Jettisoned bidons bouncing merrily down steep cobblestoned climbs are a hallmark of the spring classics that may add to the spectacular atmosphere for fans but present a serious danger for competitors. Elite’s Pria Pave Water Bottle Cage corrals the free-range bottles of spring with a dialed enclosure similar to the knob at the rear of your helmet’s fit cage. Like your helmet, the idea is simple: an adjustable fit better tailors the case–in this case, the bottle cage–to the thing it’s supposed to be enclosing. A snugger fit is a more secure fit, and more security means less chance of an untimely ejection whether you’re barreling over pave cattle guards, or train tracks. Losing a bottle in these situations is bad news because it leaves you bereft of a beverage but also presents a moving obstacle for everyone in the pack behind you–the cycling equivalent of a red tortoiseshell.
- Micro adjust dial allows you to increase or decrease the internal diameter of the cage
- Can be used either to adapt cage to take non-standard bottles or to secure bottles tightly over rough ground
- Perfect both for the Belgian cobbles and your potholed commute
- Fiberglass-reinforced resin construction