Dawn To Dusk Launches Bottle Cage Ecosystem

An immersive and collaborative approach to storage on bikes.

Dawn To Dusk, a hydration and repair storage accessory company specifically designing for gravel and mountain bikes, launched the world’s first bottle cage ecosystem revolutionizing the way riders carry hydration, prevent dehydration, and allow riders to explore longer.

“The bottle cage is a vital part of the riding experience that most riders pay little attention to until they lose their bottle during critical moments of a race or an adventure, and then have to stop and look for it,” explained Craig Turner, Founder and Chief Engineer at Dawn To Dusk. “Although the concept of the bottle cage is not new, ironically there have not been any major advancements in its technology, and most traditional bottle cages still fail at its core function – retaining a bottle from launching. With gravel riding on the rise, we believe riders need a radically different type of cage.”

Rather than develop “another” cage, Dawn To Dusk took a different approach and designed a system of cages where the right cage, in the right place, and the right type of terrain come together and collectively prevent bottles from launching. They call it the Cage Ecosystem. The core idea around Dawn To Dusk’s Cage Ecosystem is interconnection – every cage has a purpose and a role to play.

“In essence, we’ve redefined the bottle cage,” explained Candice Turner, Dawn To Dusk CEO. ”All of our cages are meticulously designed for easy access when you want it, and maximum retention when you need it. The G-forces generated by the varying levels of terrain you may ride designates the ideal cage location on the frame – avoiding accidental pop-outs.”

Dawn To Dusk’s Cages are ranked by grip force, from 6 to 14 lbs, and segmented into two series: Sideburn and Kaptive. The Sideburn series features side access cages with 6 and 8 lbs of Grip Force, while the Kaptive series is designed for straight-pull access and has an 8-14 lb Grip Force range.The Cage Ecosystem is expandable with Dawn To Dusk’s Bear Hug Mount which allows riders to place a cage anywhere on their bike when bosses are limited, or for those longer rides that require more hydration. The mount is low-profile and fits a wide variety of tube shapes, sizes, finishes, and does not mark the paint. In addition, Dawn To Dusk’s Cage Ecosystem integrates seamlessly with other Dawn To Dusk products like the Dirt Mask, an anti-dirt water bottle cap that provides full cap coverage against dirt, dust, and mud.

It’s a radical approach and the kind of innovative thinking that has allowed Dawn To Dusk’s sister company XLAB to shake up the triathlon industry for over 25 years with hydration and repair storage accessories, garnering over 30 World Championship titles.

To learn more about Dawn To Dusk and the Cage Ecosystem, please visit dawntodusk.bike.

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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