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Old 11-17-21, 11:47 AM
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Which bidon cage should I buy?

Hey guys i recently bought Camelbak podium 620ml and they're great but i need cages for them,so what you guys which one of these three would be the "best" pick?I was thinking maybe about the 2nd one but i have a feeling like it wouldn't "hug" the bottles nicely...but maybe i'm wrong too,so i need help which one to choose.
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Old 11-17-21, 01:02 PM
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If we all liked the same bottle holders there would only be one bottle holder made.

I like the bottle holders that Specialized makes which is closer in design to choice 3 maybe 2. If you can't afford to throw them away if they don't work for you, then you need to be in a lower price category. Or beg friends for old stuff they have on the shelf and get some experience with them.
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Old 11-17-21, 01:09 PM
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Bontrager Elite
It's light, cheap and works. Available in a bunch of colors.
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Old 11-17-21, 05:59 PM
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Old 11-17-21, 09:20 PM
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Arundel Mandible $$$
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Old 11-17-21, 09:36 PM
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The cage in post #4 is my fave. I've got one pair with around 50k miles, and they still work exactly as when they were new. Look good, too.
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Old 11-18-21, 06:51 AM
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Make sure it will hold a flippable bidon. That is the most important feature when deciding which one to get.
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Old 11-18-21, 06:58 AM
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#4, because it is silver.
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Old 11-18-21, 07:49 AM
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Bidons are not kept in cages. One is carried to you by a teammate. After you've had a few sips, you simply toss it by the side of the road.
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Old 11-18-21, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
#4
Looks so simple and vintage,but still looks great,durable.I like the look.

Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Make sure it will hold a flippable bidon. That is the most important feature when deciding which one to get.
What's a flippable bidon :/.

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Bidons are not kept in cages. One is carried to you by a teammate. After you've had a few sips, you simply toss it by the side of the road.
But we that aren't pro cyclists can still call it bidon..?
Why do they toss it?weight maybe?
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Old 11-18-21, 02:13 PM
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What's a flippable bidon :/.
Here you go. Let these guys show you how it's done. It's around 1:13 in.

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Old 11-18-21, 10:49 PM
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#4b, the traditional King cage Shaped like the TA cages of the '70s that worked so well. Stainless steel or titanium. I have the SS cages on all my bikes except I still have one old TA and I use a different cage to carry sandals. Since rust will never touch them, I suspect they'll last maybe twice as long as the TAs and that is very long time. (They also do not drop bottles, even bottles put in very crooked or just partway.)
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If you want to go environmentally friendly, avoid plastics as well.
For road, I favor a Wolf Tooth Morse Cage in titanium, as you can really tweek your bottle placement.
For offroad, I favor a Lezyne Power Cage, but you need the grip of a 14yo to get your bottle out!
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Old 11-19-21, 12:00 AM
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If you are not using a carbonworks.de 8 gram carbon bottle cage you are fail incarnate.

BTW: They weigh less than advertised at 6.5 grams, but you'd want to source your own ti bolts as the included bolts are aluminum & easily broken with overtorque of an allen wrench.

Cheers!

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Old 11-19-21, 10:43 AM
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I went with the Bontrager Bat Cage because it's made from recycled plastic...
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Old 11-19-21, 03:58 PM
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I have King Iris cages on all my bikes
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Old 11-19-21, 07:07 PM
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I like Portland Design Works and have most of their cages but if not those King Cages all the way.
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I have $4 Giant cages from 2010. Cheap at the time and work just fine. 20 thousand miles on them without failure. All the things do is hold a water bottle. No magic involved.

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Old 11-19-21, 07:19 PM
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Free range bidons are the way to go--cage free.
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I have $4 Giant cages from 2010. Cheap at the time and work just fine. 20 thousand miles on them without failure. All the things do is hold a water bottle. No magic involved.
They carry my coffee thermos in the morning..but yea just get one that works at a price youíre willing to pay
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Originally Posted by SquishyBiker View Post
If you want to go environmentally friendly, avoid plastics as well.
For road, I favor a Wolf Tooth Morse Cage in titanium, as you can really tweek your bottle placement.
For offroad, I favor a Lezyne Power Cage, but you need the grip of a 14yo to get your bottle out!
Where do you bring titanium for recycling?
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Old 11-20-21, 09:09 AM
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I like Portland Design Works and have most of their cages but if not those King Cages all the way.
One to match whatever color you need! https://www.agavefinishworks.com/shop
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Free range bidons are the way to go--cage free.
No! Just no! Those free range bidons love to roll across roads and cause bike crashes. Bidons should be securely caged at all times for our safety (and theirs).
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
No! Just no! Those free range bidons love to roll across roads and cause bike crashes. Bidons should be securely caged at all times for our safety (and theirs).

Why did the bidon cross the road?
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
One to match whatever color you need! https://www.agavefinishworks.com/shop
You just had to show those to me...damn it now I need more bottle cages I don't need.
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