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Giant Airway Dual Side Bottle Cage



Easy-to-use side-loading cage that keeps your bottle in situ securely
Easy to reverse
Left and right-handed positions
Holds bottles securely
Only available in black

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The Giant Airway Dual Side Bottle Cage is a cost-effective solution for small frames or those with limited clearance. It can be rotated to suit left or right-handed entry and holds your bottle tight and secure.

The Airway is a side-loading bottle cage, making it ideal for small frames which might not have the room to accept a large bottle in a standard top-loading cage. I've also found it useful on my gravel bike which uses varying sizes of frame bags.

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The nifty thing about the Giant cage is that the tab that holds the bottle in place at the bottom is removable, and you can place it at either end of the cage. This means you can get access to your bottle from either the left or right side of your bike.

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When it comes to bottle retention, I found the Airway to have good grip on a range of sizes and bottles from different brands. On rough gravel rides the bottle stayed put even at speed, so there are definitely no issues on the road.

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It doesn't hold the bottle too tightly though, so I still found it easy to remove and replace the bottle on the fly. The injected nylon material used is tough and hardwearing too.

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Priced at £12.99, the Airway is cheaper than the recently reviewed Bontrager Side Load at £14.99 and you can't rotate that one either. Topeak's Dualside is also £14.99.

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Overall, the Giant Airway does everything you'd expect a bottle cage to do and it does it well. The reversibility is a neat idea, and as long as you aren't wanting to colour code it with the other parts on your bike, it can't really be criticised.


Easy-to-use side-loading cage that keeps your bottle in situ securely test report

Make and model: Giant Airway Dual Side Bottle Cage

Size tested: Reversible

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?

Giant says, "The reversible Airway Dual Side Bottle Cage can be easily switched from right to left hand, making it ideal for smaller sized frames where the bottle mount can be hard to reach."

It's a neat design that works anywhere clearance is tight.

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Giant lists:

Reversible cage design for easy use from both the left and right-hand easily.

Highly flexible injected Nylon material

Ideal for smaller sized frames

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

You put your bottle in it easily, it holds it. Job done.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Good grip.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

You can have any colour you want as long as it's black.

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

It's cheaper by a few quid than the Topeak and Bontrager options mentioned in the review.

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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Great bottle retention for frames with limited clearance and it's well priced.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 42  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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Sriracha | 3 years ago

The Earthwell thermos bottle looks interesting. Is that up for review too?

Stu Kerton replied to Sriracha | 3 years ago
Sriracha wrote:

The Earthwell thermos bottle looks interesting. Is that up for review too?

No, the Earthwell bottle is mine. I bought it for carrying coffee on my gravel adventures a couple of weeks back.

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