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Old 11-17-04, 08:51 AM
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Water Bottle Cages

I know most of the time a lot of emphasis is not placed on water bottle cages, but to me they are important. I've got my new Klein coming in (today hopefully) and it does already have some of those basic bottle cages but I just don't like those. On my Felt I have silver Tacx Tao's but I feel those are too "modern" for the Klien and am looking for something stylish but classic.
So far my hands down favorite is the Nitto R cage, but geez they are $35 each!
What's everyone's favorite cages?
And does anyone want to sell me a couple of Nitto cages real cheap ?
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Old 11-17-04, 08:54 AM
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$35 for a cage?

(I know there are some that cost more than that, just freakin' wow!)
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Old 11-17-04, 09:49 AM
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Yeah the 80th Anniversary edition of the Nitto is $60! But it is 5 grams lighter
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Old 11-17-04, 10:26 AM
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My head spins just thinking about it. I just can't even fathom spending that on a cage. I think if I did, my wife would file for divorce immediately.
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Old 11-17-04, 11:28 AM
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Minoura. 39 grams and cheap enough that you don't have to lie to your wife.
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Old 11-17-04, 11:34 AM
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I personally have always liked Specialized cages and waterbottles. I use the composite-plastic ones for my MTB which I think they've named Cascade Mtn and I use the E Cage on my roadbike. I find them to be sturdy, durable, cheap (~USD$7) and classy. And they hold a bottle in place well which I suppose is the important part. The only downside of course is that they will leave marks on the bottle if you care about that sort of thing.

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Old 11-17-04, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by khuon
The only downside of course is that they will leave marks on the bottle if you care about that sort of thing.
No that's not a big deal to me, but I was hoping to find something with a more unique style.
Here is the Nitto (one with the hand holding it up.)
Also is a picture of a delta I've found, has anyone used these?
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Old 11-17-04, 11:59 AM
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I think you should get The Spaceman Bicycle Flask Holster.


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Old 11-17-04, 12:18 PM
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lol. maybe not, but on that site they do show a bike with a nice looking cage. I emailed him about it.
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Old 11-17-04, 12:29 PM
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Let's face it. You can spend more and get less.

$115.00 at ColoradoCyclist, bottle included.
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This one is a relative bargain at a mere $90.00, but you supply your own bottles.
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One of my bikes has these Tacx cages. They work extremely well, but they don't actually grip the bottles. This makes it very easy to get the bottles in and out, but bottles never inadvertently come out, no matter how rough the road is. And bottle compression from descending from high altitude to low is not a problem. they are also very light (37g) and not too expensive ($14.)
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Flask holder??? Awesome!!!

My favorite kind of bottle cage is $5 or less. But I may have to spring for a flask holder.
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Old 11-17-04, 01:52 PM
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My personal favorite

They've got a couple of spanky carbon ones too, but for ten grams more and a fraction of the cost I'll take these.
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Yes I have those Tacx cages on my Felt -CM-
But I found the ones I want:

Thanks to khuon who inadvertently led me to these beauties, and only $16 plus free shipping direct from www.kingcage.com
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Avoid the IRD 16 gram carbon cage at all costs. Broke after 2 rides. Replaced it with a 48gram Ciussi, which do not scuff bottles.
 
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Originally Posted by coney
Flask holder??? Awesome!!!

My favorite kind of bottle cage is $5 or less. But I may have to spring for a flask holder.
Just don't wear it to a CM ride or they'd use it as an excuse to throw ya in the van...
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