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Custom Race Plus Water Bottle Cage
You'd expect a team like Sky, whose mantra is "marginal gains," to look for every possible advantage down to the smallest equipment detail. That's why the team opts for Elite's new Custom Race Plus Water Bottle Cage, which combines the original Custom Race's durable, reinforced nylon body with a more aerodynamic, lighter profile. It's not as lightweight as flashy carbon bottles but, as Sky's preference indicates, some items warrant a few extra grams in order to increase reliability.
A professional's tools are expected to make that pro's trade easier. The Custom Race Plus does so with easier insertion and extraction courtesy of an elastomer bridge that connects either arm of the cage to facilitate getting a bottle in and hold it securely once it's there. The band stretches while you're pushing or pulling the bottle through the cage, but it contracts in order to maintain a snug hold over chip seal and manhole covers when you're not.
- A professional-grade water bottle cage
- Reinforced body for multi-season longevity
- Elastomer insert expands and contracts to grip bottle
- Item #ELI001B
- reinforced nylon
- Claimed Weight
- 38 g
- Recommended Use
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
What do you think about this product?
June 11, 2020
Worked as described, good quality product
March 19, 2020
Does What It's Supposed To!
I purchased this Elite water bottle cage along with the Elite Nanogelite insulated water bottle. They fit together perfectly. Yes, at first the water bottle is difficult to put in/take out; however the solution is to store your empty water bottle in the cage. This allows for constant stretch and before long the tension is perfect! Bottom line is the Elite Custom Race Plus Water Bottle Cage does what it's intended to do and does it well.
November 6, 2019
I've paired two of these cages with two elite nanogelite bottles for road cycling. They make it very easy to access my water (not too difficult to slide the bottles in and out) and they look very sharp with my bike. Would recommend for anyone willing to pair the cages with Elite-brand bottles (can't speak to how well other bottles would fit in these seemingly-tight cages).
December 22, 2018
Great bottle cage
Installed it on my Pinarello to replace the Elite Cannibal bottle cage. This holds the Elite bottle very snugly and I was amazed that it slides out easily with the Elite Bottle. I havent tried using the Podium bottles to see if they slide in and out tightly or easily. For the price this is a spot on bottle cage that will complement the beauty of your bike.
March 23, 2018
Best bang for the buck.
- I've used it several times
These cages are an awesome value for what you are getting. Maybe not the lightest or the most ENVEable, but for $42 you can get a pair of great cages that will securely hold your water bottles for you. Water bottle fit is initially pretty snug, but the logoed front of the cage is rubber and should stretch out a bit over time.
May 30, 2017
Great Looks Though Tight
- I've used it several times
The Race Plus from Elite is a good water bottle cage with a decently easy install and looks super sharp. It does require some break in time though and some water bottles were a tougher fit than others. Luckily most of the Camelbak ones fit pretty well and I guess that is the trade off for making sure you don't lose your hydration on a rough section of trail.