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1 Bottle Cage or 2 on a Hybrid?

Old 06-20-18, 11:29 AM
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Like one or two other posters, I've got two bottle cages but only carry one bottle with me. The second cage is a holder for a Vittori tool bottle that contains all my bits and pieces for breakdowns.

I've also got a Lezyne Pressure Drive mini pump secured under one of the cages.

Here's how the setup looks like on my bike.





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Old 06-20-18, 11:46 AM
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I usually carry two. One bottle for me and one for the kid. His bike (Trek Precaliber) doesn't have mounts for a bottle.
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Old 06-20-18, 11:59 AM
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2 cages for sure. Bottle cages are cheap, and fairly light, so no real downside to having 2. As for how many bottles, I usually take two on all my rides, but if it is just 15 miles or less, and the temp is cool, I might just take one bottle. On warmer days, usually take two. Never hurts to be prepared.
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Old 06-20-18, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by taz777 View Post
Like one or two other posters, I've got two bottle cages but only carry one bottle with me. The second cage is a holder for a Vittori tool bottle that contains all my bits and pieces for breakdowns.

I've also got a Lezyne Pressure Drive mini pump secured under one of the cages.

Here's how the setup looks like on my bike.




Yep. my second is a tire repair/tool kit as well. I suppose if you're going off the beaten-path you'd need to carry maximum hydration along with you. But living in the center of town, I'm never that far from a park or a 7- Eleven.

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Old 06-21-18, 11:34 AM
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1 bottle in the cage on the down tube because that's all I have room for with the size of the bike. Then there's 4 water bottles in panniers and 2 frozen Gatorades along with my new Sawyer mini filter. That way I only have to stop twice to fill up.

I just bought a front rack and front panniers so I can carry more water. I usually ride remote areas and drink 3-4 gallons a day.
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Old 06-22-18, 08:36 PM
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My easy to reach water bottle
I found that when riding I sometimes had a problem putting a bottle back in its cage so I added a 3rd cage which is very easy to use.
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Old 06-23-18, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by lhill View Post


My easy to reach water bottle
I found that when riding I sometimes had a problem putting a bottle back in its cage so I added a 3rd cage which is very easy to use.
Is it possible to see how it's mounted?
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Old 06-23-18, 05:44 AM
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A “Twofish Quick Cage Adapter” purchase at Jensen USA for cheap. It’s solid as a rock as mounted.
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Old 07-01-18, 04:23 PM
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Revisiting here, I decided that the only way I could reasonably have two on my small sized Sirrus was to add another Specialized Zee Cage (side loader). Decided though that I wanted to change my one Zee Cage for a Rib Cage II (top loader), so that was the end of the second cage since there'd be no room to load a second bottle given the frame size.
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