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$40 for a water bottle cage?

Old 08-12-08, 12:13 PM
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$40 for a water bottle cage?

At my LBS. Yea it's carbon fiber, but is there really that much benefit from saving what? 2 grams or something? On a cage designed to hold a pound of water?

It's cool, but I just wonder about the logic... If you're that concerned about weight, wouldn't you just delete the w.b. cage entirely and take water handed to you, chug it and then toss the bottle?

Just wondering.

The c.f. is pretty sexy looking though.
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Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
$40 for a water bottle cage?
is almost as idiotic as posting a thread about a girl riding a cervelo in flip flops.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
is almost as idiotic as posting a thread about a girl riding a cervelo in flip flops.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:19 PM
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First things I bought for my bike, biggest regret I've made, should have listened to Botto when I read the threads about them. Stupidest thing you can spend your money on.
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I actually have two of these carbon fiber bottle cages. No real reason for having them and I am an over weight rider to losing pounds. So there is not any real reason for me to have them at all. They were on sale one day and I got them for less than half of what they normally sell for and they look cool. I have no issues using them though but I do not need them.

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Old 08-12-08, 12:24 PM
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Dude, next time you leave your computer unattended you should lock up your account. Somebody is making some really stupid ass posts in your name today!
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OMG!!! CARBON FIBER WATER BOTTLE CAGES?!?!

I didn't know they made these!!!!! I HAVE TO HAVE THEM!!!
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Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
At my LBS. Yea it's carbon fiber, but is there really that much benefit from saving what? 2 grams or something? On a cage designed to hold a pound of water?

It's cool, but I just wonder about the logic... If you're that concerned about weight, wouldn't you just delete the w.b. cage entirely and take water handed to you, chug it and then toss the bottle?

Just wondering.

The c.f. is pretty sexy looking though.
here's something even more insipid - titanium cages for US$60 each
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I brough Andew's King cages four years ago. They are made from Ti and weigh 34 grams. They still look brand new and hold bottles just as well now as the first day. These things will last twenty years.
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Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
here's something even more insipid - titanium cages for US$60 each
No OCP points for those. They look enough like an alloy cage that only you will know. Meanwhile, riding with a clear coated carbon cage...
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
is almost as idiotic as posting a thread about a girl riding a cervelo in flip flops.
So what you're saying is... Your particular kind of "being judgmental" is okay but everyone else's isn't?

Can you elaborate? Care to explain the differences exactly?

Semi-serious question here. Just wondering what the rationalizations are people use for such things. They sure are pretty to look at and people pay a lot more for artwork/sculpture...
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Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
So what you're saying is... Your particular kind of "being judgmental" is okay but everyone else's isn't?

Can you elaborate? Care to explain the differences exactly?

Semi-serious question here. Just wondering what the rationalizations are people use for such things. They sure are pretty to look at and people pay a lot more for artwork/sculpture...
The only reason I bought them was they were at the front of the store sales table in a bin at Performance and you could still use the 20% coupon on them, ended up like $5 a piece, less than an aluminum one.
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Buy a black Tacx Tao. Tell people its carbon. If they disagree, gouge their eyes out with a stick.
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You don't want the $40 cheap ass jobbers, you want some real bottle cages.
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
You don't want the $40 cheap ass jobbers, you want some real bottle cages.
And I quote..."Free Shipping!!!"
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Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
Semi-serious question here. Just wondering what the rationalizations are people use for such things. They sure are pretty to look at and people pay a lot more for artwork/sculpture...
I bought one purely for the looks. My Trek 5200 came with only one c.f. cage, and I needed a second cage. It might be OCP, but when I attached a run-of-the-mill aluminum cage, it looked ridiculous sitting next to the carbon cage, like I wasn't willing to take care of the bike. I found one at PerformanceBike.com for $20. It seemed reasonable to spend the extra $15 to get something that looked a lot better.
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Originally Posted by mcoomer View Post
No OCP points for those. They look enough like an alloy cage that only you will know. Meanwhile, riding with a clear coated carbon cage...
Incorrect. I can tell the difference.
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Originally Posted by linux_author View Post
here's something even more insipid - titanium cages for US$60 each
Yeah, except that King Cages are actually good.
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I've never lost a bottle, and I use 1 Litre bottles.
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I bought my son two Performance brand CF cages for his birthday thinking they would look good with his Felt F1. Twice in 45+ mile crits the bottles have dropped out of the leaving him with no fluids early on in races. He's back to using alloy cages again.
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Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
At my LBS. Yea it's carbon fiber, but is there really that much benefit from saving what? 2 grams or something? On a cage designed to hold a pound of water?

It's cool, but I just wonder about the logic... If you're that concerned about weight, wouldn't you just delete the w.b. cage entirely and take water handed to you, chug it and then toss the bottle?

Just wondering.

The c.f. is pretty sexy looking though.
you obviously have not seen the price of a Record bottle cage.
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It's all about the bling and that's it. I bought some cheapy plastic ones that look cool and cost about $4.
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Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
You don't want the $40 cheap ass jobbers, you want some real bottle cages.
At that price it should pour water in my mouth on it's own.
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At that price it should replicate its own water using a perpetual matter/antimatter power source. Good lord.
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Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
At that price it should pour water in my mouth on it's own.
Originally Posted by 2WheelFury View Post
At that price it should replicate its own water using a perpetual matter/antimatter power source. Good lord.
Non-WW's will never understand our irrational desires to own the lightest, stiffest, strongest, most exclusive bike we can get.

Bottle cages are just a small part of the WW equation.
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