond Beaver 2020 main page.

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Strava’s latest update aims to make things more social

Strava’’ s newest app upgrade (variation 140.0.0 for IOS, 140.10 for Android) is everything about enhancing the social experience. Most significantly, the American business had actually included a top-requested function which reestablishes the capability to see activities in sequential order. Furthermore, users can now more quickly follow the activities of professional athletes they care most about.

The sequential sorting choice is an unexpected one, and faithful Strava users have actually long been astonished about why such a fundamental function existed within the individual and club feed pages, however was eliminated from the summary feed page back in 2017. Luckily the brand-new mobile app upgrade fixes that, and you’’ ll discover the alternative to allow the more-sensible feed purchasing within your profile settings. Simply understand that the modification will just use to brand-new activities moving on.

The app likewise includes the capability to more carefully stalk follow specific professional athletes and buddies, and even set notices for whenever they submit something brand-new. Now you can get in the heads of your closest riding friends by providing congratulations for all of their work commutes, and silence for their excellent weekend experiences.

To preferred a professional athlete, merely go to their profile page, pick the following button and you’’ ll be offered the alternative to include them to ““ Favorites ”. Keep in mind that professional athletes will have the ability to see who’’ s favourited them. Activities from professional athletes you’’ ve favourited will sit at the top of your feed, bypass the sequential display screen order function.

Finally, the app upgrade points out that Strava has actually gotten rid of ““ all non-Apple heart rate worths from our uploaded Health activities””. This might straight affect those who use everyday physical fitness trackers and is a bonus offer for personal privacy, however ideally, you didn’’ t require that function. This comes off the back of a current statement that users of the Health app on the Apple Watch can now efficiently sync to Strava .

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