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Need bottle cage recommendations - CHEAP AND LIGHT

Old 04-07-09, 04:13 PM
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Need bottle cage recommendations - CHEAP AND LIGHT

Hey there, I'm looking for some bottle cages that won't break the bank. Looking for something lightweight, cheap, and probably plastic (given my predisposition for cheap)

my bike definitely DESERVES carbon cages, but i'm a poor grad student right now. saying that, i'm currently using your "standard issue" super heavy cage that i've been using for hte past seven years. (see below and yeah, mine are crappier, heavier versions of the ones pictured)

so does anybody have some OCP lookalike nylon plastic or similar cages that won't break my bank account, but won't make my Ti/Carbon frame look ridiculously lame like my current ones do?

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Old 04-07-09, 04:24 PM
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http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A9118 $6.50
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A1149 $10
You pretty much need to sign up to be emailed when they get in stock though.

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Old 04-07-09, 04:28 PM
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The Tacx sellout fast (as you can see) so if you see them on PBK, go ahead and order them up.
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Old 04-07-09, 04:33 PM
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ah yes i forgot about those.

do you know if they can hold bottles like those insulated polars and the camelbaks? i currently just use regular bottles but they're getting SEIROUSLY gross (how in the world did i managed to keep them for so long) and ive been checking out some of hte newer types of bottles
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Mine have been decent so far. $16 a piece. Others may think otherwise, but for the most part they add some pizazz versus regular bottle cages and are relatively lightweight (37g each vs. ~25g for carbon. difference is about 0.0265 pounds per cage).
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Old 04-07-09, 04:45 PM
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I run the Tacx Tao on almost all my bikes.
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King Cage SS
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Tacx Tao FTW.
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Old 04-07-09, 05:25 PM
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These carbon cages came quick when I ordered them, and look good, but who knows for how long.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/D4-Pair-Bicycle-C...1%7C240%3A1318
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Old 04-07-09, 05:41 PM
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there was a thread in the last day or 2 about a new plastic version of the arundel cages. available from bikesomewhere.com i believe.
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Old 04-07-09, 05:43 PM
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Surprisingly, there are Bell branded carbon cages at Wal-Mart for like $25. Though that may be more than you're willing to pay. 28g I think.
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I just got these. Shipping took a couple weeks though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bicycle-Full-Car...QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally Posted by Vermont22 View Post


Mine have been decent so far. $16 a piece. Others may think otherwise, but for the most part they add some pizazz versus regular bottle cages and are relatively lightweight (37g each vs. ~25g for carbon. difference is about 0.0265 pounds per cage).
+1. I've been running these for years, have had one bottle ejection and no broken cages.
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King Cage SS
+1 I have them on all the bikes. Decent looking, lightweight, doesn't mess up the bottles, holds onto the bottles well. And not expensive.

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Thought you can only choose one, cheap or light, in the selection of cycling stuff.
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I'll add more praise to the Specialized "Rib cage." Not too expensive, work awesome, and light. No escaping water bottles yet.
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Thought you can only choose one, cheap or light, in the selection of cycling stuff.
That's light, strong, cheap. Pick any two.
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bike is full record and fairly weight weenied out

ocp points are desirable

cheap is relative. $25 * 2 is probably my limit. due to the extreme cheapness of plastic i wsa htinking i could really score some lightweight cages for a song. i might check out those taxt ones or maybe the ones off ebay.
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I like the Specialized cages, but I do have a problem with them. I haven't had a bottle eject yet, but I use the Camelback Podium bottles, and if I hit a bump they will slip down through the bottom of the cage. The little pegs at the bottom are a little too short to hold the bottle I guess.
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Here are those arundels http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...18/33218/94279

50 grams. comes in colors.
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Originally Posted by Monument Man View Post
bike is full record and fairly weight weenied out

ocp points are desirable

cheap is relative. $25 * 2 is probably my limit. due to the extreme cheapness of plastic i wsa htinking i could really score some lightweight cages for a song. i might check out those taxt ones or maybe the ones off ebay.
I just noticed pbk has the transparent junos in stock, with some powdered RIT dye from any craft shop you can easily dye them any color you please.
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PBK HAS THE TACX TAO'S IN STOCK NOW! GO GO GO!

Around $10 US w/Free bottle + 5% off with USARBR, it's a no brainer!
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PBK HAS THE TACX TAO'S IN STOCK NOW! GO GO GO!

Around $10 US w/Free bottle + 5% off with USARBR, it's a no brainer!
Is there a Link for this?

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Is there a Link for this?

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try this

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=A1149
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PBK HAS THE TACX TAO'S IN STOCK NOW! GO GO GO!

Around $10 US w/Free bottle + 5% off with USARBR, it's a no brainer!
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