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Bike Bottle Cage Can Tote Gear (and Beer)

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A long-standing staple in the touring and bike-packing worlds has been reborn with a new design. The Salsa Anything Cage HD can hold, well, just about anything.

The cage has long been a go-to for carrying items like Nalgene bottles to stuff sacks filled with gear (or ultra-light sleeping bags), and even the occasional growler. People who travel long distances on bikes need to use every available place to load on gear; this product turns the bottle cage area into a viable place to stash a surprising amount of stuff.

We got one in house for a test. It mounted easily like a normal bottle cage, and our 64-ounce office beer growler fit perfectly in the cage’s curved frame.

3D printing was used in the prototype phase

The first version of this Salsa cage was made of metal. This one is injection-molded nylon. Webbing straps cinch tight onto the cage to hold anything that can be cradled inside.

Another change: There are multiple anchor points for the straps, making it easier to fit a wider range of objects.

I like the fact that the use of nylon allows for a little bit of flex to help grip a load while adjusting to the tension of straps being pulled tight.

Salsa says the cage can hold loads up to about 6 pounds. Despite its beefy design, the cage weighs just 149 grams (without mounting hardware). Priced at $35, the cage includes the straps and bolts to attach it to your frame.

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