Samson Cage Bolts Weigh Almost Nothing
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 12 May 2009
Don’t lose your bottle! Well you won’t with a decent cage, bolted to your carbon steed. So for the weight weenies, Samson Sports has developed new alloy cage bolts which weigh almost nothing.
Weighing just 1/2g each Sampson Sports used the "drug dealer triple beam scale" to accurately measure the bolt’s weight, the commonly used electronic scale only measures in full grams.
A typical steel bottle cage bolt is around 3-5 grams each, and the average bike uses 4 for 12-20 g. of total weight, vs. just 2 grams total for 4 of the new Sampson alloy bolts.
The almost nothing bolts will be sold in 4 packs available in black, red or silver, and use a standard m4 hex head.
The light weight bolts will be available in couple of weeks, and the retail price is just US$12 for the set.
The bolts can be orders online from: Samson Sports