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Old 03-27-13, 03:44 PM
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matching water bottle cage to water bottle size?

I'm looking at getting just a plain cage to put on the bike, currently looking at this one: http://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-Moun...ttle+with+cage
(inexpensive is what I'm looking for - though other suggestions are welcome.

So my question is - how do I know what size bottle to get? I've seen 21 & 24oz ones on Amazon, among others. I haven't found a listing on cages that says it fits this size. Does it not matter? I mean, it has to matter some because if your bottle is too small it will fall out.

Any help?
Suggestions? Looking to spend less than $20 combined for the cage + bottle.

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Old 03-27-13, 04:10 PM
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Cycling water bottles are all the same diameter, they just vary in length. They also have a groove around them that engages the retaining tab on the cage. Longer ones are a bit more likely to fall out of some cage over bumps or rough roads due to being more top-heavy.
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so basically one size fits all.
cool, didn't know that.
thanks!!
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Topeak has an adjustable bottle cage made of plastic, has worked fine for me so far. Can't comment on longevity, have had it for 9 months so far. Allows me to carry most bottles, I prefer the Brita ones with a filter so I can fill up anywhere without worries.
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