Just in Time for Summer! Attaching a Bottle Cage to the Helmz H10

bottle cage on the helmz h10

What you will be needing to attach a bottle cage to the HELMZ H10

How to attach a bottle cage to the Helmz H10 without messing up its design

The temperature in Tokyo is now in the 30’s (celsius) and I just had to get a bottle cage for my bike (HELMZ H10).

The HELMZ H10 doesn’t have any holes on its frame where you could attach a bottle cage.

helmz h10

That isn’t much of an issue because you can get an adapter that lets you do just that.

The main issue is where on the bike to attach the bottle cage so you don’t mess up the design of the bike!

After debating for a while, I decided to go with under the saddle.

Lets get to work!

 

The parts that you will need: Bottle cage holder + bottle cage

bottle cage and bottle cage holder

You’ll need a bottle cage holder to attach the bottle cage to the saddle.

I got the MINOURA SBH-80 Bottle cage holder on Amazon.

All the screws that you will be needing to attach the bottle cage holder to the saddle and the bottle cage to the holder are included.

bottle cage holder and bottle cage attached

As for the bottle cage, I got the Bontrager RL Cage.

I actually tried out a bunch of bottle cages at Y’S Road before settling on this one.

The 2 reasons why I decided to go with the Bontrager RL Cage are:

  • design and color
  • had a good hold on plastic bottles

The matte coloring seemed like a good match for the HELMZ H10.

Also, out of the plastic bottle cages that I tried out, this one held plastic bottles the best.

This was critical for me because I knew for sure that I’ll be buying most of my drinks at convenience stores.

bottle cage with plastic bottle

I also got myself a Polar Bottle! (which is supposed to keep drinks cool)

bottle cage with polar bottle

 

Attaching a bottle cage holder and bottle cage to the HELMZ H10

bottle cage holder on the helmz h10

Super easy!

First, you attach the bottle cage holder to the saddle.

After that, you attach the bottle cage to the holder and you’re all done.

As noted above, all the screws that you’ll be needing come with the bottle cage holder.

A hex wrench is the only tool that you will need.

I used my TOPEAK Mini 6 to get the job done.

 

Impressions

Helmz H10 bottle cage

This is now going to make my summer rides so much better!

The only downside of attaching a bottle cage under the saddle is that I can no longer use my saddle bag.

It’s not causing any hassles at the moment; I detached the saddle bag from my bike anyway after my KNOG lights were stolen.

Nonetheless, it is a pity because I liked that saddle bag.

helmz h10 at arcteryx ginza

 

Parts and tools that I used in this mod:

 

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