Bike luggage & strap maker Restrap just dropped a new water bottle design that gets rid of the cage and secures the bidon to your bike frame with magnets. We’ve worked with the easy-to-use and surprisingly secure magnetic closures & latches from Restrap on their camera straps and bikepacking bags, and now they have adapted them to work with a special water bottle for easy access in frames that might otherwise be restricted for space. Whether it is due to frame or suspension design constraints or the use of frame bags for travel by bike, the new Mag Bottle makes it easy to slide another bottle onto your bike…


Restrap’s Mag Bottle attaches to your bike via a strong magnetic bracket that bolts onto the standard bottle cage bolts on your frame or fork. While the bottle itself has markings that indicate one side as ‘UP’, it looks like the bracket that mounts to the bike is symmetric and offset, so you may have the option to position it so that the bottle can move either up or down from the bottle bosses depending on your frame’s clearances.

To operate the Mag mount, the strong magnets glide the bottle into place and snap it onto the mount when you get it close to the bracket (in the same manner as the function of their other magnetic clasps, from the look of things.) To remove the bottle, simply twist it to release the clasps and that’s it. The 600ml clear smoke colored bottle sells for £29 including the magnetic bracket integrated onto the bottle and the bracket with the posts that you bolt to the frame.

Restrap.co.uk

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RJP
RJP
5 years ago

Looks like Restrap forgot about all us lefties. Only a right-handed version available? Or can the bottle piece be flipped?

Wen Yen Mai
5 years ago
Reply to  RJP

just received today… and yes, the bottle piece can be flipped ,

Gillis
Gillis
5 years ago

But how does it work?

Allan
Allan
5 years ago
Reply to  Gillis

I see what you did there =D

brettrobinson
5 years ago
Reply to  Gillis

heheheh

Allan
Allan
5 years ago

I’m surprised no one has thought of this before. My only question is how much space does this really save? Based on the GIF above, the bottle still sticks outward from the frame somewhat, so it’s not really saving a ton of space vs cage. Cage or not, the bottle is the restricting factor, as it has to fit into the space provided, so unless the space saved is significant, it doesn’t seem like cage or magnet will make much difference. Also, what’s the weight, it has to be significantly more than even a cheap plastic or alu cage? The bottle or spigot will wear out much faster than the bracket, and you have to buy a new setup every time you need a new bottle?

RyaA
5 years ago
Reply to  Allan

I’m thinking the point is that you can pull it out from the side or rear instead of over the top where, presumably, your frame bag is located.

Allan
Allan
5 years ago
Reply to  RyaA

Ah yes, good point.

Tim
Tim
5 years ago
Reply to  Allan

http://vincero-design.com/
It has been and their version is lower profile and most likely lighter. It does require space to slide the bottle up slightly which this mount does not so I guess this one would be better for some bikes/situations.

DRC
DRC
5 years ago

What exactly is the point? Why not super simple like two screws with rare-earth magnets attached, then a bottle with two spots of steel attached to it. This Restrap setup looks heavy and bulky.

Eric
Eric
5 years ago
Reply to  DRC

wouldn’t be strong enough to hold a bottle

JD
JD
5 years ago

Here take my water bottle OH WAIT.

Lech
Lech
5 years ago

I bought one last week… You take it out by turning it to the right not pulling upwards (helps when you have frame bag like in the picture).
Magnets are strong and bottle snaps back easily!

MsC
MsC
5 years ago
Reply to  Lech

Can the bracket be mounted upside down, so it’s suitable for left-handed riders, or in case right-handed people you want to mount it to the seat tube and still take out the bottle from the right side?

Wen Yen Mai
5 years ago
Reply to  MsC

Today just got the bottle, you can change the rotating direction (clockwise / counterclockwise) by rotating the mounting bracket on the back of the bottle.

Wen Yen Mai
5 years ago
Reply to  Wen Yen Mai

I’ve tried this morning …it only have One direction -clockwise !

Ruadhrigh
Ruadhrigh
5 years ago

Not a new concept, but the pricing is better.
http://vincero-design.com/product-category/systems/

the biz
the biz
5 years ago

why yes, this is the locking magnetic system I use to hold the dirty $5 plastic thing I drink out of

Jack Taylor
Jack Taylor
5 years ago

Hm… sort of seems like a solution in search of a problem to me. Like, how hard is it to remove/replace a bidon in a cage? Also seems like it might be heavier, and make the bidon itself less versatile.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

I could see this being good for warming up in cyclocross. Then you wouldn’t have a bulky cage in the frame when you shoulder the bike during the race.

tkos
tkos
5 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Of course that is what back pockets are for.

dontcoast
dontcoast
5 years ago
Reply to  tkos

Jersey works for me because I race CX in a regular jersey. However keep in mind most CX nuts race in skin suits.

Edrmk
Edrmk
5 years ago

Its had 1000 miles of testing on road and MTB and its advantage is when you have a frame bag because it twists out of the magnetic section fitted to the frame . The magnets are very strong.