Fabric is a bicycle accessories manufacturer specializing in saddles, lights, bottles, pumps, tools, tapes and grips. Fabric as a brand is known for technical innovation on their products to give the rider a well-designed accessory to enhance their cycling experience. We got the opportunity to test out Fabric’s premium Cageless and insulated 525ml sipper bottle and here is what we thought.
This Fabric insulated cycling bottle is unique because of its innovative Cageless technology. Installation of this bottle involves a few steps and an Allen key. Two polyurethane studs are fitted on to the bicycle’s frame eyelets for a cage. You need to remove the screws on the frame and fit the Fabric studs on to them. A standard screw goes inside a rubber stud which helps them get screwed on to the eyelets. These studs require a size 3 Allen key to tighten them. Make sure to not over tighten them as the studs aren’t made from the strongest of materials. These studs once secure gets slotted into the bottle's moulded mounts, keeping it secure over even the most challenging of terrains.
The water bottle which I tested was 525ml and had a squeezable body which helps get water out easily when riding. The cage-less mounting system has a triangular shape to it and is colour coded to the bottle’s lid. The cage-less mounting system is not the easiest at first to slot back when riding but will become easy after a few rides.
The foil wrapped core insulation is a major addition to this bottle. This helps maintain the temperature of the liquid inside. The insulation works the best with cold water which was found during the testing of this product.
This Cageless bottle from Fabric is the premium edition as it features an insulated foil wrapped core to keep the liquid’s temperature in control. The mount screws were easy to install on the bicycle frame and required an Allen key to tighten it. Priced at Rs.1,495 the Fabric Cageless Insulated 525ML Black/Red is an aesthetic and useful accessory to buy for your bicycle.