Whatever the reason, if you want to mount a bottle cage to your saddle Birzman’s got you covered. Need two bottle cages? The Aeroman can do that as well. Aimed at the world of triathlon, the Aeroman is an adjustable bracket that will let you mount one or two bottle cages in a number of positions to better suit your needs.
Starting with a bracket that mounts to your saddle rails, the Aeroman is a 6061 aluminum bracket which can carry 2.5kg, and weighs 105g. In the single bottle position, the bottle cage mounts to the end of the bracket and can be angled in two different positions.
Or you can attach two bottle cages to the side of the mount which then allows you three different angles (including 90°) and the ability to attach accessories to the third bottle cage mount. While Birzman would certainly prefer you to use one of their cages like the new Uncage Carbon below, the Aeroman is compatible with any standard bottle cage. Available now, the Red Dot Design Award winning Aeroman base goes for $30 with bottle cages sold separately.
Speaking of bottle cages, the Birzman Uncage Carbon will allow left or right side entry depending on the model. Special attention was paid to the design of the cage to make replacing the bottle as easy as possible, and the carbon cage weighs 22g.
Joining the number of bolt on top tube bags, the new Birzman Belly Tri bag will attach with either velcro or bolts. Measuring 25 x 8.5 x 4cm, the bag includes internal organizer pockets for small items like gel packets and has a single zippered main compartment.
While tool rolls are nothing new, Birzman decided they didn’t like that open ended tool rolls let in water and dirt while you’re riding. So the new Feexroll is designed to roll up and seal the end of the pack that is subjected to spray from the back tire.
That gives the pack a sort of triangular shape with three large pouches for tools and tubes.
When you need to attach it to your saddle there is a velcro strap that has a clever snap which keeps the strap on the saddle rails for easier remounting.
More storage options are available in the Feexcase which is a bottle-shaped zippered pouch that will stash in your bottle cage. Inside there are two separate compartments with a second zipper and a few organizers.
On the tool side, Birzman has a few new additions including this 15mm combination wrench that has a ratcheting box end wrench on one side, and a ratcheting open end wrench on the other.
Birzman was also showing a new BB Socket Hollowtech II which is compatible with the Shimano BB Adapter installation tools (TL-FC24 and TL-FC25). It also works with the 16 notch Centerlock disc rotor lock rings for thru axle hubs.
To go along with that, there’s a new machined aluminum Crank Arm Cap Tool II which is compatible with either Shimano Hollowtech II 8-notch caps on one side, or SRAM, Raceface, or other 16mm hex caps on the other. A 6mm hex hole in the middle provides extra leverage if needed.
Lastly, Birzman is joining other manufacturers with their BB Socket for BSA30 or BB386 bottom bracket cups. The tool is machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and has a 1/2″ drive.