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    K Edge GoPro mounts just arrived

    I use GoPro Hero2's on my bikes and cars. Just got one of the seat mounts yesterday and can say this thing is the new standard for rigid GoPro mounts for a bike. Amazon has them in stock.........get one.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...+gopro&x=0&y=0

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    Is it worth $55?

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    No, that's not phonetic
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    Man, those are spendy one-trick ponies. Why not get a multi-use RAM mount?
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    I've wondered why everyone hasn't used the RAM mounting system.

    Seems like a no brainer to me - you get full adjustability and maybe some vibration damping too.

    -matt

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    They are well built, slim and trim, and are solid as a rock once tightened down.

    Grams Light Bikes - Mountain Bike and Gear Reviews, and News: Just In - K-EDGE GO BIG Camera Mounts

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    The obvious problem I have with the k-edge mounts are (besides cost) is that they use the screw mounting system instead of putting a quick release platform. When changing mounts in the field, it's a real pain to unscrew the camera from a mount.

    I use a quick release mount on the camera and mount quick release platforms on RAM mounts or a tripod mount or whatever That way, I can snap it off my chest and pop it on anything else in seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    The obvious problem I have with the k-edge mounts are (besides cost) is that they use the screw mounting system instead of putting a quick release platform. When changing mounts in the field, it's a real pain to unscrew the camera from a mount.

    I use a quick release mount on the camera and mount quick release platforms on RAM mounts or a tripod mount or whatever That way, I can snap it off my chest and pop it on anything else in seconds.
    So I assume you have used the K-Edge mounts?

    I used them yesterday, and yes, they aren't quick release, but it only took me 15-20 seconds (taking my time). I am usually not in a race to swap out my camera, so it's not an issue for me? I would hardly call it painful to install or remove, just a simple process. What you get is an extremely stable platform for the GoPro, without any slop or movement whatsoever.

    Yes, they are pricey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastajet View Post
    So I assume you have used the K-Edge mounts?
    No, I use RAM mounts with quick release platforms. Been using them long before the K-Edge mounts were around, I have no reason to even try them when what I have works and can recognize the severe limitations of the K-Edge mounts without buying them. They might be sturdy, but so are RAM and RAM mounts allow more than one degree of freedom of positioning.

    I'm just making a suggestion in this thread, like others here, to consider the RAM mounts as an option--and to also consider using the quick release platforms.

    My style of filming is to switch the camera around many times during a ride to get the most variety of shots possible. I like using a quick release mounting.

    But pretty much everything is better than the plastic articulating gopro mounts so whatever works solidly is a good thing. But if you want more than one degree of freedom, how do you do this with the K-Edge? Use the plastic GoPro Mounts? That seems like it defeats the whole point of being solid.
    Last edited by lidarman; 03-09-2012 at 04:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    No, I use RAM mounts with quick release platforms. Been using them long before the K-Edge mounts were around, I have no reason to even try them when what I have works and can recognize the severe limitations of the K-Edge mounts without buying them. They might be sturdy, but so are RAM and RAM mounts allow more than one degree of freedom of positioning.

    I'm just making a suggestion in this thread, like others here, to consider the RAM mounts as an option--and to also consider using the quick release platforms.

    My style of filming is to switch the camera around many times during a ride to get the most variety of shots possible. I like using a quick release mounting.

    But pretty much everything is better than the plastic articulating gopro mounts so whatever works solidly is a good thing. But if you want more than one degree of freedom, how do you do this with the K-Edge? Use the plastic GoPro Mounts? That seems like it defeats the whole point of being solid.

    I also use Ram mounts for my Gopro and I've been happy with it. Can you tell me which quick realease you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericepark View Post
    I also use Ram mounts for my Gopro and I've been happy with it. Can you tell me which quick realease you use?
    Get the RAM 1" ball mounts with a flat platform and stick these on them.



    Check above on Tscheezy link for details.

    This is a sample of my parts.



    I can post on the bike setup if necessary.
    Last edited by lidarman; 03-10-2012 at 12:19 AM.

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