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Old 09-16-08, 07:50 AM   #1
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XtraLarge Bottle Cage?

Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.



Thanks!
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Old 09-16-08, 09:51 AM   #2
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Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.
Topeak makes one that's advertised as fitting bottles from 1 to 1.5 liters. The QBP part number is WC1700 so any LBS should be able to get one for you.
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Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.



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Do you have to stop to drink out of that? It looks like an inconvenient two handed operation.
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Old 09-16-08, 05:41 PM   #4
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Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.



Thanks!
I gave up on carrying large bottles in cages a long time ago. I tried a number of cages with extra-tall bottles and regularly stopped to pick up bottles--and this wasn't even while riding off-road, it was just hitting bumps in paved streets.

Also..... the aluminum bottles dent when they hit the ground, where the plastic bottles just bounce around a bit and are still good.
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Maybe consider a camelback?
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The Topeak one goes under the name of Modula X. I have it on my MTB. It is adjustable in length for various height bottles. It has a rubber band as a collar to prevent bottles from coming out, and the bike has been over some serously rough roads at speed. Even with the band not in place, I haven't had a bottle fall out.

However, the plastic adjusting screw at the top of the frame does tend to vibrate enough that it contacts the downtube. Judicious placement of a rubber strip or some electrical insulation tape helps stop the noise and rubbing away of the paintwork.
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