Powerplay CR1 Carbon bottle cage review

Is this a good bottle cage?

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£24.99 RRP
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Our review

A lot to pay for a bottle cage that fails to meet the basic objective: snugly hold your bottle.
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Dispensing with the usual do-you-need-carbon-here spiel, let’s get straight to the point and ask: is the Powerplay CR1 carbon a good bottle cage?

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The answer, sadly for Powerplay, is that it’s not. The rubber insert to stop the bottle moving around is a nice touch, but the sprung sides just aren’t stiff enough to keep hold of even a 500ml bottle on a bumpy country lane, let alone a 750ml bottle or a bottle battery. If you’re desperate to lose the 20g that a carbon cage will shed, why not just buy a decent aluminium one for four quid and spend the £20 you save on a few sessions down the gym?

Product Specifications

Product

Name CR1 Carbon bottle cage
Brand PowerPlay

Weight (g) 21
Available Colours Grey
Material Carbon