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Where can I buy a Alero MO-BO ?

Old 06-28-22, 05:01 PM
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Where can I buy a Alero MO-BO ?

I want to mount a water bottle behind the saddle of my Cervelo R5.
All of the mounts I've found will not work on a Carbon framed saddle.
Oh it gets better, and my seatpost is not round.

The bike shipped with one of these below .... It replaces the rear saddle clamp and has a GoPro type knuckle for a camera or light.


Ideal solution is to hang the Alero MO-BO (see below) off the rear. But I can't find them for sale anywhere??

Anybody know where I can get one or it's equivalent??

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It gave me a warning to get to that website. I haven't seen anything that mounts oddly like that what saddle do you have? You might consider if possible getting a metal railed version of it, the weight is not an issue because you are adding a heavy mount with a bottle cage which is going to weigh a least a pound so a little saddle weight so you can mount normal triathlon bottle cage mounts would make more sense.
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Security Cert on that site is expired... weird.

Carbon railed saddle is by Astute and sadly discontinued. I find it extremely comfy and purchased several of these while cheap on clearance.
Want one now... ebay & $500+ so I'm not changing any time soon.

The "odd mount" is not a function of the saddle, but an accessory mount that came as part of the seat post saddle clamp.
The mount is a standard GoPro mount and also used for some tail lights.

I believe this addition will add ~3oz to the bike (including the carbon bottle cage) and removal/replacement in under 20 seconds.
So my proposed setup makes a lot of sense to me.

I really wanted the MO-BO but I have found what I hope is a second best option.
If it turns out to be compatible I'll follow up soon.

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So after careful consideration I decided not to go in the original direction.

The Cervelo supplied Saddle clamp accessory mount pictured above place the retaining bolt directly inline with the saddle rails.
I was unable to install, remove or tighten the bolt without moving the saddle fully rearward.

Given that this additional (third) water bottle cage is only required from time to time I mounted it a totally different way.
Better yet, the TOTAL WEIGHT added to the bike 37grams, yes... 1.3oz.
That is a 25gram carbon bottle cage, plastic hardware & 3 zipties.... done.

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I was sure the end result would be Velcro, probably a trouser cuff strap. I guess zip ties are pretty close. I’ve heard them called “millennial duct tape”
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
I was sure the end result would be Velcro, probably a trouser cuff strap. I guess zip ties are pretty close. I’ve heard them called “millennial duct tape”
You say that like it's a bad thing!
I get some credit....I avoided Duct tape !!!
Though, I did use Self fusing silicon tape to stop it creaking!
That tape is awesome, Sticks like _ _ _ _ to a blanket, but only to itself, and comes away clean.
It's my go to stuff for bar tape finishing.

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