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XLAB Sidekick Bottle Cage

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Product Description

Key Features:
  • Ideal for fastest frame bottle access and for small frames
  • Low cut sides for rapid bottle removal and insertion
  • Wide center opening permits sides to flex outwards for easy bottle withdraw
  • Special flared entry lip for fast bottle access and insertion
  • Long thick lower shelf prevents large heavy bottles falling through cage bottom or breaking off tab
  • Matches XLAB Gorilla cages rear carrier Anti-Launch, and Chimp cages
  • 34g Weight
  • Carbon Fiber Construction

XLAB Sidekick Bottle Cage Reviews

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Overall Rating:
3.8
out of 5
3.83
Build Quality
5
Performance
5
Value For Money
1.5

Customer Reviews (1)

4
Expensive but worth it.

I have used these cages for 7 years on multiple bikes. The semi side entry is excellent and allows a more natural entry and exit of the bottle. They are, however, very, very stiff. So, taking bottles out and reinserting them requires a fair bit more effort than your garden variety cage. This does mean that they hold your bottles quite well. I use Camelbak Podium bottles and have never had one eject from the cage, regardless of terrain. One pair is now 7 years old and still going strong. So, very durable. I guess that helps to sooth the pain from the extremely high price. If you use standard water bottles then I guess any cage might do. If you use non standard (like Podium) then these Sidekicks are a good choice.

I have used these cages for 7 years on multiple bikes. The semi side entry is excellent and allows a more natural entry and exit of the bottle. They are, however, very, very stiff. So, taking bottles out and reinserting them requires a fair bit more effort than your garden variety cage. This does mean that they hold your bottles quite well. I use Camelbak Podium bottles and have never had one eject from the cage, regardless of terrain. One pair is now 7 years old and still going strong. So, very durable. I guess that helps to sooth the pain from the extremely high price. If you use standard water bottles then I guess any cage might do. If you use non standard (like Podium) then these Sidekicks are a good choice.

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3.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 1.5/5

Bottles & Cages Guide

What are bike bottles and cages?

A bottle and cage set-up is a really efficient way of staying hydrated while you’re riding. Simply reach out and your beverage is close at hand. It’s so important to drink plenty of fluid while you’re riding to prevent dehydration, so anything that makes it easier to do that is a must-have.

Who needs a bottle and cage?

Riders who need instant refreshment use bottles and cages. Whether the bottle contains water or an energy drink, it’s close at hand and easily supped from a specifically designed mouthpiece. Remember, even if you’re pootling along at a sedate pace, you’re still exercising, which is always thirsty work.

What are the choices?

Choose the bottle which you’ll find easiest to drink out of and the most simple to use with an accompanying cage. The cage selection ranges from feather light carbon holders to sturdy steel receptacles. Side-loading cages are great for compact frames where space is at a premium. BPA-free construction means you won’t ingest any nasty chemicals.

What should I buy with them?

A bottle brush is brilliant for cleaning, especially with smaller bristles to clean the mouthpiece. If your bike doesn’t have eyelets for a cage, there are adaptors available.

Anything else?

Make sure you regularly clean your bottle – it’s very easy to leave it festering on your bike. A few ice cubes in summer gives you a refreshingly chilled drink.

See our Bottle and cage guide for more.

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