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    Mounting water bottle cages to my Kilo?

    I am considering those dual mounts that clamp to the seat rails. They look sturdy and I suppose they are meant for TT riding, but why wouldn't they work on the Kilo?

    Suggestions? Comments?
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    The profile design aqua rack ala butt rockets.

    Great rack imo, they work for a whole range of seatpost diameters, including the kilos odd 26.8 coming with a bunch of spacer shims.


    Before the haters come saying that they launch bottles and whatnot during rides, how come all those people doing the ironman triathlon have no problems with theirs?
    Protip: if it's launching bottles, the elastic bands for your cages have worn out and need to be replaced!

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    Leuky, looked at the Profile Design. They make one that clamps to the seatpost itself and one that mounts to the seat rails.
    Best regards - steve
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    rivnut/nutsert

    try nutserts or rivnuts on your frame to attach cages.
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    I have one which mounts to the rails.
    It mounts firmly and stays put...in that sense it works like a charm.
    OTOH, mine launched the waterbottles like`a pro.
    Yes, you are right. These are used by triathletes all over the globe and they get them to work
    in a more traditional manner.
    Mine, however, fired my bottles like grenades from a launcher from day one.
    I'm assuming operator error.
    (I removed this from my bike)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-in-kville View Post
    Leuky, looked at the Profile Design. They make one that clamps to the seatpost itself and one that mounts to the seat rails.
    You can't go wrong with either I believe; all comes down to personal preference.
    I've only had experience with seatpost mounted one though so I can't confirm on the height adjustability on rail mounted ones.

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    When I raced triathlons, I used the profile design kage. They are around 7 bucks, and I never lost a bottle. Every once in a while you have to replace the rubber o-ring, but they work great.
    Semper fi

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    I've got the Profile Design on my kilo and really like it. It's the model that clamps to the seatpost.

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    Another flipside is you can borrow the cages from the rack whenever you get a bike with bottlecage mounts; they're not proprietary.

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    Which kilo doesn't have bottle mounts?
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Which kilo doesn't have bottle mounts?
    kilo strippers don't have mounts I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    kilo strippers don't have mounts I believe.
    ...I coulda read his little bio thing too. an ha
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
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    I uh, taped a traditional water bottle cage to my uh, downtube.

    its ugly. it works.

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    It's good enough for Richard Sachs and his cx bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    kilo strippers don't have mounts I believe.
    Your correct. The two 2014 strippers I ordered didn't come with cage mounts. In 2012 they started adding them to the regular kilo tt and pro version, just not the strippers.
    Last edited by Plutoker; 07-23-14 at 12:51 PM.

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    Here are nine million other options. Some pretty cool gadgets in here. Stolen from the mechanics forum.

    Adding Water Bottle Cages to Bicycles without Braze

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    Hose clamps are ugly but cheap and effective.
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    Thanks for the great replies. Not sure what I will do, but the Profile Design looks like a great option.
    Best regards - steve
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    It's a bit more expensive, but I am using the xlab delta 200 with their air strike CO2 mount kit.

    It is not cheap, but the majority of the cost is the carbon fiber cage. While I understand that it is expensive, I have never thrown a single bottle due to the clamping strength of the cage. My only complaint is that it has made a normal seat mounted gear bag impossible to mount at the same time.

    I liked the look of the SKS rig (I originally saw it on this bike), but could not find it on hand anywhere to see how stable it would be. This option could also keep the seat mounted gear bag in the mix.

    Keehan

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    Topeak Mondopack Hydro. As you can see, it requires a good bit of seatpost.

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