Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

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corriebee1
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Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby corriebee1 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 16:28 pm

I took delivery yesterday of my very beautiful new FELT Z6 carbon.

This is my first serious road bike which i picked up for £892, and I'm very excited to get out on it.

I wondered what peoples thoughts are re bottle cages, I'm not at all fussed about weight as I'll be using the bike for Spring/Summer commuting and weekend leisure (and bottle cages make such little difference anyway!) but I'd like something that looks quite smart and will not do any harm to my lovely carbon frame.

Any suggestions on materials/brand etc?

Thank you!!

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jotko
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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby jotko » Thu Dec 06, 2012 16:35 pm

I got 2 of these from CRC

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http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=83688

£8.99 and comes with a free bottle - I would buy again, they look good, the bottle is decent, and they work as well as can be expected.

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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby ShutUpLegs » Thu Dec 06, 2012 18:57 pm

Arundel or blackburn
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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby ratsbeyfus » Thu Dec 06, 2012 19:21 pm

Tacx Tao
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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby Rolf F » Thu Dec 06, 2012 21:45 pm



I got some Ebay carbon specials (not these ones) - they were terrible. Hard to imagine how they could have made such a duff job of such a mechanically simply item in so many ways but they did!



So I got some of these. Not as pretty as the Elite Sior mentioned above but I suspect the function is a little better. TBH, the function is faultless hence why your bike gets extra credibility if you buy these as it is the most used bottle holder in the Pro peloton apparently!
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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby mroli » Thu Dec 06, 2012 21:53 pm

I've got some ebay carbon specials (not these) and they've done a mechanically simple job in exactly the same manner as cheaper (Tacx Tao) cages and more expensive (Arundel) ones. To be honest, the only cages I ever had problems with were the dirt cheap Wiggle Lifeline ones - where one snapped and I had to carry my bottle in my back pocket...

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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby dyson1590 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 23:31 pm

jotko wrote:I got 2 of these from CRC

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=83688

£8.99 and comes with a free bottle - I would buy again, they look good, the bottle is decent, and they work as well as can be expected.


+1 I have these too...and loads of colour options to coordinate with your bike.

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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby corriebee1 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:59 am

D'oh!!

Just read all these replies (thank you loads!) but those elite sior cages are now out of stock at CRC! grrr. 59% of too!!

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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby Danny_B9 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:06 pm

I have just bought an elite custom race bottle cage, cheap, looks good (plenty of colour choices) and without getting all technical it holds my bottle! haha don't know what other expect from a bottle cage anyway, it was used this weekend and bottle went in and out pretty easy but had a good grip on the bottle. It's light too but before I care about how light things are I need to lose about 2 stone!

EDIT: Cheapest with discount code (15XSCPA) at £8.49 is evans cycles (all colours in stock):

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/elite/custom-race-bottle-cage-ec035471

Cheapest I can find with free delivery and no discount is at wiggle and a couple others at £8.99.

Ribble is cheaper but you have to spend over £35 to get the discount on it.

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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby jotko » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:45 pm

corriebee1 wrote:D'oh!!

Just read all these replies (thank you loads!) but those elite sior cages are now out of stock at CRC! grrr. 59% of too!!


Black is in stock now...

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Re: Bottle cages and bottles for my new baby!!

Postby corriebee1 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 17:21 pm

I think i got the last one, as they wouldn't let me buy two. It's now saying "out of stock" again.


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