Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More water please!

Over the summer, for hydration, I depend on two things: 1) my frozen Platypus bladder and 2) my CamelBak Insulated water bottle. I fill the latter with ice and water for immediate availability of water. In Texas, I haven't had to worry about the frozen CamelBak not melting fast enough! Plus, it is like having my back air-conditioned!

When the weather is not so torrid, I prefer not to carry the water on my back. Instead, I simply carry two water bottles. Of late, I have been drinking like a fish and have run out of water on one or two occasions and had to go dry for a few miles.

Well, you guessed right! I pondered about carrying my 40 oz Klean Kanteen water bottle, in my bike's bottle cage. The bottle cages I have on Gikma are King Cage Iris Cages and they will not accomodate a 40 oz Klean Kanteen bottle.

so, I looked around a bit online and finally decided I would try the Topeak Modula Cage XL.
I ordered it from Amazon and I got the pair yesterday. I installed one each on the Gikma and the Thorn Nomad MK2, tonight. The installation was a breeze. The co-existence of the Modula Cage and the King Iris Cage? It is a bit tight, primarily due to the frame size (I think), but the fitting of the cages is pretty good, I say!

See for yourselves!

The Modula Cage XL easily holds the 40 Oz Klean Kanteen bottle and a 50 Oz PET bottle (I do not buy water in bottles, usually!). The Modula Cage is height-adjustable!

While the Modula Cage XL can hold larger PET bottles and Klean Kanteens, it may not hold thinner bottles very well.

I plan to use both the King and the Topeak Modula XL cages to carry my water bottles.

I will be writing a full review of the Modula Cage XL after using it for a while.

Peace :)

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