Bontrager RL Bottle Cage

 
4.0 stars
 (10 Reviews)
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Description

The RL cage provides the same secure bottle hold as the carbon RXL in a more economical, composite material, providing another great option in bottle retention and styling.


Key features

- Composite cages are super strong yet lightweight
- Suitable for road and mountain use
- Available in a wide variety of colors
- 38g

Consumer Reviews

 
4.0 stars

(10 reviews)

70% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to mount  (8)
  • Good grip  (8)
  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Durable  (6)
  • Good lip  (5)
  • Sexy 

Cons

  • Not cheap 
  • Poor quality 
  • Weak Material 
  • Poor Grip 

Best Uses

  • Bike commuting  (6)
  • Long rides  (6)
  • Short rides  (5)
  • Wet Weather  (2)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Nothing really 

 
1.0
Jul 31, 2016

Paint Chips off Instantly

Pros:
Good Grip
Cons:
Not Cheap, Poor Quality
Best Uses:
Nothing Really
It's unfortunate the paint is so utterly poor because otherwise, this is a great cage. Literally, the paint chipped off at every point of contact after 100km of riding.
by Jay from Ontario Canada

 
5.0
May 21, 2015

Light & looks great

Pros:
Good Grip, Good Lip, Easy To Mount, Lightweight, Sexy
Cons:
Best Uses:
Weighs nothing, looks amazing, mounted easy, holds bottle perfectly.
by Phil from New York

 
2.0
Sep 02, 2013

Work OK... not great... until they break

Pros:
Lightweight, Colorful
Cons:
Poor Grip, Weak Material
Best Uses:
Can't say I would recommend. Have had several and they suffer from two problems: 1. They just don't hold larger water bottles securely. 90 percent of the time fine, but when you hit that unforeseen bump or pothole the bottle can launch. 2. The plastic retention lip inevitably breaks off, at which point the cage won't hold the bottle at all and is effectively useless.
by Big sprinter from Denver, co

 
5.0
Jul 22, 2013

Good Buy

Pros:
Lightweight, Easy To Mount, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Short Rides, Long Rides, Wet Weather, Bike Commuting
Pretty good cage and value. If you are NOT a competitive cyclist or have money to burn this is the way to go. You wont notice the weight difference between this and carbon. If the lbs matters, fill water bottle to 3/4 or eat more fiber.
by Seattle G from Seattle, WA

 
5.0
Jun 03, 2013

Great, sleek, and sturdy.

Pros:
Easy To Mount, Good Lip, Durable, Lightweight, Good Grip
Cons:
Best Uses:
Bike Commuting, Long Rides, Short Rides
Purchased black one, saw the other review about it chipping and decided to balance the rating. I have had no problems whatsoever. I have used it daily for about 6 months and the cage is still brand new. One of the cheaper priced cages but I do not see a difference.
by minnichds from San Diego, CA

 
2.0
May 28, 2013

Paint begins to come off quickly

Pros:
Easy To Mount, Good Grip, Lightweight, Works
Cons:
Best Uses:
Works well...a function over form addition. If purchasing for vanity reasons, move on. In first weeks of use the red paint began giving away to reveal white nylon underneath. Perhaps white version would be better. I liked the matching color but if you want a clean look...not the way to go. That said, haven't dropped a bottle yet! I'll probably live with the minor disappointment.
by McBeth from SLC

 
5.0
Mar 19, 2010

Best cage for the $buck$

Pros:
Easy To Mount, Durable, Good Grip
Cons:
Best Uses:
Bike Commuting, Long Rides, Short Rides
Changed from an aluminum cage to this one. Better grip than metal; even holds odd shaped bottles. This was a far better investment than the $8 I spent on a generic aluminum cage, and looks cool too!
by The Hammer from Montgomery, IL

 
5.0
Sep 26, 2009

Don't waste your $$ on high priced cages

Pros:
Easy To Mount, Good Lip, Durable, Good Grip, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Bike Commuting, Short Rides, Long Rides, Racing
I own 2 pairs of these cage. My first pair I bought about 2 1/2 years ago and still using the same pair. I have never lost a bottle using these cage and I've been on some bumpy roads. I do road biking so I'm not sure how they would hold out for MTB. They are very light and looks cool on your bike. Don't waste your money on overated high priced carbon!
by BZEANCYLIST from San Diego, CA

 
5.0
Mar 28, 2009

Great Bottle Holder

Pros:
Good Grip, Lightweight, Durable, Easy To Mount, Good Lip
Cons:
Best Uses:
Bike Commuting, Long Rides
I think this is a great product. Works well with most water bottles, but does not work well with Clean Canteens available at [@]
by Michael from Cortland, Ohio

 
5.0
Feb 25, 2009

never noticed it

Pros:
Durable, Easy To Mount, Lightweight, Good Lip, Good Grip
Cons:
Best Uses:
Wet Weather, Long Rides, Racing, Bike Commuting, Short Rides
I've never had any problems...what more can you want than a cage that never gives you trouble? I'm not sure why you would ever fork out [$] for the carbon version...
by theShanks from Philadelphia, PA