Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Profile Racing Kage Water Carrier

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $7.00

Product Description

Profile Kage

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

Strengths:    Design wise the next closest to the Specialized Rib Cage and very light weight.

Weaknesses:    Elastic loosens after 1 year. Plastic where it attaches is weak. Was only available online in 1997 as no one had them in the stores.

Bottom Line:   
I bought 2 of these back in 1997 and attached them to a dual behind the saddle holder like those used by tri-athlon riders in the Ironman. They were great for 1 year and then the elastic started to loosen. On one ride I cycled around 2 pedestrians (sidewalk height) I landed on the street and both cages (holding the bottles) ejected from the frame like 2 depth charges - Boom! I had to phone for back-up and lost 45 mins. waiting and my 90km ride was shortened to 30kms.
Bottom Line: A great design, light weight, but not meant to handle numerous jarring effects beyond 1 year.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist (1997)

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rib Cage, Specialized Alloy Cage (Road/5.0),
Specialized Alloy Cage (Mtb/6.2), Bell (Mtb/6.2).

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk, 1996 GT Ricochet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by O.Z Chi from San Mateo, CA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2004

Strengths:    FLEXIBLE!! Very secure.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't look too good, and scratches bottles, but WHO CARES!?

Bottom Line:   
Got these as a gift from a friend of mine. She didn't like the "aero" design they came in (this deal where the bottles are placed behind the seat post). So I took them off the little aero piece and bolted them on my frame.

THEY FIT EVERYTHING! I like to "sock" my bottles on hot rides, and many cages just aren't big enough to fit the bottle plus a sock. These cages can do that, AND do it with larger than normal bottles.


Just ordered a couple more for my new road bike.

Oh, and make sure you take that little rubber band off the cage ... it doesn't do anything except break.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee a Weekend Warrior from Fort Wayne, IN USA

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003

Strengths:    The best cage overall.

Weaknesses:    Sometimes leave marks on bottles, but that is a very minor gripe.

Bottom Line:   
I ride road, road tandem and mountain. I use these on all three. They are even on my exercise bike. I just found 'em for $2.99 at Price Point. I had purchased Pedro's Milk Cages which are way too thin for pretty much any use. These are strong, reliable, and have never coughed up a bottle in over 5 years of heavy riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Winona Lake

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Various

Similar Products Used:   Many, but these are the best.

Bike Setup:   Various

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Guy a Weekend Warrior from Michigan

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight.
Lotsa colors.
Holds a 20oz bottle as snugly as a waterbottle - big plus for me.
Inaccurate spelling for copywrite purposes is Kool

Weaknesses:    Looks kinda funky w/out a bottle.
Plastic makes me nervous below freezing.

Bottom Line:   
Simple, cool design that really works. If you're sick of regular boring cages, try a Kage. They're cheap, light, and they hug a bottle - what more do you want?

5 'voodoo chiles'

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Favorite Trail:   solitary

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   regular cages, chicken-wire and popsicle sticks, chewed bubblegum...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jerry Whittle from Belleville IL USA

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2000

Strengths:    At about 45 grams, they are lighter than an aluminum MTB cage and stronger than a road cage. Doesn't mare water bottles like aluminum. Available in many colors to match bike. Quiet - no rattles yet.

Weaknesses:    Not very aerodymanic if you are riding without a bottle.

Bottom Line:   
Buy two!

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Favorite Trail:   KATY across Missouri

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Blackburn. Trek.

Bike Setup:   Y2K Trek 5200 carbon fiber road bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Wrenn a Cross Country Rider from Farmington Hills, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2000

Strengths:    This cage is great. It matches the color of my bike and looks a helluva lot better than a cheap aluminum one, and doesn't cost that much more.

Weaknesses:    I was afraid that it would break in the cold or heat because it stretches a lot with my bike bottle.

Bottom Line:   
Great cage, it saves weight and looks sweet. For this i give it 5 bags of dog crap on fire!

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Favorite Trail:   Secret One Behind CVS Pharmacy

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Cheap aluminum cage(s)

Bike Setup:   Fisher Hardtail With CODA bar ends, Rock Shox T2 fork

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Palerider a Cross-Country Rider from Cleve Oh

Date Reviewed: September 7, 1999

Strong, holds the bottle with NO movement whatsoever. It's lght, won't discolor the bottle like aluminum, bottle is easy to take out, and really easy to return!

Rarely a bottle will fit too tight. Tapered bottoms such as the Specialized or the Polar work best. Remove the rubber O- ring, you don't need it.

Bottom Line:   
OK, so it's just a water bottle cage, big deal. But this one, which I didn't want to like at first, is better than any others. Trying to put a bottle back into a cage at speed is where this one really shines. I've replaced all other cages with this one. Get em at Nashbar, Colorado Cyclist and others.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Blackburn (wore it through)
Elite stainless (way too flexible)
Specialized (too flexible)
other alloy

Bike Setup:   
Giant CFM2, K2 4000, Litespeed Hiwassee, Kona Explosive, Specialized M2

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