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    Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon Bottle Cage on mtb

    Hey guys, as the title describes can you use a Bontrager Race xxx Lite carbon bottle cage for mtb.

    it would seem like a no brainer, but the website (http://bontrager.com/model/06393) specifically says "on road use only".

    I was wondering if anyone has used these cages for mtb and if the cages will either break or lose bottles.

    Cheers guys.

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    I think it would depend on how smooth your trails are, it also says small bottles only, so that makes it sound like it will be a bottle launcher if you're using large bottles and riding rough trails.
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    the regular race x lite is 6 grams heavier, $30 cheaper and approved for mtb. who would pay $30 for 6 grams. That's $5 a gram.

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    yea i would of got the X lite, but i managed to grab a xxx lite off eBay for $30. I only realized the restrictions after i purchased it. Well there is no turning back now, ill get back to you after i get it try it and hopefully not break it.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/5368758406/" title="bontrager cage race xxx lite by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5368758406_740956a72d_z.jpg" width="640" height="556" alt="bontrager cage race xxx lite" /></a>

    you could always put some stripes of clear silicone sealant on inside of the cage where it contacts the bottle to help it grip better - might add a couple of grams though

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    Quote Originally Posted by culturesponge
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/5368758406/" title="bontrager cage race xxx lite by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5207/5368758406_740956a72d_z.jpg" width="640" height="556" alt="bontrager cage race xxx lite" /></a>

    you could always put some stripes of clear silicone sealant on inside of the cage where it contacts the bottle to help it grip better - might add a couple of grams though
    ahh yes not a bad idea sir. Might hole punch some old tubes and super glue them on.

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    i have been using them on my bikes for about 3 years and have not lost a single bottle

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    Quote Originally Posted by djphill
    i have been using them on my bikes for about 3 years and have not lost a single bottle
    Thats awesome. very re assuring. What about the small (500ml) bottle limit thing? can i use 700-800ml bottles?
    cheers

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    Bontragers always rock I have an older carbon version been using for three+ years and have never had a bottle come loose even the slightest bit.


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    Thats awesome. just thought it would be a good idea to loose some grams in the bottle cage department, my one weighs 41g at the moment, the bontrager ones weighs 16g. And I paid $30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FierceRider
    Thats awesome. very re assuring. What about the small (500ml) bottle limit thing? can i use 700-800ml bottles?
    cheers
    i use both 500 and 750ml bottles and have had no problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by djphill
    i use both 500 and 750ml bottles and have had no problems
    do you find the bottle fit is really tight??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FierceRider
    do you find the bottle fit is really tight??
    not really tight but not really lose eaither

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Yea i just put it on Yesterday, and the bottles i use just average 600ml, i can hardley get it in on the angle, i need to buy smaller ( thinner ) bottles haha.

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