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Old 06-27-20, 04:18 PM
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Water Bottle Cage $50.00

Cage for a single bottle $50, I have decided to just stick a bottle in my pack, fanny pack, or jersey. https://www.rei.com/product/152999/b...er-bottle-cage
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Old 06-27-20, 04:46 PM
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You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
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Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a huge fan of cages, but not paying high prices for them. The Kings work really well. In and out is easy and the bottles don't come out. They last a long time and look decent. (Plus I hate carrying bottles in my jersey pocket and getting it back in after a drink.)

King is one of those rare companies. They make waterbottle cages. Two materials but identical save that. And that is all they do. (Well I think they make one other item.) They don't change styles every year, Don't advertise much at all. Just took a time honored and very good cage (the French TA), copied its shape and function, came up with a cleaner and stronger design and made them. Still do. I suspect they have a small working space, a few good long term employees and just keep a regular supply coming. I doubt there is a lot of variation to their business and I suspect they very rarely have to deal with returns.
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$50 > fanny pack
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Originally Posted by roskobosko View Post
Cage for a single bottle $50, I have decided to just stick a bottle in my pack, fanny pack, or jersey. https://www.rei.com/product/152999/b...er-bottle-cage
Better yet the XXX carbon cage.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/u...-cage/p/25488/

I have 2 of them and cheaper than a fanny pack.

Prada $1100

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I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never have lost a bottle and they look super neat. Though if I want MUSA I gotta have my King Ti cages ultra light and well made. Not cheap but I can get the Stainless cages for that with just a little bit more weight.
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10 grams lighter and $30 more expensive then it's nylon counterpart!
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Prada $1100
ooooo, precious!!
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They stopped carrying my old favourite.

https://www.rei.com/product/777621/p...er-bottle-cage

$7 each, and the silver and black colour schemes matched my bike perfectly. Even when one of them broke I just replaced the pair for less than the price of 1 of other brands.
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
Or buy a King SS cage for around $18. I am a huge fan of cages, but not paying high prices for them. The Kings work really well. In and out is easy and the bottles don't come out. They last a long time and look decent. (Plus I hate carrying bottles in my jersey pocket and getting it back in after a drink.)

King is one of those rare companies. They make waterbottle cages. Two materials but identical save that. And that is all they do. (Well I think they make one other item.) They don't change styles every year, Don't advertise much at all. Just took a time honored and very good cage (the French TA), copied its shape and function, came up with a cleaner and stronger design and made them. Still do. I suspect they have a small working space, a few good long term employees and just keep a regular supply coming. I doubt there is a lot of variation to their business and I suspect they very rarely have to deal with returns.
I have them on my road bike. So does my ex. One of hers broke when her bike was transported unboxed in a trailer from the east coast to AZ. I suspect it was caused by the pedal of another bike in the trailer. Later that year King was at the Philly Bike Expo bending cages. My ex told him the story. He literally tossed her a new one for free. Nice gesture.

My cages (steel) are over four years old and still look brand new. And they won’t discolor bottles. And for those who care, they are manufactured in Durango, CO.
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https://www.rei.com/product/777620/p...er-bottle-cage

Why not get this one if the Bontrager is too expensive?
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Old 06-27-20, 06:19 PM
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King Cage is a great value and they work great. You and plop down $60 and get the titanium version.

Nitto cages look pretty but run between $60-90. I don’t have one, but maybe for the next bike.
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Old 06-27-20, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Better yet the XXX carbon cage.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/u...-cage/p/25488/

I have 2 of them and cheaper than a fanny pack.

Prada $1100
The Prada is a little more than I want to spend, ok, a lot more
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Old 06-27-20, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
You do know there are many many cages that are less expensive, right?
Ya, I just hadn't seen any high end bottle cages before. Just being a little snarky, coming from a guy who just bought a pretty pricy bike (although a good deal), SC Tallboy CC XO build, seems a little crazy but I am enjoying the bike.
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Old 06-27-20, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
https://www.rei.com/product/777620/p...er-bottle-cage

Why not get this one if the Bontrager is too expensive?

My bike was so expensive I hate to add any weight to it, already have back packs, fanny packs & jerseys, so no added weight, not that it really matters,
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Originally Posted by roskobosko View Post
Cage for a single bottle $50, I have decided to just stick a bottle in my pack, fanny pack, or jersey. https://www.rei.com/product/152999/b...er-bottle-cage
Member rebate at year's end. because its a consumer coop.
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I just put some of the PDW cages on my latest build. They're super cheap, and work fine. All I need.
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I have never had a water bottle holder that didn't work well. The cheap ones seem to function well.
My favorite is a food bag/bottle holder that velcro straps on the handlebar stem joint. I keep a water bottle in mine with two in regular holders.
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Originally Posted by roskobosko View Post
My bike was so expensive I hate to add any weight to it, already have back packs, fanny packs & jerseys, so no added weight, not that it really matters,
You dont want to add weight to the bike because it was expensive, but then you say it doesn't matter.

Really- what is your point in all this?
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Originally Posted by roskobosko View Post
My bike was so expensive I hate to add any weight to it,
Don't forget to take a dump before you ride..

Personally I don't like a backpack, or hydration bag or having a tone of stuff in my jersey pocket. And after what I spent on my bike, i figured (2) CF cages were just want i needed to match the Ti and carbon pedals.

Never lost a bottle and it's not like they wear out like tires and chains.
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I've tried a few bottle cages, & the ones that stick out in my memory right now are the Topeak Modula Java Bottle Cage & Topeak Adjustable Modula Cage EX Modified Shape Bicycle Waterbottle Cage.
I give them 2 out of 5 stars. One has the ability to lose parts along the way if not paying attention when trying to remove a bigger bottle enroute while cycling, & the other loses tension no matter how tight you try to crank down on the adjustable twister knob... then it breaks. Both toss your beverage up & out on to the ground when hitting a typical michigan MUP bump (small scale mountain breaching the surface) then gets kicked over into oncoming traffic to be ran over by a LEO vehicle. Simple is the only way. Get the aluminum cage & dont second guess it.
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Originally Posted by roskobosko View Post
My bike was so expensive I hate to add any weight to it, already have back packs, fanny packs & jerseys, so no added weight, not that it really matters,
What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are you using?
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
Don't forget to take a dump before you ride..

Personally I don't like a backpack, or hydration bag or having a tone of stuff in my jersey pocket. And after what I spent on my bike, i figured (2) CF cages were just want i needed to match the Ti and carbon pedals.

Never lost a bottle and it's not like they wear out like tires and chains.
Of course, everyone has different needs, enjoy.
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Originally Posted by Tacoenthusiast View Post
What magic weightless fanny pack and backpack are you using?
Well, I'm already using those items, so no added weight, I'm not suggesting one solution is better than another, have fun riding
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
You dont want to add weight to the bike because it was expensive, but then you say it doesn't matter.

Really- what is your point in all this?
Just commenting on what I considered a pricy bike cage from my perspective, no biggie.
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