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Water Bottle Cage Behind Saddle(8 posts)

Water Bottle Cage Behind SaddleEOWilson
Dec 29, 2003 8:47 AM
Is there a water bottle cage that fits behind the saddle with a saddle bag? I have a medium size saddle bag (wedge) and don't want to have to remove it every time I want to use a water bottle cage behind my saddle.
why?ColnagoFE
Dec 29, 2003 8:51 AM
Don't you have regular water bottle mounts and if so why not use them instead? Having a rear mounted bottle holder is only a marginal aero advantage and then only important for TT--and then you probably wouldn't carry a saddle bag. Harder to get at your water too.
why?PaulNYC
Dec 29, 2003 8:53 AM
Actually the aero advantage comes from water bottles placed on the main tubes.
why?rogue_CT1
Dec 29, 2003 12:12 PM
That's right- The worst aerodynamics comes from placing a water bottle behind the seat or out on the aero bars like most tri geeks.
why? So you can carry more waterwooglin
Dec 29, 2003 6:07 PM
When I was young and stupid I did a century, no stops, with two bottles of water. It was a bad idea (but fast).
Camelback might be an easier solution (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 30, 2003 8:14 AM
re: Water Bottle Cage Behind Saddlerevdre
Dec 29, 2003 8:58 AM
The profile design aquarack allows enough room between the cages and the seat for a medium pack. I've got a spare - if you're intersted drop me a line at revdre at aol dot com.
re: Water Bottle Cage Behind SaddlemargoC
Dec 30, 2003 1:56 PM
I have several camelbak models. I also use them for hiking. I have a trailblazer, a mule, flashflo, and now the classic. The classic is so totally awesome on the road bike I can't believe it!!! I got the flashflo because I thought not having weight on my back would be good. Big mistake, the only one I regret getting. The classic is so narrow and flat you don't even know you have it on. There is a small slot for a wallet and keys. There is also a bungee for a small jacket. I have that, my seat wedge, and my jerzee pockets for all my needs. I used to commute and ride long distance and have a habit of carrying too much crap. I also have a large waterbottle on my bike. It's my "reserve".

No kidding though, those small camelbaks work great on a road bike!