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Old 06-13-24, 10:58 AM
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Saddle Water Bottle Cages

I am looking for recommendations for water bottle holders that you attach to your seat.

Do your legs or any body part hit or rub on these while you are riding your bike like my top tube bag does? Top tube bag is so convenient for food and wallet but I took it off because it annoys when I stand up for a hill and my legs rub on it. Now I only use the top tube from longs rides where I just need the extra storage.

I don't need fast access to it while riding to drink water I just want it to hold my tool case that is the shape of water bottle.



I was looking at this cheap one from amazon but I noticed this one seems to mount the water bottle lower and maybe between your legs so maybe this would rub vs the other tri bikes below seem to mount it higher and back.










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I bought one from Amazon, let me see if I can link it up. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DON91Q8...roduct_details)

It's reasonably priced and works pretty well. It clamps to the seat rails so I would only recommend using it on alloy rails. It has two mounting positions so you can have it more vertical, or at a little bit of an angle. I have it angled so the cages sit lower and lean back. Even so, I've noticed on occasion I can feel the top of the bottle if I push back on the seat, that is, if I use the taller style bottles.

Since it mounts two cages, I generally carry one water bottle in one cage and in the other, I carry a tool kit like the one in your picture in the original post. For longer rides, I have a regular bottle cage on the seat tube as well.
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VegasJen it looks like I need to get bigger one like yours that pushes the water bottles back several inches vs the one I found. That's really useful thanks.
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I found another one on Amazon last night I'm going to try. Will give a report when it arrives.
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Originally Posted by VegasJen
I found another one on Amazon last night I'm going to try. Will give a report when it arrives.

nice thank you!
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Originally Posted by VegasJen
I found another one on Amazon last night I'm going to try. Will give a report when it arrives.
any luck with the new mounts?
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy
any luck with the new mounts?
I just received it yesterday. Looks good but I haven't taken the time to mount it yet. I will follow up after I do.
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VegasJen alright cool. please up load some photos when you do.


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Finally got it mounted today. Will post pictures later. See if this link works: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09KR91GSN...t_details&th=1

I do kind of like this one. Hard to beat for the price ($25, Amazon). What I do like about it is that it mounts on the seat rails that go up at an angle. This is different from the one I linked above, which shares the rails with the seat post. I like that one, but it limits the forward seat travel, and I prefer a more forward position. This new one allows the use of the entire mounting rail.

Another thing I like is the angle of the cages can be altered quite a bit pretty much from vertical to horizontal, whatever your preference.

Not ready to say there is anything I don't like about it yet. But one thing I hope to solve is my pump mounting. The way I have my bikes set up, I hang two bottle cages off the back of the seat. One I actually use for a bottle, but the other one holds a tool kit like what's pictured in the first pic of the OP. Next to that, and using the same mounting bracket, I mount a small pump. On my previous ones, just the way it was mounted had the pump tucked in a bit more. With this one, it sticks out a little bit. There's no interference the way it is, and when I'm on the bike my fat ass will keep it invisible to the wind. But still, I would prefer it to be a little closer to the frame.
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I am looking forward to your photos.

Are the bottle 100% out of your way? Does it rub on your legs etc when sitting or standing etc.. I find that kind of stuff annoying. I only use the top mount bag when I just have to extra storage on longer rides. I hate when I stand up for hill and I swing the frame back and forth it rubs on my legs. I know I am not going any slower it's just annoying. ha-ha

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So here are some pics.





You can kind of tell I have the cages set at different angles between the right and left pictures. The picture looking down from behind, you can see the adjustment bolts. Where the brackets screw in, there is some adjustment that allows you to rotate from near horizontal to near vertical. And since they're separate, you could mount the cages at two different angles if you wanted.

Having ridden the Shiv 36 miles this morning with the other style mount, I am now thinking about either switching this one to that bike or just buying a new one exclusively for the Shiv. As you can see from the photo, I prefer a very forward position. The other type I have on the Shiv now limits the forward position by at least a good inch. Riding today, I kept thinking "I really want to be just a little bit further forward", but the seat is as far forward as the other bracket will allow.
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Looks good.

No rubbing or touching while you are ridding?

Maybe it's my imagination but seeing where your bottles are on your bike and where my leg is; seems like they want to occupy the same space. ha-ha


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I think the only way to know is to give it a try. Fortunately, the price of admission is pretty cheap.
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