Topeak Ninja Master+ Cage Z bottle cage review

An innovative bottle cage that can do a lot more than just hold bottles

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Topeak Ninja Master+ Cage Z possibly hits the sweet spot for this type of plastic cage with a modern aesthetic, as long as you like matt black. As 'just' a bottle cage it works well and represents good value for money at £7.99 RRP, but it also offers extra versatility thanks to its ability to carry essential tools discretely.

Reasons to buy
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    Medium-light clamping of the bottle

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    Versatile with the tool accessories

Reasons to avoid
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    “Any colour you like as long as it’s matt black…”

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"Topeak Ninja Master+ Cage Z" is a bit of a mouthful of a name for this versatile bottle cage. However, like its oriental warrior namesake, stealth, deception and surprise are part of its arsenal. This is because you are able to add on a whole range of tools (from Topeak's Ninja system, available separately) freeing up your back pocket, saddlepack or stash bottle. By changing the foot of the cage you can add a whole range of Ninja tool accessories should you wish to. I will return to this shortly but first a look at ‘just’ the cage. 

Topeak Ninja Master+ Cage Z: construction

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Over 40 years cycling in a variety of disciplines including road riding, commuting, a self-supported Land's End to John o' Groats trip, XC mountain biking and several Polaris Challenge two-day events. Adventure, escape and fun are the motivations for my riding. I also love bike and kit design and have fillet brazed a couple of framesets using Reynolds 853 steel tubing for myself. A very satisfying experience to ride your own bespoke bike!

Height: 180cm

Weight: 66kg