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Water Bottle Cage Too Small

Old 02-25-11, 06:11 PM
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Water Bottle Cage Too Small

I ordered and received some Elite Sior RaceCage bottle cages. When I opened up the package the cages looked small. I have a couple of Camelbak water bottles and they don't even come close to fitting in the cages. Is the Camelbak bottles larger than most others?


I like the insulation for the longer rides.

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I don't know if CamelBak have different models of water bottles, but several of my riding buddies use CamelBak and they fit into standard cages just fine.
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A lot of people use those cages so I'm sure most will fit. For me, the larger bottles won't fit in the frame, but they fit in the cages. Are they 20oz?
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I ran into the same problem. The Specialized cages I picked up will not hold my camelback bottles either. The non-insulated could be forced in but the insulated one could not. I need the insulated bottles though as I ride outside year long and on the really cool days I can't get 5 miles without the water freezing if not in the insulated bottle.
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Maybe you need the bajiji bottles like for the patao cages? (500cc 66mm euro bottles)
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Don't put too much water in the bottles and they will fit fine.
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Originally Posted by kenji666
Don't put too much water in the bottles and they will fit fine.
Wish that was always true but mine don't fit empty.
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
A lot of people use those cages so I'm sure most will fit. For me, the larger bottles won't fit in the frame, but they fit in the cages. Are they 20oz?

Yes they are the 20oz ones. The bottles didn't seem any larger in circumference than other bottles just taller.

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Don't put too much water in the bottles and they will fit fine.
My bottles are empty and even with the caps off they don't fit.

I will try and send them back and buy some cages like I had on my Old Trek 820. I just wanted something kind of nice for my new bike.
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I have a different Elite cage - regular squared off 24 oz Polar bottles were difficult to put in, but there are other Polar 24 oz bottles that are tapered at the bottom that fit fine. Look for the bottles that come with the black loop around the top of the bottle (this is removable).
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