XXX bottle cages

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mcfarton
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by mcfarton

I got two from eBay. They came with what looks like original packaging. The packaging states 16 grams, but both are more. Not much, but I wonder if they are fake. Opinions are welcome?ImageImageImage


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uraz
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by uraz

Look at serial numbers.

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Tango
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by Tango

I had some from Aliexpress.
They were below the stated weight, came with the cardboard and had a serial number in the upper section on the outside as well...

For a bottle cage I wouldn't care if it's a cheap copy since its not relevant for bike safety.

sungod
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by sungod

Tango wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:27 pm
...For a bottle cage I wouldn't care if it's a cheap copy since its not relevant for bike safety.
until a bottle bounces out and causes a crash

FIJIGabe
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by FIJIGabe

I've had bottles bounce out of legit XXX cages. It's bottle dependent (Polar = problematic, Camelbak is A OK!).
Madone 9 https://goo.gl/7UwZpV
Crockett https://goo.gl/f5PdCN
Madone 5 https://goo.gl/cMdyFo

Madone 4, Cobia. I own a lot of Treks.

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Ugh Podium 2.0 bottles...the worst shaped bottles that fit too snugly in most closed rib cages and also don’t have a neck for the cage”s retention tab. At least the Podium 3.0 bottles address these issues.

mcfarton
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by mcfarton

Seems like they are probably fake but I will let it go. I truly hope that my polar bottles don’t eject as I don’t really like my camelback ones. Thanks guys!


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spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

they are like 80 a peice or something last I remember.... so if you payed $30/40 from ebay = fakes. Having has both the fakes dont hold the bottles as tight, but I've never lost one from either. Yes the fakes where 1 or 2g more per cage.

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oldnslow2
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by oldnslow2

FIJIGabe wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:31 pm
I've had bottles bounce out of legit XXX cages. It's bottle dependent (Polar = problematic, Camelbak is A OK!).
Same... Camelback never comes out.

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StanK
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by StanK

Just few days ago I put my own on the scale.

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We'll do this a little later

alfus1
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by alfus1

sungod wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Tango wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:27 pm
...For a bottle cage I wouldn't care if it's a cheap copy since its not relevant for bike safety.
until a bottle bounces out and causes a crash
Are U serious???

centhar
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by centhar

alfus1 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:14 pm
sungod wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Tango wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:27 pm
...For a bottle cage I wouldn't care if it's a cheap copy since its not relevant for bike safety.
until a bottle bounces out and causes a crash
Are U serious???
----> :D

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

I've been using Blackburn Cinch cages for a couple years and they look like they'd eject bottles in an instant. However even in two massive crashes which have resulted in busted carbon, the bottles (Purists) never once ejected.

Tango
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by Tango

I went to my bikeshop today and saw an original XXX cage on the shelf, having a completely different cardboard design (shiny white).

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nickf
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by nickf

White is the newer packaging. The brown packaging is from a year+ or so ago. All the fake China ones seem to have the brown packaging.

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