Bottle Cage

Bottle Cage

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Noun, Noun Phrase

A bottle cage is a device that holds a water bottle on a bicycle.

Example usage: 'I need to get a new bottle cage for my bike.'

Most used in: Areas with warm climates where hydration is important.

Most used by: Commuters and recreational cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Water Bottle Holder, Bottle Holder, Bottle Mount, Bottle Cage,

What is a Bottle Cage?

A bottle cage is a device used to securely hold a water bottle on a bicycle. It is usually located near the top tube, but can also be mounted in other places such as the down tube, seat tube, or handlebars. Bottle cages are typically made of metal, plastic, or carbon fiber and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Although not all cyclists use bottle cages, they are a common accessory on both road and mountain bikes. According to a survey conducted by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association in 2017, over 85% of cyclists use bottle cages when riding for more than one hour.

Bottle cages are a great way to stay hydrated while riding, especially during long rides. They are also useful for storing other items such as energy gels or keys. In addition, they add a touch of style to any bike.

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The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Bottle Cage'

The term 'bottle cage' is a cycling term used to describe a device used to hold a water bottle while riding a bicycle. The first use of the term is believed to have originated in the late 1800s in the United States. The first bottle cages were made of metal, typically steel or aluminum, and were designed to fit securely onto the frame of a bicycle.

The first bottle cages were used in the early days of cycling and were a popular accessory for racing cyclists. By the mid-1900s, bottle cages had become a common accessory for most road and mountain bikes. Today, bottle cages are made from a variety of materials, including plastic, carbon fiber, and titanium, and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

The term 'bottle cage' is now widely used in the cycling community to refer to the device that holds a water bottle while riding a bicycle. It is a convenient and essential accessory for any cyclist, whether they are a competitive racer or an occasional recreational rider.

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