Recommend a fatter bottle cage

KneesUp

Veteran
I have happily used a plastic 1 litre bottle to take water to work for years. However, I dropped it last week and cracked it. Bah!

I bought a stainless one to replace it, not thinking that because it's double walled (ooh!) it is fatter, so it doesn't fit in my bottle cage. Harrumph.

I've seen those cages that are really for attaching stuff sacks and so on to - like the Salsa 'anything' cage, but I don't really want to be faffing with straps and such, so I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a bottle cage that's just a little wider - the bottle is a little over 3 inches in diameter, and is straight sided.

TIA.
 

mjr

Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next
Topeak Modula cage goes wider but is badly designed and scratches bottles rotten.

Is the size difference too much for bending a cage out?
 
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KneesUp

KneesUp

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Tacx Tao is pretty loose for most bottles so may work?
Not sure that would work, but looking through their other offerings, the Deva may work as it opens out in the middle. Ta.

EDIT - and is in stock at the Halfords I cycle past on the way home so I check if the uber-bottle does actually fit.
 
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Eddy

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I use BBB Speedcage, they probably would bend a little to take a wider bottle.

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NorthernDave

Never used Über Member
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If you're ok using a plastic cage then these elite cages are adjustable, they have a dial like the adjustment on the back of a helmet, they are particularly good on a MTB as they really grip the bottle.
https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/elite-pria-pave-bottle-cage?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI75jExN_v3wIVAQDTCh0GHg4NEAQYAyABEgLmtvD_BwE
I was going to suggest this one too.
They do scratch the bottle though if you forget to loosen them off before using.
 

Salty seadog

Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)
Topeak Modula cage goes wider but is badly designed and scratches bottles rotten.

Is the size difference too much for bending a cage out?
Got the Topeak Modulas, 6 cages spread over 4 bikes. I like them, adjustabe but yes, do scratch the lower half of the bottle but it's not a cause for anxiety. I use the smoke grey Camelbak bottles, they look fine.

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KneesUp

KneesUp

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Thanks for your input all - I didn't go to Halfords on the way home the other night because I had to get straight home in the end. But then this morning I remembered that when I took 'the other' bike on holiday the summer before last, I only really used it to go to the next valley of an evening to pick up a bottle of wine, which fitted nicely in the bottle cage. Turns out 'the other' bike, which I haven't ridden for 18 months, has a bottle cage on it that is just like a Tacx Deva. I'm pretending that I would have forgotten this when I was younger too, and therefore the fact that it had completely slipped my mind is not a sign of ageing.

It's on the commuter bike now, and the bottle fits.
 
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