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    Topeak Extra Cage Mount..reviews?

    Hi guys...

    I have a long race in the upcoming days and the geometry of my bike allows me to only use on water mount , instead of two. I was thinking of using one of this: http://www.topeak.com/products/Bottle-Cages/cagemount

    for the seat post.

    Does anyone has experience with this model and brand? A friend of mine used the Minoura and it didn´t hold more than 20km of bumpy roads...

    thanks a lot guys

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    i have never used that one but Topeak does make some good stuff (my favorite backpack-able pump of all time!)

    a set of aluminum mounts that accomplish a similar job come with Sworks Epics.

    make sure you use a really good cage though as mounting the bottle on a seat post is higher and might be more prone to bottle ejecting. we like the King cages.
    Try to be good.

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    I've used something similar. The bottles will get ejected no matter how good the cage is in my experience. I resorted to using a zip tie to lock the bottle onto the cage. Obviously this is not a good option for racing. For now, I'm just hoping I can get by with one bottle in my races. Let us know if you come up with a good solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climr
    I've used something similar. The bottles will get ejected no matter how good the cage is in my experience. I resorted to using a zip tie to lock the bottle onto the cage. Obviously this is not a good option for racing. For now, I'm just hoping I can get by with one bottle in my races. Let us know if you come up with a good solution.

    Why not carry the second bottle in a jersey pocket?
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    When you carry that second bottle, the jersey just tights up because of the water bottle weight at your back and the extraction and insertion of the bottle at the jersey during racing situations is a lot harder than from a regular cage mount...

    Thanks guys!

    Anyone else with other experiences?

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    I've seen too many seatpost bottle ejections on group road rides to even consider that off-road.
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    camelbak

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    What cages are you guys using and having problems with ejection? I've used the Trek Bat Cage mounted behind the seat on a tri bike and never had one ejection. They're great cages.
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    Bad idea for offroad

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran
    When you carry that second bottle, the jersey just tights up because of the water bottle weight at your back and the extraction and insertion of the bottle at the jersey during racing situations is a lot harder than from a regular cage mount...

    Thanks guys!

    Anyone else with other experiences?
    Second the jersey option. There is no insertion of the bottle into the jersey during a race. When finished with first water bottle, toss it (preferably in an appropriate area, not just randomly on the course). Then, insert jersey water bottle into cage.

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    Just taking a guess but I think it would block my view of the front tire. Maybe you would get use to that. Just a thought
    I don't think it would work for me. Small rider on 26er

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    I would be over the handlebars all the time if I watched my front tire.

    If I need more that 1 bottle, I use a camelbak.
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    Couple of other options.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...0&category=272

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...0&category=272

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...9&category=272

    http://www.sks-germany.com/?l=en&a=p...=10505&ADAPTER

    The Specialized one that was mentioned earlier:
    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=56734

    If you are worried about bottle ejections, I have a Specialized Rib Cage Pro MTB that I hate using because it is such a pain in the ass to get the bottle in and out. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=57501 You'd have to be riding like a maniac to even come close to ejecting a bottle from this cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fux
    I would be over the handlebars all the time if I watched my front tire.

    If I need more that 1 bottle, I use a camelbak.
    Ha ha that does make it sound funny... More for very technical spots and when doing 24 hr solo.. front tire always seems to be in peripheral vision during slow tricky lines ...

    I don't mind carrying bottle(s) in jersey if I need the extra hydration. Not a fan anymore of packs as I find them too warm.

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    Well guys, for your information and further reference, the Topeak extra cage passed the test flawlessly...No water bottle ejections...I used it in combination with the old classic plastic Cateye water holder (the best IMHO) and after 70km of off road RACING with propedal 3 on, not even a slip was noticed...

    thanks a lot for all the options

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    usually b4 im into a bumpy trail, i tend to bend n tighten my bottle cage a little.
    it works well n no bottle ejection unless i had a crash.

    now, ive switched to camelbak.

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    I've been using the Specialized mounts with the Rib Cage Pro MTB and have only one problem...sometimes it's too tight to get the bottle out.

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