Silca introduce scratch-proof titanium bottle cage

Cerakote ceramic finish adds a bombproof layer to the brand's popular Sicuro bottle cage

silca sicuro bottle cage
(Image credit: Silca)

A bottle cage has one job. But as straightforward as securing a bidon may seem, it’s an accessory that takes a fair beating. Hundreds, even thousands, of bottle insertions exert a toll, often leaving the cage scratched, fatigued and looking a little worse for wear. With this in mind Silca has looked to create the best bottle cage out there, via a Cerakote edition of its heralded Sicuro titanium bottle cage.

The model features the same aesthetically pleasing curves of the original, achieved through a combination of seamless titanium tubing that’s hand bent and laser welded in the company’s Indianapolis factory. The difference here is in the coating that gives the cage its stealthy black finish (there’s also a copper finish available if black isn’t your thing). Painted titanium cages don’t work, losing their colour quickly. So to create a black cage that will pair perfectly with, say, a black carbon bike frame, Silca has turned to Cerakote. 

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.