American Classic Bottle Cage Water Carrier

4.43/5 (7 Reviews)
Weight : 52 grams MSRP : $39.95

Product Description

  • NO welds
  • Aluminum or Titanium
  • Full-spring temper wire
  • Lightweight and durable

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Doug from Boise, ID

    Date Reviewed: September 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Light, cheap.

    Weaknesses:    Rattles, plastic piece on front not glued.

    Bottom Line:   
    Looking at other the other reviews for this product methinks I got a bad batch. On the first ride with the new cages the plastic piece that holds the bottle in slipped off of one, almost lost a bottle before I noticed. I see that the other has slipped slightly as well. I tried to bend them around a bit so that the plastic pieces would stay. Are these supposed to be glued on? Second ride, one of the cages started rattling to beat hell. Aluminum? Great, I'm tossing them in the recycle bin!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $7.00

    Similar Products Used:   Blackburn, specialized rib cage.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by brain a Weekend Warrior from mass

    Date Reviewed: January 21, 2001

    Strengths:    Light and good looking

    Weaknesses:    ZERO

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   vietnam

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Every cage out there

    Bike Setup:   Fidser Big Sur with three of these bad boys

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Denver, Colorado

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2000

    Strengths:    Lightweight, excellent design. Inexpensive, indestructable, does not mess up your water bottles like other cages.

    Weaknesses:    NONE

    Bottom Line:   
    I have ridden these cages for over 10 years. The reason these cages do not break is because there are NO WELDS. The material is a spring type aluminum that has never been heated. If you crash and bend it, you bent it back. If you expect a rough ride, you compress the cage before inserting the bottle and it holds it like a big spring. They are made from 1 continuous piece of aluminum rod and it is joined at the front with a composite piece. The mounts are composite and become part of the structure of the cage when installed. It's like trying to shatter a paperclip, it's not going to happen unless you bend it back and forth exceeding it's limits a large number of times. To my knowledge they have produced over 1,000,000 cages in Ohio, and have yet to have one returned due to failure. If you want cages on your road or mountain bike, these are the ones.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Many

    Bike Setup:   I own 7 bikes and they all have American Classic cages on them.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Andrew from Safety Harbor, FL, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 22, 2000

    Strengths:    Simplicity of design. Strenght. Durability. Weight.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    Best cage around. Price is right too.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Blackburn, Performance.

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Rick Rohret a cross-country rider from Moline,Illinois

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 1998

    Bottom Line:   

    I have used this cage design for the last 10 years. I have owned three of them, all purchased 7-10 years ago.One failed due to my niece climbing on it with all of her weight. It deformed greatly but did not break. I am still using the other two. They are indestructible. I have paired these with the Blackburns or Blackburn style copies, but the Blackburns consistently break at the welds, just like the LBS dealer told me they would. I would immediately buy these again, but the two that I own are still working fine. They are worth every cent.

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by cliff fong a weekend warrior from sacramento,ca

    Date Reviewed: March 30, 1998

    Bottom Line:   

    I have used this cage for 6 yrs and it shows no signs of wearing out. The cage is a simple design with no welds and lightweight. Mounting them was a little difficult due to the hardware but once there on they look and function flawless. Give American Classic 5 chillis to actually make a cage in the U.S. when compared to Blackburn who make theirs overseas (Taiwan).

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim Kalina a cross-country rider from Chicago, IL

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 1997

    Bottom Line:   

    I have used these cages for years and have found them to be the best there is. Other cages I've tried have either broke after a few years or else don't hold a bottle or battery very well, especially in a crash. I have never lost a bottle or battery with these, even in a hard crash. And they are the only cage to use if you use a light with a cage held battery. All other cages deform from the weight of the battery, which leads to cracks. I've been using the American Classics with a Night Rider for nearly five years and the cage still has it's original shape with no sign of stress cracks. Plus, these babies are light, very good looking and come in nicely anodized colors. Best of all, they are made right here in the good ol' midwest!

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