Good looking cages that don't scratch your bottles up

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Shrike
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by Shrike

Want something that plays well with Camelbak bottles. At the moment I'm using replica Lightweight cages which look ace, and are about 13g, but they're razor like. One ride and a new bottle looks like they've been thrown into a grinder. Was using Tacx Tao's before which were okay. Bottle graphics would last a lot longer. Minimal scratching. Kinda gone off the look now though.

Any suggestions?

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joejack951
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by joejack951

I'm using these: https://tacx.com/product/deva/

There is a lighter full carbon version, too, but I am not sure how well it preserves bottles. I used Tacx Taos for years and the Devas are far more gentle on bottles due to the flexible arms, versus the full circumference hold of the Taos.

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PureSek
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by PureSek

a good looking bottle cage very much depends on what kind of bike are yours.

anyways id suggest king cage titanium. Classic look, extremely durable and light, round and fined tube shape wont scratch a bit off you bidon.


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hmai18
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by hmai18

PureSek wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:00 pm

anyways id suggest king cage titanium.
This is the correct answer.

Carcinogent
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by Carcinogent

hmai18 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:10 pm
PureSek wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:00 pm

anyways id suggest king cage titanium.
This is the correct answer.
+1

If you are into customisation you can even anodise in cool colors like Firefly do fo their Ti bikes

Shrike
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by Shrike

Modern carbon aero frame guys, will have to be something sporty :)

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

They're all the same shape when a bottle's in em.....


Specialized ribcage is my go to...
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mogwaiboi
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by mogwaiboi

They are a touch heavy at 47g, but the best I have used so far for being gentle on bottles is Arundel Sport.

https://www.arundelbike.com/product/sport/
Focus Cayo - Ultegra 6800 - HED Belgium +
Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2 - 105 5800 (XT rear derailleur w/40T) - Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc
Cervelo R3 - Ultegra 6800 - Campagnolo Zonda

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