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the sci guy 12-15-13 11:57 AM

Aesthetically speaking, what's your favorite bottle cage?
 
I have 2 of the normal aluminum style cage - this basic design:
http://www.globalbikesonline.com/cat...ge%20black.jpg

but am looking to possibly zazz up the look of my bike. (it's a surly cross-check if that helps you picture how it might look on my bike in your head)

what style do you use?
Please post pics or link to the image on a website if possible.

Looigi 12-15-13 01:41 PM

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Elite Custom Race cages. Very lightweight, under $20, durable and retain bottles well. I have a pair with over 20,000 miles on them and they're as good as new.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355186

fietsbob 12-15-13 02:10 PM

I have American Classic aluminum cages from quite a while back..

check out these : http://www.kingcage.com/products-waterbottle-cages.html with plastic bottles

I have an earlier version of this : http://www.profile-design.com/profil...-two/kage.html

Metal bottles, minus the top hook it is more versatile. I have 1 for the MSR fuel bottle under the downtube
and use it with Sigg sports Bottles on down tube topside . & seat tube.

Back of the Bike Friday's seat post I have a Blackburn Mountain cage.

ijsbrand 12-15-13 02:24 PM

Minimal steel. If I remember right, this one is from Velo Orange.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5...achment18.jpeg

chaadster 12-15-13 02:55 PM

I'm fond of the Lezyne Carbon cage, which I run on one of the bikes. It's cool because it's carbon (of course!), but is not overly racy or aggressive looking, which I appreciate. They're also kinda full, in the sense that there's some material there to hold things in place, say, a jacket, or rolled up leg warmers. Not that I've ever used it for such, but just saying' you could...:

http://www.bike24.com/i/p/5/2/12825_00_d.jpg

katsrevenge 12-15-13 03:01 PM

I like the kind you have. Simple, functional and in a bunch of colors.

JanMM 12-15-13 03:02 PM

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I have Blackburn stainless steel MTB cages on three bikes.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355190

RoadTire 12-15-13 03:32 PM

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Planet Bike, either in black or silver. We have each color on our bikes, my son uses black, I use silver. You can bend them a little also to accommodate different bottle sizes.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=355192

Retro Grouch 12-15-13 03:36 PM

Portland Design Works has one that looks like a bird in flight. They call it the "bird cage". For pure aesthetics, that's the one I would pick.

For pure function I like the Blackburn chicane cages recommended by JanMM. They hold your bottles securely and they're stainless steel so they don't leave black marks on your bottles.

himespau 12-15-13 03:52 PM

I'm a big fan of the king cage iris from feitzbob's link.
http://www.kingcage.com/assets/img/Cage3.jpg

Have a couple of those on one bike as well as another that has older elite ciussi inox holders like this:
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/019...g?v=1354552161

the sci guy 12-15-13 08:26 PM

Great stuff so far, guys, thanks. Keep them coming. I like especially seeing pics on the bikes.

How about the Blackburn Slick Racing cage?
http://www.bike24.com/i/p/7/3/34937_00_d.jpg

Heres a pic of them on a bike. Not my bike, and a little more of a beefy bike than my narrow tubed Surly..but...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ct%2B9FnE1L.jpg

the sci guy 12-15-13 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by himespau (Post 16332464)
I'm a big fan of the king cage iris from feitzbob's link.
http://www.kingcage.com/assets/img/Cage3.jpg

I do like this, though. Wish it were cheaper. I need 2, and I'm definitely not shelling out almost $40 for bottle cages.

martianone 12-15-13 08:37 PM

Delta INOX looks neat, works well & not too expensive.

shelbyfv 12-15-13 08:41 PM

Price Point has some nice stainless cages similar to the King for under $10. For more modern looking bikes, carbon or fat aluminum, I like the Tacx Tao.

Jewel 12-15-13 10:38 PM

I have this one: https://www.ridepdw.com/goods/cargo/the-bird-cage

SkyDog75 12-15-13 10:41 PM

I really like the Specialized manta cages on my road bike:
http://m.specialized.com/us/en/ftb/b...ages/mantacage

I've got a couple of stainless cages similar in appearance to the king cage iris above and I'm probably never going to use them. Anyone willing to pay for shipping can have 'em.

ajmstilt 12-15-13 11:13 PM

Always liked these from Velo Orange:
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...w-version.html

cyclist2000 12-15-13 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch (Post 16332441)
Portland Design Works has one that looks like a bird in flight. They call it the "bird cage". For pure aesthetics, that's the one I would pick.

For pure function I like the Blackburn chicane cages recommended by JanMM. They hold your bottles securely and they're stainless steel so they don't leave black marks on your bottles.

I just got one of the bird cages.

the one that I liked that I only saw on bianchigirl's bike (in photos) it held a wine bottle.

Mobile 155 12-16-13 12:15 AM

Got these on sale. light weight and good looking.
http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottl.../ShuttleCageCB

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/f...47/Tarmac3.jpg

mtndragon 12-16-13 12:32 AM

This is my favorite cage. Fits nicely off the back of the seat, and therefore at hand in time of need
http://www.kingcage.com/assets/img/mudflask-lrg.jpg

chaadster 12-16-13 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16332995)
Great stuff so far, guys, thanks. Keep them coming. I like especially seeing pics on the bikes.

How about the Blackburn Slick Racing cage?
http://www.bike24.com/i/p/7/3/34937_00_d.jpg

Heres a pic of them on a bike. Not my bike, and a little more of a beefy bike than my narrow tubed Surly..but...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Ct%2B9FnE1L.jpg

Probably a little to "technik" for a Surly Crosscheck, I think. Perhaps if the bike is tech'd out in other aspects you could pull it off, though.

the sci guy 12-16-13 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by chaadster (Post 16333688)
Probably a little to "technik" for a Surly Crosscheck, I think. Perhaps if the bike is tech'd out in other aspects you could pull it off, though.

kinda what i was thinking.
i think something like the King Cage Iris will look a little more stately and low profile on the crosschecks classic style narrow frame

the sci guy 12-16-13 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Mobile 155 (Post 16333409)

those look pretty decent, but i greatly dislike the giant TOPEAK on them. it's like, we get it Topeak, you make bike stuff. everyone knows. let it go.

GP 12-16-13 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by the sci guy (Post 16333001)
I do like this, though. Wish it were cheaper. I need 2, and I'm definitely not shelling out almost $40 for bottle cages.

I was going to say Nitto until I read your post. http://www.compasscycle.com/bottles_cages.html

I used Kings standard stainless steel on my Cross-Check. I bought them in 2007 for my Litespeed and they're on their fourth bike now.

For an inexpensive cage, I'd go with Planet Bike.

garciawork 12-16-13 10:27 AM

I am a big fan of my King Ti cages on my Ti bike, but I like the iris above a lot, just doesn't come in Ti...


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