General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

XtraLarge Bottle Cage?

Reply

Old 09-16-08, 07:50 AM
  #1  
Narz
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 4

Bikes: a bike E and an old Giant

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
XtraLarge Bottle Cage?

Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.



Thanks!
Narz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-08, 09:51 AM
  #2  
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Posts: 29,127

Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1099 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Narz View Post
Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.
Topeak makes one that's advertised as fitting bottles from 1 to 1.5 liters. The QBP part number is WC1700 so any LBS should be able to get one for you.
Retro Grouch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-08, 11:28 AM
  #3  
staehpj1 
Senior Member
 
staehpj1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 9,203
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 150 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Narz View Post
Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.



Thanks!
Do you have to stop to drink out of that? It looks like an inconvenient two handed operation.
staehpj1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-08, 05:41 PM
  #4  
Doug5150
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: IL-USA
Posts: 1,864
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Narz View Post
Any good ones folks can recommend?

This is my water bottle. It's 40oz.



Thanks!
I gave up on carrying large bottles in cages a long time ago. I tried a number of cages with extra-tall bottles and regularly stopped to pick up bottles--and this wasn't even while riding off-road, it was just hitting bumps in paved streets.

Also..... the aluminum bottles dent when they hit the ground, where the plastic bottles just bounce around a bit and are still good.
~
Doug5150 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-08, 07:01 PM
  #5  
Bikewer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Maybe consider a camelback?
Bikewer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-08, 03:57 AM
  #6  
Rowan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,603
Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1361 Post(s)
The Topeak one goes under the name of Modula X. I have it on my MTB. It is adjustable in length for various height bottles. It has a rubber band as a collar to prevent bottles from coming out, and the bike has been over some serously rough roads at speed. Even with the band not in place, I haven't had a bottle fall out.

However, the plastic adjusting screw at the top of the frame does tend to vibrate enough that it contacts the downtube. Judicious placement of a rubber strip or some electrical insulation tape helps stop the noise and rubbing away of the paintwork.
Rowan is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service