Profile Racing Kage Water Carrier

Profile Racing Kage Water Carrier 

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[Dec 02, 2003]
Lee
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

The best cage overall.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Many, but these are the best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 27, 2000]
Eric Wrenn
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used:

Cheap aluminum cage(s)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 29, 2000]
Guy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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'

Similar Products Used:

regular cages, chicken-wire and popsicle sticks, chewed bubblegum...

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 23, 2000]
Jerry Whittle

Strength:

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.

Weakness:

Not very aerodymanic if you are riding without a bottle.

Buy two!

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn. Trek.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 07, 1999]
Palerider
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Blackburn (wore it through)
Elite stainless (way too flexible)
Specialized (too flexible)
other alloy

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 05, 2005]
John
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Rib Cage, Specialized Alloy Cage (Road/5.0),
Specialized Alloy Cage (Mtb/6.2), Bell (Mtb/6.2).

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 10, 2004]
O.Z Chi

Strength:

FLEXIBLE!! Very secure.

Weakness:

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

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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