Tacx Tao Cage Water Bottles/Cages

2.9/5 (31 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.99

Product Description

Full Carbon cage is beautiful light and strong.Reinforced arms and rear braceFlared opening for easy bottle insertion and removalHolds bottle tightLifetime warranty. Weight 39 grams

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kanekikapu a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2011

Strengths:    it's great when it's not broken.

Weaknesses:    plastic tabs breaks too easily, making it useless.

Bottom Line:   
Went through four of them in two seasons of racing. Always break at the plastic tab/mount area. I kept replacing it because I thought I just got the bad copies and I want to keep two identical cages on my bike.

It's a good cage when it's not broken - didn't lose any bottle while using it.

Now I've just use King stainless and ti cages on my bikes. One of the stainless cage is almost 9 years old and going strong. Get a King cage and forget about it.

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Favorite Ride:   Paradise Loop

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Bike Nook

Similar Products Used:   King Stainless Cage, King Ti Cage, Elite Ciussi stainless (crack welds), Elite Ciussi alloy (crack welds), Rev-X

Bike Setup:   C'dale six 13, Ultegra/DA, 3T Arx LTD stem, 3T rotundo bar, veloflex tubulars.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jojo a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap and you get what you pay for.

Weaknesses:    Poor quality, does not last long

Bottom Line:   
These things are junk. Hit anything on the road that rattles the bike and the bottle stopper on bottom of cage brakes off rendering cage useless and making bottle slide down to bottom of frame. Too many good cages out there to waste time on this junk.

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Favorite Ride:   Luberon

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Erik's SLP

Similar Products Used:   Ciussi, Arundel, Blackburn, Bianchi, REI, cheapo steel and alu cages...

Bike Setup:   Various

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chickenfried a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Saw a lot of positive reviews on this so I bought a pair.

Right off the bat had a problem, the recessed hole for the water cage bolt did not work with the water cage bolts on my bike. Bolt head was too large.

Second problem I ride a 52cm road bike. A Tao is not a good choice for the seat tube spot. Because it limits you to smaller water bottles. Not enough room to slide a larger bottle in a Tao located there.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by GREAT UNCLE BULGARIA a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2010

Strengths:    looks, easy to use, weight

Weaknesses:    2 bottles, both used as secondary. broke at lower plastic tab. the second lasted only about 2 months

Bottom Line:   
a poor product. breaks far too easily. most reviews saying it is good appear to only have used them for a short time

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Favorite Ride:   Fig 8 , purau

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   Web

Similar Products Used:   multiple, none have failed like these

Bike Setup:   specialized tarmac

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by eadweard a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2010

Strengths:    Holds the bottle well, light.

Weaknesses:    The tabs break off and can't be replaced. Tacx has a poor replacement policy.

Bottom Line:   
I used a set of these cages for about 1 1/2 years, about 3500 miles. The top tab on the front cage broke off. All of these miles were smooth New England roads. I contacted Tacx. No tabs available and only a one year warranty with a receipt. Back to ss Elite Ciussi cages. They don't break and don't look "funny".

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Favorite Ride:   White Mtns

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   on-line

Similar Products Used:   Elite Ciussi, King

Bike Setup:   Time carbon, Campy 10, DT wheels.

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