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I just bought a Anthem X2 and need a water bottle cage for XC/24 Hour races...

1. I want it to actually work...it needs to hold bottles...I don't want dropped bottles.

2. I want it to be as lite as possible...titanium or carbon i assume.

Please tell me what brand/model to buy...thanks.
 

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For reason #1, I'd suggest NOT to use a Topeak Carbon Shuttle cage, it's very light, even comes with light gold anodized alloy mounting bolts but it will spit bottles as soon as it gets a bit rough. I found out during a race... :mad: Should have known better and not use it for the first time in a race.

I use a King Ti cage, light enough, nice finish but most importantly, holds water bottles very well.



I also have had good luck with a Cannondale GT40 alloy cage, but it's not the lightest at around 40 grams.

 

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IAmtnbikr said:
King ti or Arundel carbon fiber. Have used both with success.
100% agree. These are the only two cages (of a great many) that I have never lost a bottle from, and have never broken. There are a few out there that are lighter, but they are neither as secure nor as durable. So King Ti or Arundel are my picks for sure!
 

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If the Cateye is only one gram heavier but costs way less money then it's worth a look. If the Cateye doesn't hold bottles then who cares if it's cheap and light. I've never used it. You have and it's a bad bottle cage?
 

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limba said:
If the Cateye is only one gram heavier but costs way less money then it's worth a look. If the Cateye doesn't hold bottles then who cares if it's cheap and light. I've never used it. You have and it's a bad bottle cage?
BC-100 is a great product. Bottle hold is looser than King Ti though. I've used both extensively. That being said, for many people the BC-100 will be "tight enough". I can't recall ever losing a bottle from the top side of the downtube, although I have lost bottles from the BC-100 mounted on the underside of the downtube.

The BC-100 will scuff bottles also though, and is much bulkier looking and less aesthetically pleasing than either the King Ti or many of the carbon cages. As I've said elsewhere though, for pure functionality it's light + durable + +functional + cheap which is a rare combo. Versus an Aluminum cage at the same price the BC-100 is an easy winner on all counts.
 
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