Seriously considering a pair of these...
http://cleavelandmountaineering.blogspo ... s.html?m=1
Before pulling the trigger on a pair of Salsa Anything Cages I would like to take a look at the alternatives. I vaguely recall at least one alternative, possibly a UK brand but I cannot find anything. Anyone able to help with suggestions on alternatives to the Salsa cages?
EDIT: Found what I was looking for ... The Gorilla Cage
USD140 for two, including shipping to Australia.
They do look good, but the shipping makes them a pretty expensive proposition compared to Anything Cages.
That Everthing bag looks a better alternative for carrying a tent.
If you want to do a bulk order I'll take a grey one.
I'd consider this over the Salsa - it's a tad cheaper and 4kgs is enough. Using only two bosses it allows a high and low mount option for those of us that have triple boss forks.
Same issues with sourcing though - shipping costs from the U.S. are a killer.
Has anyone tried these? They give you total freedom of placement, fork, downtube, seatpost etc. but I'm a bit sceptic about the 2015 model, with its plastic, but a newer model should be better than the old one, right?
http://www.heise.de/preisvergleich/elit ... 85250.html
https://www.bike-components.de/de/Elite ... 15-p41760/
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I used the old model on my steelie, same result (damaged paint). The problem is the bolts are too long and protrude through the body/nut and impact the frame - could be quite nasty on a CF frame or fork leg! I've considered breaking it out to put a bottle cage on the seat tube on my CX bike... but too afraid I't'd damage the frame!
Should be ok with a selection of shorter bolts and some patient trial-and-error. I'd also recommend a layer of inner tube between the plastic strap and frame to prevent scuffing.
O/T but that is the lairiest bottle cage I've ever seen! I almost want one...
Salsa Anything cages and bags are available from smartbikeparts.com, and shipping charges are very reasonable too.
smartbikeparts.com offer a huge range of components and is well worth a visit.
Thanks Ron. Handy to know as they offer a reasonable saving over JensonUSA for example.
Just came across this NZ product ... Triple Boss Holsters. NZ$120 for a pair.
Interesting option. I'm liking a local option, but I'm not sold on the idea of something that doesn't have a "bottom". The Salsa Anything Cage (inc HD), Blackburn Outpost Cage and Everything Bag all have something to stop the thing you're carrying falling through the bottom beside the tension of the strap. Maybe that's why they don't like a carriage weight specification?
There is a vertical strap which I assume is meant to make up for a lack of bottom. Whether it works well or not you can test for us
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