Mountain Gear

Shimano electric shifting for mountain bikes? K-Edge is on the case

Exclusive first look: K-Edge is developing an electric-shift mountain bike group.

K-Edge Electric mountain bike shifting. The right shifter.
The right shifter is integrated with the brake lever.

What happens when a retired world and Olympic champion’s Di2 time trial road bike starts to collect dust?

Well in the case of Kristin Armstrong (recently un-retired), her husband Joe Savola decided to appropriate the components and with the help of Jason Bauer, a local bike shop pro mechanic; James Saculles, a mechanical engineer; and Savola’s partner in the AceCo Sport Group (maker of the K-Edge) Eric Jensen, the Ki2 mountain bike kit was born.

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