Velocity Bottle Trap
Back in the day, Velocity was well known for their bottle cages as well as their rims. The high quality alloy cages were made one at a time on one machine tucked away in a shed somewhere in Australia. As time wore on, the wheel business took more and more of the spotlight, and for reasons that I can’t quite recall (I heard the story after a few beers in Las Vegas) that old bottle cage machine was retired.
Fast forward to recent times and Velocity still makes bottle cages in Australia, only now they’re composite. The new ones are inexpensive and light weight—they weigh just 29 grams. And they stack nicely for shipping and storage, which is a boon to bike shops and bodes well for the environment.
Not surprisingly, given Velocity’s track record, the cage works well. Perhaps the only criticism I can level against it is that unlike most bottle cages, the Velocity Bottle Trap doesn’t stretch to accept larger bottles, nor does it handle smaller than average bottles well.