When you carry your water bottle behind your saddle, it reduces air resistance. It is the logical choice for triathlon and time-trials, where aerodynamics is the key. The angle and height of the clamp are adjustable. You can have one or two bottle cages mounted.
Tacx Saddle Clamp for Bottle Cage Features:
Weighs - 165g
Keeps the bike as aero a possible
Holds either one or two bottle cages (not supplied)
Buy Tacx Saddle Clamp for Bottle Cage from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by plasticblackspecs simple and stylish
excellent product. clean simple design. able to have the option of one or two bottle holders. the ability to have a tilt angle gave the option of just upright or "aerodynamic" sleek look. I recommended it to all my friends and now 4 guys are using it. hahaha. Make sure your bottle cage holder goes around the bottle though (as opposed to the exposed type) otherwise every time you hit a bump, the bottle will drop out.
Elite Ciussi Inox Cage / Tacx Uni Bottle Cage / Elite Sior Fibreglass Bottle Cage - Yes
Clarks Polycarbonate Bottle Cage / SKS Topcage Bottle Cage / Topeak Shuttle CB Carbon Bottle Cage - No.
One extra. It works as a pretty decent rear "mudguard" the bottle actually prevents your butt from getting wet. Found out when I was riding on wet roads and I forgot to bring my rear fenders out. Surprisingly, dry rear :) FTW!
08 January 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous It works but it's fiddly
Recently acquired and fitted, it works just fine - I fitted it to a FS MTB and the bike's rear guard keeps the bottle nice and clean, but if you haven't got a rear guard, make sure you have a bottle with a cap!
Why did I need this item? - the muppet that designed my bike's frame ensured a standard bottle fouls the rear shock!
Downsides....instructions a bit spa**e, I'd really recommend that you remove the saddle - it makes fitting the clamp soooo much easier. You also might want to fit any bottle cage **before** you connect the cage holder to the bit that clamps to the saddle. Captive nuts supplied for this but no bolts - and it's a fiddly job!
09 May 2009