Silca (United States) - Press Release: In our quest to create the ultimate bottle cage, we found ourselves completely fascinated by the look, feel, durability, and non-bottle marking characteristics of tubular titanium construction. This combination of design characteristics produce a cage that has better retention on gravel and other harsh surfaces, and has proven to be the superior design when mounted on the underside of the down tube, so common in adventure riding and touring. While classic in appearance, this material and its manufacturing are as complex and high tech as it gets.
Each Sicuro Ti cage is hand-made at our Indianapolis, IN headquarters in the USA using custom manufacturing processes and a state of the art laser welder, the first of its kind in the bicycle industry. Made from ultra-lightweight aerospace-grade titanium tubing, these cages also feature unique slotted mounting eyelets which allow fore/aft adjustability to account for differences in mounting locations from frame to frame.
One of the most interesting learnings to out of the testing phase for this product was the effect that cage bolts had on both bottle retention as well as cage fatigue life. Each Sicuro Titanium bottle cage comes with two of our premium Titanium Mounting Bolts. Each bolt is machined complete in one operation from 6Al/4V Titanium on a Swiss Lathe. The low-profile flange head design of the bolt distributes load across nearly 3x more surface area than a cap screw and 2x the surface area of a button head for increased rigidity and lower stress.
Why create bottle cages using premium materials and aerospace technology? Sicuro Ti cages are part of our Ultimate product line which means we guarantee they’ll last for twenty-five years. We’re able to offer our Shield Warranty on this product because we’re confident that the 3-2.5 Titanium and precise laser welds used to create it will endure. After the bending and welding process, each cage is then polished by hand, sealed and finally stamped with the Silca shield on the base plate before being packaged and shipped to your door.
- Seamless 3-2.5 titanium tubing
- Extended adjustment mounting
- Low-profile 6-4 titanium mounting bolts (1.5 grams each)
- 29 grams w/o bolts