What am I doing wrong? Last year I bought a Profile Design RML saddle-mount rack that holds 2 water bottles. On a ride earlier this summer, one of my Profile Design bottles popped straight out of its cage going through a busy intersection… maybe it was just a big bump, I thought. Then it happened again. On my August long ride, my bottles were repeatedly ejecting and I eventually gave up and stowed them in my backpack. I wondered if the cages would work better with short bottles than with the long ones that I favor, but somewhere between mile 15 and mile 25 of my century this past Saturday, both short bottles took leave of their cages and set out on a new adventure of their own.
At this point I really can’t continue using the RML unless I can figure out how to make bottles stay in it. I don’t like the littering I’m unwittingly doing when I don’t notice the bottles going overboard, I can’t afford to keep replacing my bottles, and this past Saturday it seriously messed up my hydration strategy. Has anybody had similar experiences/know of a good solution?