Zipp SL-Speed carbon bottle cage review

The no thrills Zipp SL-Speed carbon bottle cage does its job well, but it still is over priced.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Other than the price, which is OTT, we’d say it was perfect, but then it should be.

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If a bottle cage does its job well it becomes somewhat unremarkable and forgettable — in a good way, you understand.

And that’s exactly the case with the SL-Speed. With no foibles to fitting, or use, it holds a full 750ml bottle without difficulty or even noise, the bottle fit is snug but not too tight, and it does everything just as you’d want.

At under 20g it’s super-light, and without a bottle it’s nicely minimal so shouldn’t contribute to drag.

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