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Whats your favorite Water Bottle Cage?

Old 03-17-07, 02:14 PM
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Whats your favorite Water Bottle Cage?

I currently use the funky style specialized cages but I am lokking to by the Tacx Tao Water Bottle Cages for newest build just wondering what everyone else out there is using.
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Old 03-17-07, 02:26 PM
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those(tacx) are the same cages i use. they look cool and hold stuff really well. what more do you need in a cage?
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I use the plastic profile-design cages...they're light, cheap, easy to get the bottle in, and haven't lost a bottle yet.

https://www.profile-design.com/2006_p...on/stryke.html
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I use the Inox stainless steel cages with those cool little buttons that help keep the bottles in place. I think the pros used to use them.
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These are the ones I am currently using

https://capitolhillbikes.com/itemdeta...gId=39&id=2500

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Is it a "thing" now-a-days for everyone to ask about bottle cages?
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Originally Posted by markwebb
I use the Inox stainless steel cages with those cool little buttons that help keep the bottles in place. I think the pros used to use them.
+1 They go well with my Rhygin SS frame
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I like the one in the front a little better. It's easier to reach than the one in the back
Seriously, I never got into fancy cages. I just like something plain and simple that matches the bike.
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I had some fancy CF water bottle cages for about a year. I hit a pothole (the rider I was following didn't call it out), the water bottle on the seattube bounced up, came down, and broke the tab at the base of the cage. I managed to reach down and snag the bottle before it caused any mischief. Then I went out and bought some of the plastic Specialized cages.
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What do the Tao's weigh in at??

I've never seen them mentioned on here.. but CatEye makes a plastic cage that weighs ~15g, holds bottles very well & costs on $10. Thats hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by HillMut
. but CatEye makes a plastic cage that weighs ~15g,
15 grams******************************
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it's made of saran wrap.
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Originally Posted by Chicocreole
I am lokking to by the Tacx Tao Water Bottle Cages for newest build just wondering what everyone else out there is using.
I use Tacx Tao and like them. I think they are advertised as 39 grams.
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The Cateye is showing 69 grams. Tacx is right around 40 grams.
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I like the heavy duty aluminum ones that the local shop sells.....made for mountain bikes really, but my bottles aren't going anywhere.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
The Cateye is showing 69 grams. Tacx is right around 40 grams.
wrong model I believe, I'm pretty sure the guy I talked to weighed this at the shop.. probably w/o bolts.
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Originally Posted by HillMut
wrong model I believe, I'm pretty sure the guy I talked to weighed this at the shop.. probably w/o bolts.
He may want to check his scale then. 15grams is about right for a very very minimal CF cage such as a BTP but not a basic plastic cage. I may be mistaken and if so I apologise......
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Originally Posted by Chicocreole
I currently use the funky style specialized cages but I am lokking to by the Tacx Tao Water Bottle Cages for newest build just wondering what everyone else out there is using.
I use a pair of Tacx Taos mounted in the triangle, They are light, work really well and I like them. However I use a pair of Blackburn stainless mounted on a Minoura cage holder for extra water bottle capacity behind my saddle.
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Axiom CF

Came with the bike! No problems with them.
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Elite Patao's are really nice.. the Tao's.. I have a set.. Im not using them. I find the bottles a little difficult to get in and out because of the hoop. I have Arundel Dave-Os on my Blue and they seem to be well made for a carbon cage. Ive broken a bunch of carbon cages but I dont know that I'll break these. They seem to be really tough.
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Originally Posted by markwebb
I use the Inox stainless steel cages with those cool little buttons that help keep the bottles in place. I think the pros used to use them.
+1
Love 'em!
I bought my on e-bay for $20 each, new. Still a lot of money for bottle cages but they look good and I like them and that's reason enough for me.
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Originally Posted by garysol1
Tacx Tao's. Look no farther.

[IMG][/IMG]

+18.9 billion... light, nice looking, sturdy, hold bottles securely, easy to get bottles in and out of, fairly cheap ($)... they do their job well.

I had those profile design plastic cages and both broke.. they're only $5 though, but still, you'd think the arms would last longer (only about 1,500 miles of riding with them before arms on both cages broke).
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