So I'm browsing my favourite online vendour, Probikekit. (noutice that I've adoupted the spelling of their natiounality, The United Kingdoum, which counsists ouf putting an U after every O.)
Ok, enough of that silliness. So I'm looking on there, and thinking about getting a water bottle cage. I check out the Campy Record Carbon cage, since it fascinates me that a $96 watter bottle cage even exists. That's right, it's $96.56 - that's ninety siz dollars and fifty six cents, for a watter bottle cage. Granted, it weighs 18 grams, so I guess that's impressive or something.
I then notice that they have the Chorus cage, too. It's a super bargain at only $58.17! Woo hoo! Wait though, there's got to be a catch, right? Well, the Chorus cage weighs a hefty 29 grams. Man, I can't haul around that much weight! I mean, evan at 400 watts, it'll still take me at least another .00000003 seconds to scream up the local hills! Suddenly, the Record is making sense.
However, judgement gets the best of me and I decide to check out the rest of the cages they have. I do a double take when I realize they have a plastic (that's right, plain old plastic, no carbon involved) cage available. I mean, that thing's gotta be a worthless pile of crap, right? Well, it only costs $1.62, so I check it out.
Guess what? It only weighs 20 grams! That's right folks, a cage costing $1.62 weighs only two grams more than a cage costing $96.56. On top of that, I've heard rumors (gasp!) that the Record cage actually weighs 19 grams.
Moral of the story? Well, let me ask you this - is 1 gram of savings worth $95? To put it more effectively, would you spend 59 times as much on a water bottle cage, if it saved you 1 gram over a cheaper one?
Now back to your regularly scheduled foo. . . .