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    Wahoo Elemnt Bolt mount by K-Edge

    I may just be missing it, but why would anyone buy the new(ish) K-Edge mount for the Elemnt Bolt?

    The K-Edge one now integrates nicely the computer, as does the one it comes with. The K-Edge one is heavier. I know it is metal vs plastic, but I don't see the benefit. Oh, and what about price!? The K-Edge one is WAY more than the Wahoo one that is lighter.

    What am I missing?
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    Some people are of the belief that due to it being a metal mount, it's sturdier. Possibly they think that will better protect the head unit.

    I only know I've used assorted plastic units for Wahoo and Garmin for a few years, had the bike fall over on occasion, never broken the mount so like you, don't get the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning33 View Post
    I may just be missing it, but why would anyone buy the new(ish) K-Edge mount for the Elemnt Bolt?

    The K-Edge one now integrates nicely the computer, as does the one it comes with. The K-Edge one is heavier. I know it is metal vs plastic, but I don't see the benefit. Oh, and what about price!? The K-Edge one is WAY more than the Wahoo one that is lighter.

    What am I missing?
    You left out that the K-Edge costs $70USD....LOL.
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    I have four mounts for my Bolt; three made by Wahoo, including the one they just put out. They're all great. And, they're all a lot less $$$ than K-Edge.

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    Paying $70 bucks for a heavier one is just plain ridiculous IMHO

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    I have a K-edge mount for the garmin and I got it because they make a version that tucks a go pro mount underneath and the extra sturdiness makes for a steadier picture than the plastic mounts I've tried, it's also nice to be able to tuck the GP or my Fly12 underneath the computer and not have another mount on the bars.
    But yeah, I keep getting dropped on coffee rides because of the extra weight



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    Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
    I have a K-edge mount for the garmin and I got it because they make a version that tucks a go pro mount underneath and the extra sturdiness makes for a steadier picture than the plastic mounts I've tried, it's also nice to be able to tuck the GP or my Fly12 underneath the computer and not have another mount on the bars.
    But yeah, I keep getting dropped on coffee rides because of the extra weight



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    lol

    I just buy those plastic 'KOM' ones from amazon, for like $15 https://www.amazon.com/KOM-Cycling-h.../dp/B0759XPYLB
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker View Post
    lol

    I just buy those plastic 'KOM' ones from amazon, for like $15 https://www.amazon.com/KOM-Cycling-h.../dp/B0759XPYLB

    Those are fine for just the computer, but there is no camera/light mount on them and the plastic ones are not as solid for mounting cameras


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    Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
    Those are fine for just the computer, but there is no camera/light mount on them and the plastic ones are not as solid for mounting cameras


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    Not really what the OP was asking. I think they wanted to know why the plain metal K-Edge models were better than a plastic version. Obviously if you are hanging other expensive items, like a Go-Pro, makes sense to get a mount sturdy enough to hold both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    Not really what the OP was asking. I think they wanted to know why the plain metal K-Edge models were better than a plastic version. Obviously if you are hanging other expensive items, like a Go-Pro, makes sense to get a mount sturdy enough to hold both.

    Right, and I am giving a scenario where the K-Edge can be better than a plastic one

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    camera on a road bike? why? nothing happens worth making video of, unlike MTB

    (OK I always have a camera on my road bike - for the prosecution)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
    Right, and I am giving a scenario where the K-Edge can be better than a plastic one
    But the K-Edge the OP was referencing does ONLY the head unit. It sounds like the answer to his question, given several responses here, is that you are paying for the K-Edge name only, which seems not worth it given the MUCH higher cost and higher weight. So, no benefit to the K-Edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billiegoat View Post
    But the K-Edge the OP was referencing does ONLY the head unit. It sounds like the answer to his question, given several responses here, is that you are paying for the K-Edge name only, which seems not worth it given the MUCH higher cost and higher weight. So, no benefit to the K-Edge.

    My point still stands, I gave a reason to get one (hint: it's the same mount but with the GP adapter on the bottom). Here's another reason, it's nicer looking than the OEM one.
    Were you expecting some performance reason to get one? Do you really think the extra weight is going to make a difference?



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