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Aero Bottle and Cage for TT'S

beetle1beetle1 Posts: 189
edited February 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi all, just wondered if anyone had any opinions on which Aero bottle / cage is a best buy, thanks


  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,802
    A normal one.

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  • beetle1beetle1 Posts: 189
    How do I reply to that except say well done, cheers
  • fish156fish156 Posts: 496
    rozzer32 wrote:
    A normal one.

    Seems daft to spend so much time, effort and money on making everything aero, then to put one of the worst aerodynamic shapes into the bottle cage. OK, so it's not in the same magnitude as a disk wheel or pointy hat, but I'd expect a similar difference to an aero seatpost, for example.

    Cheapest, I think, is the Specialized Virtue, but I've no idea if it represents a "best buy".
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    have you thought of upgrading to disc brakes :wink:
  • beetle1beetle1 Posts: 189
    rake wrote:
    have you thought of upgrading to disc brakes :wink:
    Apologies, Im tired but over my head that one........................
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    you shouldnt have to wait long, theyl soon be in here.
    i was being sarcastic from an aerodynamical point of view. some think better/faster riders need discs.
    sorry for hijacking, i couldnt resist. please ignore my post. whats that, they do anyway. :mrgreen:
  • ChrisSAChrisSA Posts: 455
    What distance TTs?

    Have you considered something on the from like a Profile aerodrink, or a Speedfil classic or A2? With the aerodrink and Speedfil classic you can drink in the TT position.
  • beetle1beetle1 Posts: 189
    Mainly 25's, looked at the Elite and Arundel, not really wanting the 'drink in position' type
  • pretty sure Elite do one now
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    Specialized are well documented for falling out during the ride!
    I have an Elite aero bottle, which is the reverse... A right swine to get out of the cage!
    The round (conventional) bottles have been tested to be of a small aero advantage on the down tube.
    I use the Elite on 25's. Last year tried a RaceBak for a 50, which played havoc with my helmet tail, so this year will try a Speedfill.
    Drinking in the aero tuck has to be the best way...
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  • chrisw12chrisw12 Posts: 1,246
    You shouldn't need to drink during a 25, so no bottle. If you do need one then zip tie a cage between your aero bars is one of the best solutions. Have a search on for ideas. As said above why go to the trouble of an aero frame then stick an aero dirty bottle on it.
  • fleshtuxedofleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
    I've used Specialized for 2 years with no problems.

    I put it in even for short TTs (with just enough drink for warm up) as I've read it improves aerodynamics, doesn't it?

    Trying a Profile AeroDrink for Tris this year, but probably not for TTs
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    hopper1 wrote:
    Specialized are well documented for falling out during the ride!

    Are they? Well, I hazard a guess that the main problem I think you'll find is bottle bolts with the Spesh, cos if the bolts have high profile heads you find the bottle never really engages in the cage fully as it presses against the bolts, stopping it going a few mm further in and reaching the point where the cage truly grabs it as intended. Change the bolts and it stops this happening and the bottle gets grabbed properly. That's what I found anyway.
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    i have a strip of heavy duty velcro on the cage and bottle that sorts out the problem perfectly
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