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Supacaz Fly Cage Ano



Looks great, and absolutely no fears about losing your bottle whatever the terrain

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Despite its slender appearance, the Supacaz Fly Cage Ano is surprisingly sturdy and grips your bottle firmly no matter how bumpy the ride.

  • Pros: Impressive grip, huge array of colours
  • Cons: Bottle can be a little difficult to fit and remove quickly

Bottle cages cover a massive range of prices from a few quid to the best part of £100; as long as it stops your drink hurtling off down the road or trail is it worth paying more? Well, in my eyes, yes.

The minimalistic design of the Fly looks great and being available in a huge number of anodised colours means that you should be able to find one to match your bike's theme.

It's only 22g, too, so no worries about weight.

It's made from a single piece of aluminium alloy, and after being formed into shape it is amazing how little flex there is in what Supacaz calls its 'Locktight Wings'.

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Once inserted, your bottle is gripped firmly and whether full or empty it isn't going anywhere. I've used it on both road and gravel rides and the bottle has stayed put up against the stop at the bottom of the cage.

The only downside to this super-secure retention is that it can take quite a push to open up the cage with your bottle when you've finished drinking, especially if you want it to get done quickly or when bouncing around off-road.

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Fitting the cage to the bike is easy using the pre-drilled holes, and should the tolerances not quite match up the bottom hole is elongated to allow a bit of adjustment.

Value-wise, at £16.99 it is in the same ball park as the Vel T5 SL Alloy Cage and they are similar weights too.

Against a carbon fibre cage, like the Vel SL 0 that I've been using since testing it last year, the performance is just as good. The weight is within 2g but the Supacaz is nearly £30 cheaper.

On the whole, the Fly Cage Ano does the job and looks the business.

And if you want something really bling, Supacaz offers the Fly in its multi-coloured Oil Slick option. It weighs the same but costs a rather less appealing £39.99.

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Looks great, and absolutely no fears about losing your bottle whatever the terrain test report

Make and model: Supacaz Fly Cage Ano

Size tested: n/a

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?

Supacaz says, "The Supacaz Fly Bottle Cage has an anodised aluminium construction making it super tough and providing smart aesthetics. Lock-tight wings keep your bottle secure over even the bumpiest trails."

It certainly has a firm grip on your bottle.

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

Supacaz lists:

100% anodised aluminium

Lock-tight wings

Laser etched logo

Road/MTB approved

High-end yet durable

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

It keeps hold of your bottle regardless of the conditions.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Loads of smart looking colour options.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing really stands out to dislike, although its prowess at gripping the bottle can make it quite hard to get the bottle back into the cage at speed.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

For a decent, lightweight alloy cage it's about the right money.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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It's very good: it does everything a bottle cage needs to do and looks great as well.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I've been riding for: Over 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

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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ktache | 4 years ago

I must ask, why replace a perfectly good bottle?  I will use mine until they die.  Only ever water.  They look properly scruffy, but they function perfectly.  Camelback too, and they make some comments about not using certain plasticizers, I think.

EddyBerckx | 5 years ago

Most important point ABOUT ANY BOTTLE CAGE!!! - does it scratch your bottle to fuck so they look tatty and crap after a few rides?????


Cos that pisses me off no end...


(especially regarding camelback bottles - by far the best but more expensive than the usual ones)

ChainedToTheWheel replied to EddyBerckx | 5 years ago
StoopidUserName wrote:

does it scratch your bottle to fuck so they look tatty and crap after a few rides

Surely that is a function of how crap the paint used on the bottle is? I've got an el-cheapo bottle that I use often because it matches the frame colours and it looks, if not quite good as new, a damn sight better than some more expensive bottles that look like they've been taken to by a mountain lion.

KoenM replied to EddyBerckx | 4 years ago
StoopidUserName wrote:

Most important point ABOUT ANY BOTTLE CAGE!!! - does it scratch your bottle to fuck so they look tatty and crap after a few rides?????


Cos that pisses me off no end...


(especially regarding camelback bottles - by far the best but more expensive than the usual ones)

Who cares about a scratch on your waterbottle, U shouldn't use a plastic waterbottle for ever they aren't really made for that! I replace my waterbottles about once a year, except for my thermobottles those I only use a few times a year so those last forever!

seaain.gray replied to KoenM | 3 years ago

Who cares about a scratch on your waterbottle

You response is kinda NPD,  isn't it?  

seaain.gray replied to EddyBerckx | 3 years ago
EddyBerckx wrote:

does it scratch your bottle ... after a few rides?????

(especially regarding camelback bottles)

No they do not.  I had the same concern as I use Podium Chill.  They are expensive and I do not think a relatively expensive cage should damage your bottle no matter what you choose to use (assuming standard size). This cage seems very smooth.  After several rides now, no damage.  Also, the review talks about it being perhaps a little too snug.  Not my experience. 

Kindly, Seaain

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