GT Corsa Bottle Cage  £10.99

8/10

A smart looking bit of finishing kit for your GT bike, or any other for that matter

Weight 47g   Contact  www.gtbicycles.com

by Stuart Kerton   October 14, 2013  

GT Corsa Bottle Cage

There are normally three material options when it comes to bottle cages, plastic, carbon fibre or aluminium and it's the latter that GT have chosen for their Corsa cage, 6061-T5 to be precise.

It's a one-piece design, pressed into shape which should mean no weaknesses anywhere or welds to fail over time.

The curved 'arms' provide a good tight fit on both 500 or 750ml bottles and although tight to begin with, making getting your bottle in and out a touch fiddly, they soon relax. They still provide plenty of compression to stop your bottle jettisoning off down the road though. The outer edges are rolled which makes lining your bottle up pretty easy too.

A weight of 47g is about right for an aluminium cage and there are four colour options, black, white, red and silver, all finished in a high gloss paint.

To allow for slight tolerances in frame boss position the bottom fixing hole is actually slotted giving 2mm or so of flexibility.

Priced at £10.99 the Corsa is a decent level bottle cage which thanks to the gloss finish looks more expensive than it really is. The fit on the bottle is good once things have eased and I was that confident in it I even risked sticking a bottle of wine in there for a 5 mile trip back from the shops.

Verdict

A smart looking bit of finishing kit for your GT bike, or any other for that matter.

road.cc test report

Make and model: GT Corsa Bottle Cage

Size tested: Black

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The Corsa is a rolled cage which uses the compression of the material to provide a grip on the bottle. It works well too.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

*Rolled edge for easy entry & removal of bottle

*One piece lightweight 6061-T5 aluminium

*Press-molding technology

*Weight: 47g

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

It did a good job, a thing piece of alloy that can comfortably hold on to a 750ml bottle of wine is impressive.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The looks.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The GT logos might put non GT riders off.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: Ribble Winter Trainer for commuting, Genesis Flyer  My best bike is: Sarto Rovigo

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

 

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Good looking product at a sensible price, where can I get two?
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Endorphines going up and adrenaline going down, who needs drugs?

posted by banzicyclist2 [149 posts]
14th October 2013 - 10:35

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I'm guessing it was a Bordeaux style bottle of wine?

My eyes prefer Celeste, my bum prefers titanium.

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posted by Jack Osbourne snr [260 posts]
14th October 2013 - 10:53

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How does the finish last? Seems for some reason it might start rubbing off and onto bottles?

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14th October 2013 - 20:58

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