The Blackburn Wayside Entry Cage is designed to facilitate ease when inserting and extracting water bottles in frames with minimal clearance. The cage was created in response to current frame design trends, which offer massive amounts of stand over, but leave minimal space left for water bottles.
Designed as two piece system, the Wayside can be installed so the bottle can be removed from either the left or right side.
- Standard 65mm center to center hole spacing.
- Two mounting bolts included.
- Available in 5 color combos
- Length: 140mm/5.51in
- Width: 87mm/3.43in
- Height: 87mm/3.43
- Weight: 45 Grams
- Lifetime warranty
Installation of the Wayside cage is quickly accomplished and the cage includes mounting hardwear in case you need it.
On the trail
There was a time I’d avoid resin cages, since the bottle would inevitably be ejected and left somewhere miles back on the trail. Blackburn claims the cages are vigorously tested, and to date I’ve found bottles are held securely, living up to the promise.
I’ve been running the Wayside Entry cage on our Evil Following Project build, and its been a great match for the frame. Most my bottles are already marred from other cages, so I’m planning to pick up a new one so I can test it to see if it marks them as bad as other cage.
Because it’s a snug fit, it does take a bit more effort to remove a bottle while riding. I’ll take security and peace of mind over ease of removal any time, and since I tend to do my water drinking during breaks it isn’t an issue. Putting a bottle back in is much easier as the angle of the cage helps guide it.
If you run bottle cages on dual suspension bikes, we recommend checking the Wayside out; I’m planning to add one to my Santa Cruz Nomad as well.