Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon Cage Bottle Cage Review

3.50 out of 5
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December 22, 2014
Model/Year: X Lite Carbon Cage

Pros: Light weight
Holds water bottles

Cons: Expensive

Recommendation: I really don't know what to say about this one. If you want to use a cage and are a weight weenie, then I guess this is your item, but don't most mountain bikers use a hydration pack? I immediately pulled this one off of my bike when I got it. It does look great and I'm sure it works as good as any. The only real benefit is the weight, or lack thereof. But, at a $50 or so price tag, I'd think that weight savings could go to other places that might benefit more. But, if you like cages and have gone to carbon and/or ti for everything else on your bike, go for it. I'm sure you'll be pleased.

December 21, 2012
Pros: Looks expensive.

Cons: Everyone who actually rides a bike will know you are a poser when you "upgrade" to this bottle holder. Adds very little to your riding and doesn't hold water bottles well. Not adjustable.

Recommendation: If these comes stock on your ride, keep them until they break. If not, save your $50 and buy something that will actually help your riding.