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dual water bottle cage(9 posts)

dual water bottle cagehoboken_rider
May 21, 2002 5:33 AM
I'm looking to put a dual bottle cage on my bike. I've seen them on other people bikes behind the seat. However, I have a TCR-1 with a carbon aeroseat post, which is not round.

Because of this, I also have a problem finding a seat bag that can fit around the post. Any help would be most appreciated.
someSteveO
May 21, 2002 5:42 AM
tri cages mount to the rails. I cant cite any brands offhand, but search and ye shall find.

Solution to seatbag; get a small one and dont tie around the seatpost.
re: dual water bottle cagehaydensimons
May 21, 2002 6:07 AM
Xlab saddle wing is what you are looking for. I just bought one the other day from www.tri-zone.com. Total for the saddlewing and 2 profile kages came to 58 and change. That included the 3 day shipping. I've got a softride so I had the same problem. No, I don't work for tri-zone. You might could find a better deal somewhere else...I just didn't feel like looking far and wide.

BTW, the saddlewing has attachments that allow you to connect things like co2 carts and stuff to it. May eliminate your need for a seatbag too.

Hayden
re: dual water bottle cagehoboken_rider
May 21, 2002 6:15 AM
Thanks Hayden -

I was actually just looking at the same exact thing on tri-zone.com. I think the order will be placed today so I can have them by this weekend's ride.

You didn't have any problems fitting it to your saddle, right? I'm just a bit nervous about ordering all this stuff and getting stuck with it if it doesn't fit, work. etc.

Thanks again!
One problem with themSoftrider
May 21, 2002 6:14 AM
It is not easy to get the bottles in and out of the cages while riding, because you can't see them.

I have found a camelbak to be a better alternative. If you get one with minimal storage, you seatbag problem is solved also.
One problem with themhoboken_rider
May 21, 2002 6:17 AM
I figured I could use them as storage though, keeping the two cages I have on the frame as my primaries. Once those are done, it's a quick stop to switch to the full ones. I have a camel back also, which I might just use as a small backpack for tubes, bars, etc.

Thanks for the thought though
Take a look at www.minoura.comLone Gunman
May 21, 2002 6:44 AM
I have a bike that does not have bottle bosses. Mounted the bottle on the bars retro style (old bike). Minoura offers a system that mounts behind the saddle as well for a double cage also.
Go tomuncher
May 21, 2002 7:31 AM
www.probikekit.com

They have them there. I have one - they mount on the seat rails. As they come they are a bit weightly on account of a large metal clamp that is way over-engineed, but a lighter metal/plastic plate solves the problem.

They don't come with cages though, so don't forget to buy those too.

M.
It will change bike handling characteristics!Justride
May 21, 2002 7:34 AM
I tried the Xlab saddle mounted system for a while last year and decided it was not for me. The handling of the bike was changed for the worse in out of the saddle efforts.You will feel a difference when you move the weight of a couple of full water bottles that high up on the bike. Don't fret if you buy it and decide to get rid of it. I sold mine on ebay for more than I paid for it. I even put a link to the tri-zone site so people could check out all of the stuff that will work with the system and it still sold for a bit more than the new price. I love ebay!