The Fidlock-system perfectly combines the advantages of magnetic- and snap-lock systems. Just by placing the bottle close to the frame-mounted bracket, the bottle will basically get sucked in by the holder. A loud clicking noise tells us the bottle is now safely locked in place. The system also seems to withstand rougher terrain and small jumps. The bottle can easily be removed with a twisting motion and put back in place simply by using the bracket’s magnetic attraction, even while riding.


Fidlock have been making magnetic accessories like magnetic buckles for helmet straps and magnetic clasps for other items for a little while now. The technology has allowed them to explore what’s possible for carrying items on the bike.

As someone who has had a frame that doesn’t work with a normal sized bottle cage and bottle, I gained interest in the Fidlock products. I don’t always enjoy riding with a pack, and I often want to take more water with me than my fanny pack allows.


Fidlock's most popular product is its magnetic buckle system. I have been using a Leatt DBX helmet with a Fidlock chin-strap buckle and can report that it is a better solution than the industry-standard bayonet clasp in all respects. Fidlock's "Bottle Twist" water bottle system cleverly applies their magnetic latching concept to make it easier and more intuitive to remove and replace a frame-mounted water bottle.

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Fidlock has seemingly cracked the code on cageless bottle security, there are the usual advantages to the format in general. For travel bikes, the low-profile base makes it easier to stuff an S&S or Ritchey Breakaway bike into an airline-legal case. And for cyclocross, it means you can have a bottle at the ready for training rides or warm-up laps, but then quickly ditch it without having to worry that an empty cage will snag your jersey. Trail riders on full-suspension bikes with limited clearance may find that the Twist allows them to carry more water than usual, too.