K-Edge Chain Catcher (Double)
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The K-EDGE chain catcher is a precision component that enhances the overall function of your drive train while protecting your valuable frame.
Top Features of the K-Edge Chain Catcher (Double)
- Material: 6061 T6 aluminium
- Fitment: All braze-on type mount and clamp style braze-on mount front derailleurs
- Weight: 10 grams
- Anodized colours: Gunmetal, Red, Blue, Black and Gold
- Hardware: Includes all mounting hardware for all brands of front derailleurs
The K-EDGE is CNC machined from 6061 T6 aluminium for durability and a clean mechanical finish that integrates with all high-end gruppos. The K-Edge is also perfect for anyone who likes to keep their chain in place, improve shifting performance and protect their frame from damage caused by a derailed chain.
The original one-off K-Edge prototype was used in Kristin Armstrong's 2008 Gold Medal Ride. It attracted enough attention from the pro cycling world that the new production K-Edge debuted in the Pro Tour peloton at the 2009 Paris-Roubaix.
Now the K-Edge is available for all cyclists. Improve your performance and protect your frame with one simple addition - The K-Edge Chain Catcher.
About Front Derailleurs
Various derailleur systems were designed and built as far back as the late 1800s. A French bicycle tourist, writer and cycling promoter Paul De Vivie (1853-1930), invented a two speed rear derailleur in 1905 which he used on forays into the Alps, and we wonder if 20 gears are enough. Since then there has been many advancements in the number of gears, materials and reductions in weight. Wiggle lists a large selection of front and rear derailleurs catering for double and triple systems with 7, 8, 9, 10 and even 11 speed cassettes.
About the K-Edge brand
K-Edge Cycling Solutions brand was born from one simple product, Kristin Armstrong’s Chain Catcher - later to be called K-Edge Chain Catcher. The K-Edge Chain Catcher is a purposeful design that was engineered for a single goal: help Kristin Armstrong win the Gold at the 2008 Olympic Games. While we wouldn’t be so arrogant to suggest the K-Edge was the reason Kristin took gold, it’s a common sense design that provides functional and mental advantages for high performance cyclists. The K-Edge is also perfect for anyone who likes to keep their chain in place, improve shifting performance, and protect their frame from damage caused by a derailed chain.
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Magazine reviews for K-Edge Chain Catcher (Double)
Review from Cycling Weekly
Designed by Kristin Armstrong and used by her for her Olympic medal ride, the K-Edge also adorned the Garmin-Slipstream squad's bike during this year's Classics. Adding just 10g the CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminium is a clean looking addition to any front derailleur that will help to keep your chain in place, protecting your frame from the chain.
For use on braze-on front mechs or where a clamp is used with a braze-on mech, the K-Edge is simple to attach to the front of the derailleur using the longer bolt supplied. A long slot allows the K-Edge to be positioned next to the inner ring for exact adjustment.
Keeps your chain in place and helps protect your frame
Rating: No rating given
Review from Road Cycling UK
Among the many special touches we see on professional racing cyclist's bicycles during the early season's classics such as Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders, when riders and machinery are subjected to some of the roughest roads in the world, are chain guards to stop chains dropping off the chainring.
Released at this year's Paris-Roubaix, the K-Edge Chain Catcher is now being imported by wiggle and will be available at the end of July.
The K-Edge fixes to the front derailleur mount, and spacers and mounting hardware are supplied to ensure it fits different bikes and groupsets.
The K-Edge is CNC machined from 6061 aluminium and weighs just 10g, a negligible weight penalty for avoiding dropped chains on the rough cobbles of Belgium (or the potholes of Surrey for that matter).
Rating: No rating given
Review from The Bicycle Buyer
This simple little piece of machined 6061 aluminium is as useful an innovation as we've seen for a long time. It fits easily to the front mech and its job is to stop the chain falling down inside the chainrings and crank. No more struggling with slick chains. No more worries about damage. No more filthy hands. The Chain Catcher allows you to pedal the chain back on again for hassle free riding. It fits all braze-on style front derailleur mounts and weighs a mere 10g. The pack includes all you need for set up and a range of colours is available so you can co-ordinate it with your bike whether you ride a hybrid or a top end road bike. Frames with excessively oversized seat tubes, including some high end carbon road bikes require a 'hard to fit' kit as well.
Useful innovation designed to do away with chain issues.
Rating: 10/10 for Performance, 9/10 for Value
Review from Cycling Plus
Even perfectly adjusted front derailleurs can throw the chain from the chainring, so a chain catcher is a wise precaution.
The anodised aluminium arm of the K-Edge is a doddle to fit to most bikes and ensures the chain stays put.
More effective than traditional chain watchers, though too pricey
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It does not really matter as far as I can tell which position you put it in. I think it is to allow for 130 and 110 PCD chain rings.
The BB is too big for the "shark tooth" style used in Cyclo-Cross.
I don't really want to buy this product if I need the HTK kit which I can't get.
Do you reckon that this will fit my bike without the HTK?
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