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    Good Scalpel 29er Bottle Cage?

    I just picked up a Scalpel 29er but found that my standard Bontrager X-lite cage doesn't give me enough room for anything other than a small water bottle due to the shock location. Has anybody found a good cage that sits lower for better/bigger bottle access?

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    This is what I use. Works a treat and it's pimp.

    Wiggle | Ritchey Carbon Water Bottle Cage | Bottle Cages
    and no, I am not missing the other half of my fork....

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    Good Scalpel 29er Bottle Cage?

    Arundel carbon side loader on mine works great.

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    I drilled new mounting holes in a generic carbon cage so it would sit lower and it worked OK.
    I recently bought a side load cage made by Cannondale off ebay. I haven't ridden with it yet but should work.

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    I'm using a specialized plastic side load on the frame and an alloy Specialized side load on the seatpost for longer races. Seat post mounts came with my 29er sworks before i got the scalpel 29ers. I stick with small bottles on seat post. Larger ones tend to get away in rough stuff.

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    This one work great - inexpensive and bears the Cannondale Logo....

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    Thanks all! Giving Arundel a try first
    2013 Cannondale Scalpel 29er 1x10
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    Quote Originally Posted by fueledbymetal View Post
    I just picked up a Scalpel 29er but found that my standard Bontrager X-lite cage doesn't give me enough room for anything other than a small water bottle due to the shock location. Has anybody found a good cage that sits lower for better/bigger bottle access?

    Here's something we made (seen here on a Scott Scale 29er) to remount an existing bottle cage lower and fit in a bigger bottle.

    Good Scalpel 29er Bottle Cage?-bottle-cage-adapter-mtb.jpg

    More info here: Bottle Cage Adapter - New MTB / road bicycle parts - Mount Skidmore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    Arundel carbon side loader on mine works great.
    I second this, doesn't break your bank either.

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    I've got a Lezyne side one that works OK but the big bottles touch the shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mount Skidmore View Post
    Here's something we made...
    Neat! I may couple that with the Arundel so I can run a bigger bottle!
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    Put this cage on my XL Scalpel 29 last week and now I can ride with a full size water bottle without it hitting the shock and it's easier to get the bottle out while riding. I defiantly recommend it...

    Good Scalpel 29er Bottle Cage?-008.jpg

    Cannondale Alloy Side Cage Black - 3WC200/BLK - CannondaleExperts.com

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