The K-Edge Mountain Chain Guide was teased at Sea Otter, and now it’s ready, bringing with it massive adjustability to fine tune it for any 1x drivetrain setup. Every bolt on it is 3mm. The cage opens with a single bolt, but you can reach some of them without needing to flip it open.
The adjustment bolts allow for tilt, angle (yaw), offset and height. From the front, two of the three bolts holding it in place sit inside oblong slots, letting you tilt it to match the curve of your chainring. The height adjustment is also found here.
From the back, you can set the distance from the seat tube, letting you line it up with the chainring. Then shorten or lengthen the two bolts on the side (from the front, same as what adjusts tilt) to adjust the yaw so that it lines up perfectly with your chainline.
Lastly, on the back of the guide is a set screw that can be threaded in to split open the tail end to accommodate chain line on the extreme ends of the cassette. Retail is $99.99, final weight TBD. Available in both direct mount and ISCG05 mount, mid September.
K-Edge is making a new Pro mount for the Shimano PRO Vibe carbon handlebar, which is totally custom to fit the bar’s extremely narrow clamping section. The insides had to be sculpted to fit the non-round section that curves into the flat section.
Shimano will set the price and sell it, but K-Edge is making it. The price? Well, if you can afford the bar, don’t worry about it… (Price TBD, actually, but don’t expect it to be cheap. However, if you want a mount for this bar without doctoring something up yourself, this is it.)
Lastly, they’ve finally added an aluminum set screw for GoPro style mounts, which incorporates a 4mm hex bolt. This lets them offer something that’s hand adjustable, but still fits their “bolt it down” ethos. It’s development has been on the back of their minds for years, but they didn’t want to just do a hand-tightened part. With the popularity of their Niterider mount, they decided it was time to figure it out. Retail is $9.99 and should make a lot of people happy.