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M-Wave Universal Quick Release Drinks Bottle Cage - Black
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 30 August 2010
I recently purchased a new bike and to my slight horror I noticed there was no provision for a bottle holder. After browsing Amazon for a solution I found this bottle holder. It does not come with instructions but it doesn't really need any. The assembly is very straight forward and within seconds I had it attached to the bottom bar of the bike (the usual place for a water bottle). I realise that it can be placed anywhere and indeed its adjustable clamp will affix it to any tubular part of the bike including (as pictured) the handlebars. The only thing I would like to point out is that it is 'easy release'. Don't be fooled by that, it took quite a bit of effort to close the clamp but once it is on it won't come off.
I am very pleased with this product and relieved that I have managed to avoid taking my bike to the shop or (shudder) had to take a drill to my sparkling new bicycle.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 7 September 2010
It is a very versatile cage that can be attached to cycle in creative places as well as the standard ones. However it is a little chunky but I do not know how such an item would be constructed in a more sleek design. It's a trade off. It's true that it takes a minute to take off the cage, but I liked that as it makes it hard for someone to steal it. It would take a normal person five minutes to find out how it works. Because of the bracket it is heavier than standard cage, but of course more flexible.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2011
Although I don't go cycling regularly, a bottle holder is something I've been meaning to get. This works perfectly. You can choose to either screw it onto the underside of the bike, or attach to the handlebars (which is what I did). It must be noted that it doesn't come with instructions, but it's a fairly straightforward thing to use. The clip simply opens by twisting the clamp round and round to adjust to the thickness of the handlebars. The part where the bottle sits does not ajust, so will only fit average sized water bottles. Overall, I would highly recommend this to anyone with a bike! The delivery was also very quick - came within 2 days of ordering.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2012
Overall construction is rather clumsily made and it damaged the paintwork when mounted on my bike as the clamp screws are exposed with no rubber protection. Luckily I noticed it before I took it for a ride so the damage was minimal but I would avoid this product as the clamp doesn't come with rubber to protect the body and will certainly damage your paintwork if you mount it on your bike using clamp. I chucked this away and I now own Topeak cage mount and lezyne bottle cage which had to be bought separately and works brilliantly. It was a case of you get what you pay for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 29 November 2010
Having bought drinks holders for both my children's bikes I was unable to fit the one to my daughters. There was insufficient space. This holder is ideal, it fits in a variety of places, including the handlebars, seems very robust, securely holds the bottle and is ideal for girls bikes where there may be limited space to mount a conventional holder. I have also borrowed it for when I go on longer rides. I have used two different bottles and both fit well.I am very happy indeed with this bottle cage.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2011
Very well made bottle holder. iv got a mountain bike and my handle bars are pretty thick in the middle but opened to its maximum the mounting jaws manage to grip on well. The bottle fits well in the holder and doesn't move around at all. Very pleased!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not much room on my Brompton's handlebars for accessories so bought this to fit on to the saddle stem. It is very well made and works perfectly. I would recommend this item especially if you own a Brompton.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
As someone who uses their Brompton folding bike not just for commuting but for regular trips of 20+ miles the lack of a bottle cage has always been an issue. You can put a drinks bottle in a pocket of the c-bag if you are using it, but you can't really grab the bottle on the move. Sometimes I use a Camelbak, but a lot of the time that feels like overkill.

This provides a solution. It happily attaches to the handlebars, and if you have front mounted luggage you can mount it facing inwards, though I'm not sure how safe that is. Mounting it that way means you can still fold the bike with the cage attached but it does then become prone to getting knocked, and since the bottle ends up facing downwards, and the cage is quite bulky you'll probably want to remove it if keeping the bike folded for travel or any length of time.

In theory that is where this product should also score, in that it has a Quick Release. Unfortunately it isn't that quick, and requires an excessive amount of awkward fiddling to either fit or remove. OK, we are talking probably a minute, which doesn't sound so long unless you are used to the speed of the "Brompton fold". Taking twice as long to take off the bottle cage as it does to to fold the whole bike seems a bit silly. When attached the clamp is prone to slip as well, though never in any danger of coming adrift.

It is the QR issue that stops me giving it any more stars, even though it is a remarkably useful product for me, and I can imagine there are other bikes where the fitting could be just what you need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 August 2012
I bought a couple of these cages for my bike before a 6 week tour of Europe because I was using a triangle frame bag which got in the way of where my bottle cage normally goes. These are very adjustable meaning they can fit virtually anywhere on the bike. I attached one to the top of my frame, horizontally and then the other vertically onto the part of the frame under the handlebars, meaning I didn't have to overreach to drink when riding. They are very easy to fit and hold most size of bottles. The only negatives I have are that a) after about 4-5 weeks of solid riding they came a bit loose and needed tightening every now and then otherwise they moved and b) when using a litre bottle sometimes it fell out going over a bump. Other than that, it was a great and easy solution to my hydration problem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2013
Very versatile and can be affixed to handlebar (and handlebar stem on many folding bikes), and some seat posts too if anyone particularly wanted to. It says 'tool free' installation which it is unless you wish to turn the clamp 90 degress, then you will need an Allen key.
It comes with a small piece of square rubber to use when clamping to handlebar etc., but could do with two pieces as clamp has tendency to slip around handlebar when depositing/removing water bottle. Don't be tempted like me to over tighten (using a pair of pliers) to stop it slipping as the plastic lever used to tighten clamp will break! :-( Use a small piece of non-slip handlebar tape and it will help achieve the desired result without any tears.
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