Do you have a favorite way to carry a second water bottle on a Vado?

Mr. Max

Active Member
A year or so ago, when I bought my Vado 4, I was happy to see there were two places to attach water bottle cages. Sadly, at least on the medium size frame (like I have) there's not enough room to attach two water bottle cages. So the second bolt on location isn't functional for anything, at least that I can see? Last summer, I made do with one water bottle on long rides. This summer I want to figure out a good way to carry a second bottle. I thought I'd reach out to you smart folks and see how you've resolved carrying more than one water bottle on a Vado.

Thanks in advance!!
 

theemartymac

Well-Known Member
Are you into camelbaks? I have a camelbak in a slimline biking pack that I use for full day excursions. The secondary benefit of the camelbak is that it can be filled with plenty of ice cubes first, and stays cold just about all day.

https://www.camelbak.com/recreation/packs/bike/CB-1297.html?dwvar_CB-1297_color=Graphite Black

Alternately, try a double bottle adaptor that lets you mount 2 bottle cages on one set of pins.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/b-rad-double-bottle-cage-adapter

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Mr. Max

Active Member
I meant to say, other than Camelbacks. I hate that sweaty spot on my back on a hot day. That's a great idea! I had no idea about mounting two cages off of one spot. Thanks!!
 

PedalUma

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@tomjasz says "Lekkie has a frame mount component as well as ebikes.ca BTW, Bottle Bob is the brainchild of a great EBR member."
I have been using Topeak Versamounts to put a water bottle cage almost anywhere I want. Topeak also has Alt-Position Cage Mounts. You may be able to drop the cage and use a smaller bottle. I live in the hometown of Camelback and know about the wet spot first hand. Better to have a cage.