Elite Skekane rack£34.99

Saddle rail bottle and accessory rack

BikeRadar score4/5

It has an odd name, but the Skekane is a veritable Sherpa for any rider who likes to be well equipped and has no pockets. 

The tough aluminium rack is versatile – and configurable in several ways – with room for two bottle cages, a pair of CO2 cartridges with an inflator, spare tube, levers and a mini pump. You can even hang a seatpack below it too for extra capacity. 

The rack, mounting hardware and two generous Velcro straps together weigh just 144g, but that’s of little relevance if you plan to fully load it. It mounts to just about any saddle rails and, although it marked our carbon ones, it remained utterly stable throughout. 

Despite being around 10cm behind the saddle, the bottles were reasonably easy to reach and replace with practice, and the whole setup is hidden from the wind to reduce drag if aerodynamics are important to you.

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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