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Old 06-07-12, 11:22 PM   #1
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Bike cage

I am in the market for bike cage. Found some real cheap and real expensive CF bike cage. And even found a few aluminum that painted like carbon. It makes me wonder.

1. Would you buy the fake CF cage just to be cool?
2. Would you rather buy the expensive real CF ones just to save a few gram on weight? Does that few gram really matter?
3. How much would you pay for the real CF ones? I found some varies from a couple dollars on eBay to up o $50 ones.
4. Price or look is more important to you?
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Old 06-08-12, 04:56 AM   #2
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I assume you mean bottle cage. I'm fine with the plain aluminum ones. You can bend them a bit tighter if you need to.
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1. Nobody else is going to notice or be impressed by a crabon bottle cage.
2. Nope, if I were riding at the level where swapping out a bottle cage would enhance my times, I would probably just ditch the water entirely. A full water bottle is 1000g+ easily.
3. Not more than $10, which is about the price for a non-crabon cage.
4. Crabon does look kind of neat
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Unless you've got a "bragging weight" bike (15 pound class), what's the point?

My all time favorite is Blackburn stainless steel chicane cages. Not the lightest, not the cheapest, not the most exotic looking but, I think, they're the best.
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I use a camel back or a Tervis cup...and cup holder.

If you want to spend money to look cool go right ahead, I won't be impressed.

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Yeah, I mean the bottle cage. sorry for the confusion.

Thanks for all the response and suggestions. I will keep on looking for the one that I like. I think look/color/durability is more important to me. I dont actually like the CF look but wonder if anyone would really spend that much money on it.

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Yeah, I mean the bottle cage. sorry for the confusion.

Thanks for all the response and suggestions. I will keep on looking for the one that I like. I think look/color/durability is more important to me. I dont actually like the CF look but wonder if anyone would really spend that much money on it.

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Will people spend the money on it? Yes...doesn't make any sense to me, but that is just me I guess.

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Carbon bottle cages are more about bling than weight savings. But Aluminum cages turn your bottles black, which looks like he11. So I think plastic is a good alternative; and if it looks like carbon, I don't have a problem with that.
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I prefer stainless from King Cages for a couple of reasons. First they don't make your bottle black. Second, I've seen them made and that alone is worth the price. Third, they are made here in Colorado which works perfectly with the two bikes I have that are Colorado made. If I'm feeling particularly wealthy (or if they happen to be on sale), I'll even spring for titanium.
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Unless you've got a "bragging weight" bike (15 pound class), what's the point?

My all time favorite is Blackburn stainless steel chicane cages. Not the lightest, not the cheapest, not the most exotic looking but, I think, they're the best.
The Blackburn Switchback SS cages are a bit sturdier. I have 5 of those in use currently.
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Id go with alum or ss and see if anybody makes lighter water.
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So if I have this straight if many here had a CF bike, with CF forks, CF Cranks and CF Seat Post, stem, bars and wheels and your wife, sister, or brother wanted to buy you some Topeak CF shuttle cages you would either turn them down or trade them for Steel, Aluminum or plastic? Not me, I would have a hard time getting the smile off of my face. Oh wait, I still do.
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Id go with alum or ss and see if anybody makes lighter water.
Never seen light water but I have seen wet water...

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Never seen light water but I have seen wet water...

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Just for fun I googled "light water" It definitely exists.
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Well, strictly speaking, there are differences in water. You could have very light water where the oxygen has 8 protons and 5 neutrons and hydrogen with just a proton but the O13 isn't a stable isotope. It has a half life of 8.3 ms so drink fast
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Original Profile nylon cages are versatile in what they will let be stuffed in them..
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Heavy water .. deuterium oxide or [SUP]2[/SUP]H[SUB]2[/SUB]O

'light water' refers to a nuclear reactor
that does not require use of [SUP]2[/SUP]H[SUB]2[/SUB]O.

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I did my google search on "heavy" water vs light water. I am familiar with "wet" water from my fire fighting days. We had a truck with chemical additives that were injected into the streams to be able to help penetrate canvas tarps and get to fires underneath.

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The shop I work in has a few CF bottle cages, but there aren't lots of people that buy into the idea of paying $80 to carry $2 worth of Gatorade.

But then real weight weenies have NO bottle cages - or mirrors, or cycle computers, and run unpadded carbon seats and carbon rims.
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If I'm going to be out long enough to need water I just drop the 1.5 gallon thermos into one of the rear baskets.
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