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Bottle Cages

Old 04-26-09, 11:25 PM
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Bottle Cages

Has anyone experienced or has input on ebay carbon fiber water bottle cages?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pair-Full-Carbon...%3A1|294%3A200

Let me know what you guys think!!

Also, if you would recommend a couple cages (carbon, aluminum, steel, composite, anything) please let me know. My current aluminum cages were cheap $4 cages from a LBS and they bent when removing the bottle, which cracked the welding. I don't want this to happen again... any suggestions?
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Old 04-26-09, 11:36 PM
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Just ordered some Tacx Tao aluminum.
Usually a fan of conventional stainless cages.
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Old 04-27-09, 12:24 AM
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my guess is the holes are off.

I just bought 'specialized' plastic (mtb) cages.
Works good.. i really can't justify spending 80-90 on a water bottle cage.
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Old 04-27-09, 01:07 AM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/AWESOME-new-carb...QQcmdZViewItem

I got two of these a few months ago. No problems whatsoever.
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Old 04-27-09, 06:11 AM
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except the shipping from 'china' is quite expensive.
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Call me a retrogrouch, but I use the cheapo $4 aluminum cages with no problems. One broke on me last year but hey, it was 25 years old.
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I have a pair of those exact same ones. They're cheap enough even with the shipping. So far I've done about 120 miles on them (road) and no problems.

The finishing is not perfect, but they've held up so far.
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Using Cateye bottle cages for 5 years. They hold great, never a problem flying over railroad tracks. They also have some good flex which comes in handy and they don't mark up your bottle. Plus it is only 29 grams.

http://www.cateye.com/en/product_detail/274
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bottle cages

Hmm, thanks guys.. It's hard to determine which ones I want without seeing in person. The cateye ones look nice and 'bend resistant.' I'll call another LBS and see if they have any in stock. Thanks!
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+1 on the tip about the cateye ones, they look pretty nice, i'll have to do some internet trawling to find a deal on one or two.
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