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First look: Elite Vico bottle cage

12 Apr 2017
Verdict:

A lightweight carbon bottle cage that's impressively affordable for what you get

Price: 
£24.99

Elite’s new Vico cage is based upon the venerable Custom Race, a cage used by more race winners on the WorldTour than any other cage in the past decade, according to distributor Madison.

The winged design is similar but where the Custom Race is fibreglass-infused resin, the Vico is injection-moulded carbon, meaning the final 20g weight is half that of the Custom Race.

The weight isn’t the only thing that’s low – there aren’t many carbon cages on the market that cost less than £25.

Bottle cages are essential accessories to any bike, so to be able to save both weight and money on something you'd be hard pushed to ride without is a huge bonus.

Of course, that weight saving can be wiped out by carrying two full 750ml bidons, but carrying the right amount of fluid to keep you riding is key. Especially as the weather starts to get warmer.

Verdict: A lightweight carbon bottle cage that's impressively affordable for what you get.

£24.99, madison.co.uk

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