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    most durable bottle cages for Pugsley fork?

    Looking to put some cages on a Pugsley fork. Any suggestions for cages that hold up over time?

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    The new anything cage is good. The old one isn't worth buying.

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    I don't know about extreme durability, but my favourite bottle cages are the BBB Fueltank Xl seeing as they can carry 1.5l and even some 2l bottles, feel rock solid yet are still very light and have a brilliant spring loaded mechanism for quick acess to the bottle. Would deff reccomend, I have 3 on my Surly ECR alone

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    The BBB product looks interesting. I wonder how an insulated bottle might work as I have only seen folks use 1.5L water bottles.

    Has the Salsa cage but updated as I also heard lots of failure stories.

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    The diameter of the bottom bit is far larger than a standard, and what most do is remove the adjustable (and removable!) top clip and then you can put pretty much anything in, a lot of people use Nalgene Silos in them apparently. I absolutely love them. And the best bit? They cost 12!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    The new anything cage is good. The old one isn't worth buying.
    How can you tell them apart? is this one the old style?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    How can you tell them apart? is this one the old style?
    Rex, that is the new one. I haven't heard any issues with this new cage. The difference between the two are night and day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Rex, that is the new one. I haven't heard any issues with this new cage. The difference between the two are night and day.
    Great news, thanks!

    I have been wanting to get one of these, but have held back due to the spotty reviews.

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    Are you looking for large diameter cages or regular bottle cages?

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    Hard to beat King Cages in my experience...

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    But they only make small ones from what I can see Steve?

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    Yep, that's all they make. OP didn't specify an oversized one so I threw out my fav...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    How can you tell them apart? is this one the old style?
    Looks like the new one has a single plate for all three mounting holes where the hold one had separate tabs for each hole.

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    Looking to go with an insulated bottle like Klean Kanteen and wondered if the clamp would grab it.

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    The Everything Bag from Cleaveland Mountaineering may work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Yep, that's all they make. OP didn't specify an oversized one so I threw out my fav...
    I'm no so sure about that. Ron (Mr. King Cage) has a lot of stuff in his shop, if you want one of his, it might be worth contacting him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by green mt. boy View Post
    Looking to go with an insulated bottle like Klean Kanteen and wondered if the clamp would grab it.
    Depending on the size of the insulated bottle you want to use. Two Fish have various sizes of bottle cages. I experimented with mounting a 5 in. diameter 64 oz Lifeline Growler and an approximate 3.5 in. diameter Eco Vessel insulated bottle on the front fork at different times. The stainless steel bottles do get dings on the bottom from contact with the cage. I attached the cage to the front fork with two hose clamps instead of the supplied velcro straps. As for insulated bottles, Eco Vessel is triple insulated and I tested one by putting ice in it and left it in my car. After five days, I still get ice cold water in it. HTH

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    Thank you for all of the suggestions.

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