Arguably one of the most important parts of any build. Keeping your H2O vessels secure is vital. So I thought I'd dedicate a thread to the humble bottle cage.
Post what you got or what you like. Ask for suggestions, advice and experience.
How have we overlooked this humble and completely essential part until now. No bike is complete without one.
Minimal looking stainless cages, anything other than King to consider?
Nitto cages are nice
Use the King titanium on my Litespeed, simple and low-key.
Are there any side entry Ti cages?
King (iris can fuck off)
Arundel Mandible Carbon
In that order.
Also King Cages' claim that bidons dont get marked is fake news.
Tune wassertrager 2's over here.
Tune wassertrager 2
Tune wassertrager 2
Are these the same as Enve's?
No is the answer
Thoughts on these?
Think I've asked this before but why the Iris hate?
I have 3 of me and think they're great.
Definitely mark less than ali cages and hold very securely.
I had a bad experience with Blackburn's ss cage a while ago but got another recently and it seems a lot better.
Elite Vico Carbon (saddle mounted) on my Fort.
Fabric bottle and mount on Koga-Miyata
Elite Ciussi Inox on build for my girlfriend and Dad.
Happy enough with all of them really although the Fabric is a bit of a faff on rough roads.
Recommendations for bling cages?
(doesn't have to hold bottles particularly well)
Very Hip Hop!
The saeco caad7 needs these, @PhilDAS
[EDIT: just realised the creak on my bike was in fact due to a crack in one of the cages. No longer recommended!]
Highly recommended Ti cage, cheaper than King etc. Although I think mine were Lifeline branded and therefore probably the ones @Amey mentioned, these look otherwise identical. Holds bottles a lot tighter than its flimsy appearance would suggest.
Tune and their multitude of quasifunctional H2O cartridge docks.
I actually quite like the Tacx Tao (for road biek). Inoffensive weight and looks, and cheap to boot.
But really, King are king, even the Iris.
Oh and Lifeline Ti (dicontinued??)
I'm pretty sure @hp93 got some similar to these from PlanetX fairly cheap.
PlanetX being the risk factor... he likes to think he's dangerous
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