Fabric water bottle foregoes cage, mounts to bolts

£12 / US$20 bottle mounts to bolts on water bottle bosses

Fabric has announced a new water bottle that can be mounted on a frame without a water bottle cage. The Fabric Water Bottle slides onto bolts that screw in to a frame's water bottle bosses.

As they are just bolts, the mounts weigh 3g, which Fabric points out to be lighter than any water bottle cage on the market.

Fabric also claims the system to be more secure than a bottle cage.

The design is somewhat reminiscent of the Vincero Design magnetic water bottle.

It is a clean look - but obviously renders your current bottle obselete: it is a clean look - but obviously renders your current bottle obselete
It is a clean look - but obviously renders your current bottle obselete: it is a clean look - but obviously renders your current bottle obselete

Beginning with 600ml and then 750ml bottles, Fabric has hinted that it could also create a variety of other shapes than the standard cylinder.

The Fabric Water Bottle will retail for £12 / US$20.

Fabric is a UK-based cycling parts and accessories brand that is part of the global Cycling Sports Group, which includes GT, Cannondale, Charge and Sugoi. You can read Warren Rossiter's story on the brand and some of its innovative saddle designs here

Fabric claims the system to be more secure than a cage on rough roads: fabric claims the system to be more secure than a cage on rough roads
Fabric claims the system to be more secure than a cage on rough roads: fabric claims the system to be more secure than a cage on rough roads

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
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