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Carbon Bottle Cage

Old 09-17-10, 02:05 AM
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Carbon Bottle Cage

I am looking for a pair of new bottle cage.
Has to be lightweight and have a good grip.

Basically decided on one of the following three:
Elite d Moro Carbon Cage
Elite Patao Carbon Cage

Anyone cares to tell me which of the above have good grip on bottles and easy sliding in/out?

Don't want to accuse of causing a crash due to a lousy cage
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Old 11-29-10, 05:09 PM
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i have elite plastic cages. very good. nice and secure and pretty and light.
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Wtf?
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Are you set on carbon? You can get great alloy cages for $10 that will never let go.
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Old 11-29-10, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sillysill View Post
For a second frame mounted bottle cage is the most common position towards the front of the seat tube. A bottle for a bicycle water bottle cage suffix is used equipment. Plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium or carbon.
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Originally Posted by sillysill View Post
For a second frame mounted bottle cage is the most common position towards the front of the seat tube. A bottle for a bicycle water bottle cage suffix is used equipment. Plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium or carbon.
wut
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Wtf?
That's the 4th post from this person that makes no effing sense.
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Originally Posted by yongkun View Post
Don't want to accuse of causing a crash due to a lousy cage
I really can't see any way for a bad bottle cage to cause you to crash. If you can't pull the bottle out, just give up, pull over, and get a drink with the bike stopped. If the bottle is too loose instead of too snug, it'll drop your bottle, but that won't crash you. Believe me. I spent the weekend climbing the worst hills on offer in hill town, and dropped bottles going up and down 20 % grades. You just go back for them, if you're climbing, or wait for them to roll down to you.

Or maybe you meant it's ok to crash as long as it's not because of the bottle cages?
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that has no idea what sillysill is saying.
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wut
Looks like a spam content bot.
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Loose bottles crash other people. Cage those bottles.

Arundel is the best.
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give the guy a break. it is obviously a second language issue.

either that or drug misuse.
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Originally Posted by sillysill View Post
For a second frame mounted bottle cage is the most common position towards the front of the seat tube. A bottle for a bicycle water bottle cage suffix is used equipment. Plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium or carbon.

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Originally Posted by danvuquoc View Post
Looks like a spam content bot.
That's what I first thought.

Anyway, to answer the question, Specialized and Bontrager both sell plastic cages that are almost as light as carbon for a fraction of the price.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
give the guy a break. it is obviously a second language issue.

either that or drug misuse.
lets not jump to conclusions
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
I really can't see any way for a bad bottle cage to cause you to crash. If you can't pull the bottle out, just give up, pull over, and get a drink with the bike stopped. If the bottle is too loose instead of too snug, it'll drop your bottle, but that won't crash you. Believe me. I spent the weekend climbing the worst hills on offer in hill town, and dropped bottles going up and down 20 % grades. You just go back for them, if you're climbing, or wait for them to roll down to you.
It may not crash you... just the other people you are riding with.
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Since were on the topic of cages anyone know of a cage that'll fit the camelbak podium chill bottles. I have some tacx juno cages right now that i had to cut a slit through so they expand to fit my bottles but i just don't like the way they look. I got them cheap on ebay but now i want something a little better looking. Can be plastic or carbon, doesn't matter.
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I'm partial to Tacx Tao carbon cages. They work well / proven design. I agree that the plastic version is about the same weight and a fraction of the cost but hard to beat the bling factor of a nice carbon cage.

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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
Since were on the topic of cages anyone know of a cage that'll fit the camelbak podium chill bottles. I have some tacx juno cages right now that i had to cut a slit through so they expand to fit my bottles but i just don't like the way they look. I got them cheap on ebay but now i want something a little better looking. Can be plastic or carbon, doesn't matter.
I use the Specialized Rib Cages for my Podium bottles. Very firm hold.
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"Basically decided on one of the following three:
Elite d Moro Carbon Cage
Elite Patao Carbon Cage"

Me: "How many fingers am I holding up, Yongkun?"

Yongkun: "Two fingers."

Me: "How many now?"

Yongkun: "Two."

Me: "As I thought – you have double vision.

Translation from sillysill's comment, above: "For a second, frame-mounted water bottle cage, the most common position is towards the front of the seat tube. A used bottle for a cage will suffice. A plastic, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium or carbon cage will all suffice, too, Yongkun."
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Originally Posted by tagaproject6 View Post
I use the Specialized Rib Cages for my Podium bottles. Very firm hold.
Too firm IMO. I thought they looked cool, but I hated them. Sold them with my old bike and went back to Arundel.
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It may not crash you... just the other people you are riding with.
Oh. Well, screw them. In fact, how do I put an eject button in mine?
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Oh. Well, screw them. In fact, how do I put an eject button in mine?
Mount them behind your saddle. You know the nickname for those, right?
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The jeux portable link doesn't work. That's frustrating.
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Originally Posted by wrr1020 View Post
Since were on the topic of cages anyone know of a cage that'll fit the camelbak podium chill bottles. I have some tacx juno cages right now that i had to cut a slit through so they expand to fit my bottles but i just don't like the way they look. I got them cheap on ebay but now i want something a little better looking. Can be plastic or carbon, doesn't matter.
Anything that's open-ended will work, plus maybe the Elite cages. I've used both plain alloy and blingy carbon Arundel cages for my Podium Chill bottles, but they won't fit into a pair of never-used Tacx Juno cages (which I'd rather sell than cut open to fit). Those bottles are probably the thickest you'll find.
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