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.

GOOD STUFF!!

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

Strengths:    
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!


Weaknesses:    
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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