bottle cages

Discussion in 'Parts 'n Stuff' started by outerlimits, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. outerlimits

    outerlimits Likes Dirt

    Looking for a side load bottle cage that is up to the task in the rough.

    Any recommendations ?
  2. Zaf

    Zaf Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Specialized cage. Done
  3. pharmaboy

    pharmaboy Eats Squid

    Arundel. Best by far, assuming it's still available
  4. SlowManiac

    SlowManiac Likes Dirt

    I've had a BBB side cage for years and never lost a bottle.
  5. pharmaboy

    pharmaboy Eats Squid

    Btw, it sometimes matters how much you ride and what bottles you prefer. The spesh cage was too,lose for camelback podiums I seem to remember which is why I went and bought the arundel, and there is a tendency for the plastic ones to get looser over time (it may have been a combination of these 2 that made me seek something else )
  6. Tubbsy

    Tubbsy Likes Dirt

    I have a Lezyne Flow side mount I got from mountainbikes direct. No problems at all.
  7. outerlimits

    outerlimits Likes Dirt

    Camelback podium is what I use, so will look at the Arundel.

  8. creaky

    creaky Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Depends on your bottles dude. If you have a favoured bottle brand then search the net for compatibility reports and/or take the bottle(s) in to your LBS to do a test fit on their cages.

    I run cameback bottles and have specialized cages (not side load) on all my bikes, ace combo. I am surprised that the camelback bottles don't work well with the side load specialized cages as you'd think they would design based upon a certain bottle dimension for all cages.
  9. ozzybmx

    ozzybmx Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Another vote for Arundel Sideloader.
  10. slider_phil

    slider_phil Likes Dirt

    Yeah, I've got a Specialized side load job and run camelbak bottles and they are super tight. Like, I've gotta put some fair pressure on the bottle to seat it in all the way.

    Might be some tolerance issues when they're made?

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  11. 99_FGT

    99_FGT Likes Bikes and Dirt

    Lezyne flow side mount + podium bottles, no problems here either.
  12. Go

    Go Likes Dirt

    Giant carbon one. 35 bucks and you'll save a whole gram or two

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  13. slimjim1

    slimjim1 Likes Dirt


    Even better, get the specialized swat one with the multi tool on the bottom.

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