07 August, 2008

Two New VO Bottle Cages


Actually one is more of a redesign. The Moderniste cage is our most popular model. And why not? This tubular stainless steel cage is elegant yet a little funky, artistic even. It's very light at 42gms, and it looks nice on both modern and vintage bikes. The one thing that was missing was a polished finish; the factory that made them for us was not equipped to polish, but we recently found a factory that could. And they even added a little cutout in the mounting area. The redesigned Moderniste cage is now in stock

Our entirely new model is the VO Course cage. It's based on the classic racing cage and also rendered in polished stainless steel. This cage will interest those who find the Retro cage too, well retro, and the Moderniste cage too daring. Some feel that this design allows the fastest bottle removal and replacement. Over the course of a 1200km brevet that could save you, perhaps, one second?

Both the new cages work well with both metal and plastic bottles. Being stainless steel, they will not discolor plastic bottles.

This completes the full line of Velo Orange water bottle cages. Or does it?

10 comments:

akahn said...

Suggestion: perhaps in posts like these you could link to the product page on the store site, to facilitate easy shopping! ;)

Anonymous said...

You couldn't do a cage to fit my 20year old Campy Aero bottles could you? My deadbeat LBS won't stock them, and it is a pain moving the cage between bikes.
mb

Doug said...
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K Matthias said...

Polished is good! Look great.

Andrew said...

Isn't the cage on the left a Delta Inox? I have a pair of these on my Bleriot.

Tom said...

These cages are not at all Delta cages- a completely different source.

loophole said...

I have one of each and they look identical to me.

Chris Kulczycki said...

The old cages were made in the same factory, but the new ones are not. Note the cutout and the slightly different shape.

loophole said...

I ordered mine from you a month ago. I ordered two and you only had one, so it must have been the last one of the old ones and I bought a Delta to match it. Wish I'd waited.

kwalsh said...

I just took two modernistes on a six week bike tour, and both broke, with the tube snapping, on the vertical part near the mount, although nowhere near the join. I have no idea how the first broke, i just noticed it making noise one day. The other snapped when i took the bottle out somewhat horizontally. This is particularly common action with cages mounted on seat tubes, especially when the seat tube is not very tall or it's a big bottle.

These look great bug are not very strong.