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I think that's a generic chinese bottle holder cage with the word "Bontrager" printed on it. The price alone implies its not "authentic". Any cage that employs friction as a retaining mechanism will scratch up bottles/bidons after a while. limit the scratching, using a layer around the bottle (a clean sock soaked in water used to be a pro thing to ...


You don't have to buy new bottles every time they look scratched -- they're still perfectly functional as water bottles. Depending on cage design, you may find that plastic or carbon fiber cages don't scratch bottles as much (but you have essentially some light paint on a water bottle, and if you rub it enough with any bottle cage it will eventually come ...


Sorry, like anything else in this world, it will wear away over time. Budget for new bottles every four months and you will be shiny.

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