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    Water Bottle?

    I've had my Mojo SL for about 4 months and love it. I real miss having a water bottle with sports drink for my long rides. I have the camelbcak filled with water. My Question, do I need a special cage or will any heavy duty cage work? For those if you using a water bottle what is your set up? Of course it needs to match my color set up :}

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    Any cage will work, I just put a $10 cage and have never hit it or lost any bottles. I believe that you don't have to get a expensive cage.

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    Merlin needs an expensive King cage for his bling ride.
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    I got a cheap cage too. I've gone down some fast bumpy stuff and it's never come loose.
    I would avoid the weight weenie carbon ones, but they might be fine.
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    You might want to put a cover over the cap of the water bottle. I have found it can get pretty gunked up from dust, mud and crap during a ride. You struggle reaching down to grab the bottle while riding, so I have given up on that unless the track is wide open.
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    For extra security try this cage;

    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...er+Bottle+Cage

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    Been running the same elite cage for over seven years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    I real miss having a water bottle with sports drink for my long rides. I have the camelbcak filled with water.
    Consider buying small second bladder for your Camelbak (routing nipple on opposite side from water). More convenient and safe than reaching into the sketchy zone for a boost, no risk of losing bottle, and probably lighter too if you care about that.

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    There's another reason to have your sportsdrink/water in a bottle. It gives you a quick visual confirmation of how much drinkable fluid you have left. That's not always easy with a camelback. I'll ride until the sportsdrink is empty and then transfer water from the camelback to the bottle. That way I know that I have a bottle's worth when the camelback runs dry, and it takes weight off my back.

    The double camelback idea is probably good if you are racing. I personally don't find it difficult at all to reach down for the bottle. Wiping the nipple on your shirt or shorts will take care of most dirt or dust.

    Does the bike look cleaner without the cage? Sure. You quickly get over that.

    An added benefit is that you now have a heavy duty hydraulic rock guard for the downtube

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    Just got back in town and had a chance to read all the responses, thanks to everyone, except my enemy Miles Wadsworth :}
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    How about this instead?

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    thats pretty sweet, anyone with an experience using it?

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    No.
    The idea is that you can use that dial and control the concentration of water vs. energy drink, 50-100% in either direction.
    A similar setup of water vs. bourbon might be more practical however....

    I have used dual bladders in a hydration pack before and it works fine. Of course, the capacity of each limit the total capacity of the other.

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    Don't buy a carbon cage with wings - the weight of the bottle will pull it out on bumps. I broke 2 titanium cages and then bought a cheapo steel one - no problems since.

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    I agree with Ridnparadise re. carbon cages with wings. The bottle does come out. I have found that Nalgene makes an excellent water bottle with a flip top clear cap to keep all the crap off the spout.
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    Just typical. Made my post here and broke my cheap bottle cage the next day! Felt really good about posting in the snake bite thread on an Aussie MTB forum the same day, but made it home without perforation

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    King Titanium cage is the last cage you will ever need to buy.
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    Silly place to put a bottle anyway just put one of these on your seatpost and you will be sorted.

    http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=000108
    http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottle-Cages/cagemount

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