Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Harrisburg, PA
    My Bikes
    Trek Pilot 5.0
    Posts
    206
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Carbon Water bottle Cages

    I'm considering buying a couple of carbon water bottle cages. They really vary in price and the price doesn't seem to necessarily be tied to weight. Why are some more expensive? Design?

    What do you recommend? What is your favorite?

  2. #2
    Banned Help Im A Noob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    k-town wisconsin
    My Bikes
    trek 4300 wit disk
    Posts
    144
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i think they just cost so much cuz of the coolness factor

  3. #3
    el sombrador loco MetalClydesdale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ukiah, CA
    My Bikes
    1999 Trek 1000, 2006 Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    95
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been seeing these a lot lately and I really fail to understand them. They don't weigh much more than the steel ones and I've been transfering the same pair of steel cages between bikes for 6 years and through any number of truely spectacular wrecks.

    I suppose if you race you're after every gram you can find but for distance riding I can't see the point.
    What you risk reveals what you value.

  4. #4
    el sombrador loco MetalClydesdale's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Ukiah, CA
    My Bikes
    1999 Trek 1000, 2006 Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    95
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've been seeing these a lot lately and I really fail to understand them. They don't weigh much more than the steel ones and I've been transfering the same pair of steel cages between bikes for 6 years and through any number of truely spectacular wrecks.

    I suppose if you race you're after every gram you can find but for distance riding I can't see the point.
    What you risk reveals what you value.

  5. #5
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What do you recommend?
    Not buying carbon bottle cages? Waste of money imho.

  6. #6
    Lincoln, CA Mojo Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Lincoln, CA
    My Bikes
    94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
    Posts
    2,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had a chance to get two carbon cages at cost . . they match my bike perfectly. I happened to have fallen into a little cash as splurged. Saved about 3 oz.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Cavedog's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Valrico, Fl
    My Bikes
    Street and Trail
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    3 oz

    I guess I don't get it. 3 ounces? To me, it's like taking a tablespoon of water out of a bathtub. The variation in air pressure ten feet horizontally is more significant.

    But, I guess you have to control what you can. Don't forget to clip those nose hairs.
    Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.

  8. #8
    Immoderator KrisPistofferson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    POS Tennessee
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
    Posts
    7,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Bikeforums
    Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.

  9. #9
    No longer in Wimbledon... womble's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    867
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Look for the carbon cages that are hollowed out and filled with hydrogen gas. They are better because they are lighter. You have to be careful in an accident though- if they crack during an accident, an accidental spark could cause a small explosion.

  10. #10
    Semper Fidelis
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    My Bikes
    Tiemeyer Road Bike & Ridley Domicles
    Posts
    2,943
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    got some specialized cages been using these for years and are lighter than the carbon ones my brother bought
    "Advantages Must Be Pressed, Disadvantages Must Be Overcome"

  11. #11
    He drop me Grasschopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Central PA
    My Bikes
    '03 Marin Mill Valley, '06 Cannondale Rush, '02 Eddy Merckx Corsa 0.1, '07 Bottecchia Euro Sprint Tour Comp Elite Pro 1000
    Posts
    11,436
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    all about the look and maybe if you are a weight weenie. I had a pair on one of my bikes for a little while...they didn't hold bottles very well so I moved them to the wife's bike (which doesn't see the same speeds or roads) and got Trek Bat Cages for mine. A bit heavier...still look good and DO NOT drop water bottles...great cage.
    The views expressed by this poster do not reflect the views of BikeForums.net.

  12. #12
    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    HOT, sunny socal desert
    My Bikes
    2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
    Posts
    4,939
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Grasschopper
    all about the look
    what he said!
    OCP and PROUD!
    "OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
    life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •