Specialized Rib Cage Pro Water Bottles/Cages

2.45/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $15.00


Product Description

Our designer''s latest creation. Sleek new look and superior bottle retention. Made of Polycarbonite and Kraton for durable construction. Design makes it easy to insert bottle while riding.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by FatGut1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2009

Strengths:    Look cool

Weaknesses:    they are made of garbage and have no durability. Save your money.

Bottom Line:   
Bought 2 of them used them for a couple of months. Pulled my bottle out and the cage pulled off the frame. Garbage!

Specialized should stick with bikes and leave everything else to other manufacturers.

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Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Montrose Bike Shop



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Doug Hansen a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2008

Strengths:    Light, sleek looking. Actually held larger bottle better over a hard bump than my more conventional cage.

Weaknesses:    A flippin' rubber band? Fugedabout!!!

Bottom Line:   
Loved when I found it super cheap at Recycled Cycles in Seattle. Bought it for $5. But, as I feared the rubber band broke and where do I find that. There are better cages out there or $20 new.

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Favorite Ride:   1996 Kestrel 200 EMS

Price Paid:    $588.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Side pull is my new favorite favorite from Perfomance. Not sure of mfr. Too cheap to go carbon.

Bike Setup:   Older Kestrel 200 EMS with Mavic Open 32s DTSwiss, Michelin ProRace 2 Campy Chorus, ShiftMated to Shimano cluster, Cannodale bars $30, Selle SMP Pro seat.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mojocracker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2008

Strengths:    Light, sleek looking. Actually held larger bottle better over a hard bump than my more conventional cage.

Weaknesses:    A flippin' rubber band? Fugedabout!!!

Bottom Line:   
Loved when I found it super cheap at Recycled Cycles in Seattle. Bought it for $5. But, as I feared the rubber band broke and where do I find that. There are better cages out there or $20 new.

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Favorite Ride:   1996 Kestrel 200 EMS

Price Paid:    $588.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Side pull is my new favorite favorite from Perfomance. Not sure of mfr. Too cheap to go carbon.

Bike Setup:   Older Kestrel 200 EMS with Mavic Open 32s DTSwiss, Michelin ProRace 2 Campy Chorus, ShiftMated to Shimano cluster, Cannodale bars $30, Selle SMP Pro seat.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by linuxted a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2007

Strengths:    looks cool, light

Weaknesses:    expensive, loose, flexy, noisy

Bottom Line:   
Thought they were cool until I realized the noises on my ride were caused by the rubber/plastic of the cage rubbing on the plastic water bottle. Doesn't hold the bottles too snugly either. Oh, and if you have a clampon front derailler between the brazeons you'll have to make a cutout.

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Similar Products Used:   blackburn mountain cage (heavier (77gm... big deal!)) but bottle does NOT move. Dead silent



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by RSPDiver a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2006

Strengths:    Looks like it belongs in the Victoria's Secret catalogue.

Weaknesses:    Too flexy, feet don't retain a heavy bottle over bumps, and some difficutly removing and replacing bottles.

Bottom Line:   
These bottle cages look slick, and have great color combos for the truly vain riders. The one I bought (gloss black w/ red retention band) matched my old Peugeot frame perfectly.

I was a bit put off by the price, but figured it was probably worth it. I was wrong. It works fairly well, but it is flexible and I'm always concerned I'll break it replacing my bottle w/out looking. I carry larger bottles (22oz I think), and when full they can drop down past the stubby feet if you hit a moderate bump. That makes it even harder to remove the bottle, which is already a bit tricky given the flexible nature of the frame, slight stickiness of the material, and snug design.

It was just a bit too frustrating to justify a great review or ownership experience.

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Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Carolina Triathlon

Similar Products Used:   Specialized E Cage and similar.

Bike Setup:   Peugeot Performance 300 (1993-94 vintage)



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