Apidura’s Innovation Lab has its first-ever hardware component with a simple new Bottle Cage Adapter meant to ease adventure bike setup. Developed both to help lower water bottles for improved fit under bikepacking bags, but also to add 3-bolt Anything Cage compatibility to almost any bike with standard bottle bosses, the Apidura adapter may help you fit more gear on your bike…
Apidura Innovation Lab 2-to-3-bolt Bottle Cage Adapter
Adaptable mounting brackets and bottle cage adaptors are super helpful for adventure riders looking to stuff more gear inside their frame, especially when paired with partial frame bags that fill much of your front triangle. And cage adapters aren’t especially new, we’ve seen Wolf Tooth’s great B-Rad system for years. But curiously, the simple 2-bolt to 3-bolt adaptor never made it to the WTC line-up, so Apidura’s Innovation Lab decided to create their own.
The Apidura Bottle Cage Adapter does add about 4-5mm of stack height between your frame and cage, but allows for 55mm of up & down adjustment which should help fit more bottles, or bigger bottles into tight spaces. That could likely be a help both for cyclists with bikepacking bags, as well as other constrained situations like extra small frames or even full-suspension mountain bikes.
The simple adapter is CNC-machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, anodized black, and weighs a claimed 22g. At 140mm overall it has 3-pack compatible spacing – each spaced 64mm apart – so you can mount a Salsa-style Anything Cage or a standard bottle cage in either the upper or lower position.
Apidura Cage Adaptor – Pricing & availability
So far, the new £21 / $23 / 24€ Bottle Cage Adapter is the first and only piece of hardware to come out of Apidura’s Innovation Lab.
Each mount includes three 7mm long M5 stainless steel bolts needed for installation, so the bolts don’t stick through the mount to damage your frame. Standard head bolts should fit for installing the adapter to your frame, but some flat button-head bolts may not fit inside the recesses.
Whether you need to squeeze an extra bottle into your frame or bolt-on ab Anything cage, the simple adapters are available now direct from Apidura or through their partner retailers.