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    Water bottles flying out of cages...

    Anyone have any advice for a water bottle / cage combo that stays put when I catch some air or bunny hop a log?

    Before anyone mentions it, I prefer water bottles over camelbaks.

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    Why don't you just bend the cage in slightly so there's more compression on the waterbottle?

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    Why don't you just bend the cage in slightly so there's more compression on the waterbottle?

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    Or, if that doesn't work, why don't you just bend the cage in slightly so there's more compression on the waterbottle?

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    I haven't used a water bottle in 5+ years, but it must be a common problem, as I see many water bottles along the trail.
    I know some poeple use a velco strap around the narrowest point, but that makes it hard to pull a drink out of the bottle w/o stopping.
    But if you are jumping, maybe you are only reaching for a drink when you are stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kp2
    Why don't you just bend the cage in slightly so there's more compression on the waterbottle?
    Tried that, tried that and tried that. It's not enough, even if I bend it in so much that I can't get the bottle back in easily.

    I was really hoping someone knew of some sort of latch system, preferably easy to access while riding. Or maybe some sort of positive lock cage and bottle combo.

    Oh well, not too big a deal. Maybe I'll just give in and get a sweatbak, er camelbak.

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    For a mountain bike I always lost bottles on metal cages, the cage would just give way eventually. Altho I use a hydration pack now, a couple of my bikes are outfitted with Lockjaw cages which I found the most secure but don't know if they're still made; they held the bottle in with a o-ring reinforced retainer yet was still easy to take the bottle in and out. Some friends swear by their King cages from Boure.
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    what brand??

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaph
    Tried that, tried that and tried that. It's not enough, even if I bend it in so much that I can't get the bottle back in easily.

    I was really hoping someone knew of some sort of latch system, preferably easy to access while riding. Or maybe some sort of positive lock cage and bottle combo.

    Oh well, not too big a deal. Maybe I'll just give in and get a sweatbak, er camelbak.
    I use the water bottle and C-bak as a combo for the long hot rides. I maybe have had six bottles bounce out in 10 years and was able to go back for half. They usually fell out on the rough/rocky downhills.

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    The solution is simple. King Ti cage, you'll never lose a bottle again. A classic example of getting what you pay for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaph
    I was really hoping someone knew of some sort of latch system, preferably easy to access while riding.
    Loop a thick rubber band around the cage (i.e., double it back through itself) and then slip the other end over the water bottle.

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    Cateye BC-100


    Unbreakable and the do not drop bottles. I have been using them for more than 15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Irrenarzt
    The solution is simple. King Ti cage, you'll never lose a bottle again. A classic example of getting what you pay for.
    I second that. I was so impressed I now have 3. Much better than the carbon rubbish I was using before.

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    Simple .... Cheap .... Effective .... A rubber band.


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    "Simple .... Cheap .... Effective .... A rubber band"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    Simple .... Cheap .... Effective .... A rubber band.


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    Drop "A rubber band" and you described the Cateye cage and nothing extra is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Cateye BC-100Unbreakable and the do not drop bottles. I have been using them for more than 15 years.
    Yup. I bought one and put to the test down a way bumpy rock garden that'll rattle your teeth loose. Bottle stays put. Period. Cheap and light weight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Drop "A rubber band" and you described the Cateye cage and nothing extra is required.
    My way is cheaper, and works with any existing bottle cage. No need to buy a new one.

    Use an old innertube, cut a few loops off it....presto! a lifetime supply of rubber bands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Cateye BC-100


    Unbreakable and the do not drop bottles. I have been using them for more than 15 years.
    Second (third?) this one! I have one that is over 7 years old and is still doing a great job!.

    It may also be possible that your not using a great bottle... are you using cycling specific bottles? Plenty of good bottles around.. specialized makes some nice ones


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    My way is cheaper, and works with any existing bottle cage. No need to buy a new one.

    Use an old innertube, cut a few loops off it....presto! a lifetime supply of rubber bands.


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    But how do you get the bottles in and out on the fly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Cateye BC-100

    Unbreakable and the do not drop bottles. I have been using them for more than 15 years.
    That does look interesting. It seems to have more of a lip sticking out than others. Assuming the indentation on my bottle is in the right place, that should work great. 29 grams and the price is right.

    Until I actually get one in, (I'll just add it into my next online order somewhere) I'll try the rubber band idea.

    Thanks all, good suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaph
    That does look interesting. It seems to have more of a lip sticking out than others. Assuming the indentation on my bottle is in the right place, that should work great. 29 grams and the price is right.

    Until I actually get one in, (I'll just add it into my next online order somewhere) I'll try the rubber band idea.

    Thanks all, good suggestions.
    It fits all standard bicycle bottles
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    But how do you get the bottles in and out on the fly?
    Simple... Reach down, flip the rubber band over the top of the bottle, extract same ... drink.

    Reverse process to replace. So E Z.


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    I suggest the Trek Bat Cages. I am riding with 2 of them, and they work well. They hold very tight, and they will work with most bottles. I just use gatorade sport bottles as my bottles at the moment, and it holds those thin bottles very well.

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    King Ti cage. Used since '99, no drops yet. But then I'm not a DH or FR'er.
    Oh yeah I also have a CB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    Simple... Reach down, flip the rubber band over the top of the bottle, extract same ... drink.

    Reverse process to replace. So E Z.


    R.
    With the Cateye:

    Reach down, extract bottle,
    Drink.
    Replace bottle.

    Even E Z R.
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