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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:59 pm 
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King Ti if you want decent weight and reliable.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:14 pm 
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+King Ti if you have a classic round tubed metal frame
+ on the Arundle Mandible if you have a carbon or shaped tube frame

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:18 pm 
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+ on the Arundle Mandible if you have a carbon frame 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:52 pm 
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Arundel DaveO on the seat tube and Side loader on the down. Never lost a bottle.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Arundel Mandible.

They look awesome and are super secure. We have some super rough races here in northern California but I've never lost a bottle out of them.

I have two sets.

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:11 am 
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I was expecting to see multiple Arundel recommendations here. Never tried them, but hear nothing but good things.

I have Bontrager race x-lite cages and have never dropped a bottle after switching. Also, they are effortless to get bottles in and out.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:31 am 
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I'm surprised Topeak Shuttle cages haven't been mentioned. 16grams and $60.00 retail canadian. They work wonderfully but they have this yellow topeak logo on them that I hate and need to sand off.


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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:10 am 
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Elite Custom Race Resin. Not weight weenies by any means, but cheap, indestructible and grips the bidon better than all the overpriced carbon megabucks crap cages I've had.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-custom-race-bottle-cage/


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:54 am 
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Cannondale GT40

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:13 am 
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Im using these:
http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/BOP ... ottle-cage

Never dropped a bottle no matter how hard Ive bumped over stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:15 am 
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Arundel :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:25 am 
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gumgardner wrote:
I really liked the New Ultimate ones. Very secure and LIGHT.


I kept losing bottles with mine.. plus they are fragile.

Most secure cages I have used personally are King Ti, Elite and my cyfacs.

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:54 pm 
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Look 2007+ model year bottle cage - about 24g. Has a very low guard rail which allows front or even sharlpy angled almost side loading - great for small compact frames, even with large (California Springs DuoFLow 25 oz.) bottles on the seat tube (51 cm "S" Look 585 Ultra with 6 cm slope). I have about 10000 km use on the down tube cage and about 5000 km active use (filled bottle) on the seat tube. I haven't ejected a bottle yet, despite a fair bit of riding on rough roads, including descents, although that does not include any racing down 10% cobbled descents. The bottle removal force required is so much smaller than other alloy or carbon cages I've used that it took me a couple of rides to get used to that and not slam my hand into the bottom of the top tube when removing the bottle from the downtube cage - i.e., I was initially using too much force when removing the bottle, i.e., launching my hand into the top tube, when instead a gentle pull was sufficient - not hard to control, just different than what I'd been used to the last 30 years.

And yes, I'd use the Look cages on any brand bike. I use Time pedals on a Look frame - call the brands don't match police on me. :twinkle:

I still haven't dropped a bottle or broken or worn out a cage. As far as I know, these cages haven't changed since 2007, other than choice of colors.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:30 pm 
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Not a good 'look' unless you ride a look..

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 Post subject: Re: Water Bottle Cages
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:39 pm 
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A lot of the Pro Tour bikes in my collection had the Elite Custom Race Macia cages on them. I would recommend those if you are looking for a light(ish) cage that holds the bottle very securely.


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