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what is you fav cage?(23 posts)

what is you fav cage?andy02
Nov 18, 2003 10:21 AM
I have the Elite Ciussi stainless cages on my 5200 but I think I want something different on my 5900. I have thought about the KING stainless steel or the TACX Tao cage. Does anyone use these cages? I really like how easy it is to get bottles in and out of the ciussi cages. I have had a few freebe cages that were horrible. What else should I look at and I am not going to spend 50-150$ on cages!!!
Ciussi OR King OR TACX OR profileandy02
Nov 18, 2003 11:10 AM
Tacx Taoconsolidated
Nov 18, 2003 11:26 AM
I really like this cage, in particular over wire cages. It's super easy and intuitive to load and unload without looking down and secure once in. Mine weighed in at 40grams apiece. They're a bit tight for a few rides but then break in nicely.
great that is what i wanted to know nmandy02
Nov 18, 2003 11:35 AM
Nov 18, 2003 12:25 PM
I replaced my Ciussi Elite cages with Tacx Tao on one of my bikes and like them a lot. The Ciussi cages function well, but mark up all my water bottles something awful. I bought some new Polar bottles this summer because my old ones were so marked up, and now the new ones looks just as bad from rubbing on the Ciussi dages. Occassionally a water bottle will fall out of my Ciussi cages when riding over railroad tracks, but that hasn't happed (yet) with the Tacx cages. I'm not a weight weenie, but the Tacx are also lighter. The only drawback is the bottles don't seem to slide all way down in the Tacx cages unless you really push, and I'm afraid they might break if I do that. They hold bottles very secure, though, even if not pushed all the way down.
Double ditto. (Relatively) Cheap, light, and hold great. nmKG 361
Nov 18, 2003 6:03 PM
Love the Tacx Tao n/mfracisco
Nov 18, 2003 12:37 PM
Hated them.swvegg
Nov 18, 2003 1:15 PM
Broke both of them in the same place. If your bike falls with a full bottle it can break easily. Glue got seperated between the metal cage part plastic part where it mounts. Thumbs down.
Hated them. - dittoPMC
Nov 18, 2003 1:35 PM
Ditto to everything swvegg said.
They break with 750 ml bottles, though..koala
Nov 19, 2003 4:26 AM
I broke two in less than 3000 miles. Im trying anything else at this point. Apparently they can handle the stress of smaller bottles but not big ones.
Tacx Taohudsonite
Nov 19, 2003 5:23 AM
Great cages. Light, look good, easy to use, low cost and have been very durable. No rust and they are easy to clean. What more do you want?
NittoLen J
Nov 18, 2003 1:16 PM
Expensive at $35/cage, but I've never seen anyone who saw one that didn't want one.

Favorite Cages...Bixe
Nov 18, 2003 4:46 PM
How easy is it to get a bottle out of and back into a cage without having to look down?
Arundell Cages hold the bottle snug, not tight and are easy to get the bottle out and back in.... There are a pair on three of the carbon bikes without a single failure. Not exactly cheap though; US$40/ea from Competitive Cyclist. About 30 grams and come complete with bolts and a 'Made In China' sticker on the bottom.

Favorite Cages... where can I get themandy02
Nov 18, 2003 6:53 PM
I looked on competitive cyclist but didn't see them.
Not on Web Site; Call...Bixe
Nov 18, 2003 8:06 PM
... Brendan Quirk (or Hap) @ 888-276-7130 during hours 1000-1800 CST (I believe they're in Little Rock, Arkansas). Or...
Thanks nmandy02
Nov 19, 2003 6:08 AM
Favorite Cages... where can I get thembburgbiker
Nov 19, 2003 2:59 PM
Competitive Cyclist has should have them but they are not on the site. Also, Supergo has them but they are currently out of stock.
Expensive but well worth it.Dave Hickey
Nov 19, 2003 4:58 AM
I have two on differnt bikes. Besides looking great, they hold the bottles extremely well. I paid $40.00 per cage
They look good with pinstripes tooDave Hickey
Nov 19, 2003 5:17 AM
I added pinstripes.
I still like the Ciussi stainless (nm)AJS
Nov 18, 2003 5:13 PM
These go very well on my Giant CompositeLive Steam
Nov 19, 2003 6:32 AM
I don't know the retail cost. My LBS friend usually sell me stuff at or near cost. I think I paid $20 each for them.
Try an Arundel carbonbburgbiker
Nov 19, 2003 2:55 PM
i've had my arundel carbon bottle cage for about six months now and have never had a bottle fall out. the cage is good looking and the carbon construction seems flawless. it's also very sturdy (i can pick my bike up by just holding the cage, but i don't recommend this), light (only 25-27g), and is only $40 (not bad compared to the campy or zipp). i'm digging it so much i'm gonna buy another. btw, i ordered it with no problem through competitive cyclist.
very happy so far with $10 Trek Bat Cages (Lance cages) nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 20, 2003 6:52 AM