I bought two Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for my Giant Advanced SLR frame. I have difficulties installing the vertical bottle cage, as the front derailleur mount blockes the space for the bottle cage screws...(as shown in the picture) How to fix this issue?

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I guess you have three options:

  1. Install some kind of spacer below the bottle cage (a few thick washers would probably do it)
  2. Cut away part of the bottle cage (if possible).
  3. Get a bottle cage which doesn’t have this continuous stay from one hole to the other.

As for the spacers: Some mini pumps (e.g. Lezyne Road Drive) come with a bottle cage mount which would act as a spacer.

  • I have had success using option 2 in the past. Just make sure that there is no interference from the protruding front derailleur mount with the bidon/bottle when done. If you really like THAT cage, then it is worth a shot if it will not have that interference.
    – Ted Hohl
    Jun 25, 2022 at 9:35

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