From the pedals to the bottle
27g is light for a water bottle cage -- and it's exactly what the Speedplay Nanogram Standard bottle cage weighs. But Speedplay wanted to go lighter, hence the introduction of the Nanogram Ultra Carbon Water Bottle Cage, tipping the scales at a scant 20 grams.
The shape of the Nanogram Ultra is the same as the Nanogram Standard. The difference is the lay-up of the carbon fiber and the thickness of the swoopy arm. The arm here is a bit thinner. While it is light and beautiful, there are a few limitations that come with the svelte shape; the cages won't work well with oversized bottles, with behind-the-saddle cage mounts, or on bikes going off-road. Big bottles are passe, of course, so for normal road usage (and standard sized bottles) you'll get nary a hassle with the Nanogram Ultra.
The Speedplay Nanogram Ultra Water Bottle Cage comes with a Speedplay water bottle and aluminum mounting bolts.
- Q & A
Would not recommend this product
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My frame is matte black so this cage looks awesome on my bike, but it is horrible for holding a water bottle. I use camelback water bottles and you really have to use some muscle to put it back in the cage which can be inconvenient while riding. I also did a longer ride with a lot of bumps and my bottle kept sliding out. I found myself pushing it back in often to avoid from sliding out of the cage completely. I regret paying so much for this cage from my LBS.
Please be careful
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
This is light 20g from what I measured, but if you do not place the bottle in to cages properly (not in the right vertical direction), the cage will crack like I did, now I decided to get rid of these. So buyer be aware.
Does it include the bottle? If not which...
Does it include the bottle? If not which one I should buy to fit into the cage?
The Speedplay Nanogram Ultra Water Bottle Cage comes with a Speedplay water bottle and aluminum mounting bolts. But the cage will hold any standard water bottle.