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recommend a good, light bottle cage?(10 posts)

recommend a good, light bottle cage?jimmyihatetoregister
Feb 20, 2003 1:29 PM
And where to purchase it? THX
Specialized -- the aluminum onesGregory Taylor
Feb 20, 2003 1:42 PM
Light, unobtrusive, and cheap. I got mine for about $5 a pop at the local bike store.

Yes, you can pay a wad-o-cash for fancy cages, but do you really get your money's worth? In function -- probably not. The fancy one's look cool, but I figure anything over $10 for a cage is a waste of money.
Profile - light, cheap, durable, and bottles never fall out. nmdzrider
Feb 20, 2003 2:02 PM
Agree on Profile - Al just blackens the bottles nmKerry
Feb 20, 2003 5:12 PM
re: recommend a good, light bottle cage?No_sprint
Feb 20, 2003 1:51 PM
I've got so many it's ridiculous. I actually use Cateye carbons and Ciussi. The carbons really hold the bottles in. Both are about as expensive as they get for cages. One of my teammates lost his bottles with the Ciussis and gunned them immediately. I haven't had that problem. One that I don't like is the plastic Specialized with the rubber band type thing.
Great handle, LOL :-) (nm)js5280
Feb 20, 2003 2:02 PM
re: recommend a good, light bottle cage?rogue_CT1
Feb 20, 2003 3:36 PM
I know I'm vain but in my moment of weakness I couldn't resist and I bought the Zipp carbon cage. Then I tried it and I really liked it. It was real easy to get the bottle in and out and the thing holds a bottle tighter than any alloy cage I've ever seen. Best of all it never marks up your bottles and it doesn't leave that alloy residue on your bike. So I bucked up the $45 and ordered a 2nd one. I know, I know, that's way to much to spend on a water bottle cage. Hey, like I said it was a moment of weakness and I'm a lame ass for carbon stuff. And no, it doesn't make me go any faster and the weight savings is nill... but I like it.
re: recommend a good, light bottle cage?rogue_CT1
Feb 20, 2003 3:43 PM
Oh, by the way, if you are a sucker for carbon and you have $100 lying around that you are dying to burn you can get the Zipp carbon cages at Excel sports. And to answer your original post, they weigh 27 grams vs about 40 grams for your typical alloy cage. But really that kind of weigh savings is impossible to notice on the bike. You could lose more than that by taking a dump. So only buy them if your really want the look of carbon then be ready for some ribbing by your riding buddies "weight weenie"!!!
Tacx Tao, very light, very svelte and available at most LBSs. nmseyboro
Feb 20, 2003 7:19 PM
Tacx Tao, very light, very svelte and available at most LBSs. nmRob Sal
Feb 21, 2003 11:27 AM
Blackburn Chicane, very sturdy for a 32gram cage.