SILCA adds Cerakote and launches its first ceramic coated product, a black Cerakote SICURO Titanium bottle cage. The SICURO Titanium is the classic Ti bottle cage re-engineered and is made from ultra-lightweight aerospace-grade titanium tubing. These cages feature updated longer slotted eyelets that allow the cage greater extension in the fore-aft positioning, to account for differences in mounting locations from frame to frame, enabling riders to place cages precisely where they want them.
Adding to the charm and durability, SILCA has been able to custom Cerakote their titanium line-up. Cerakote is the world's leading high performance ceramic coating for use in aerospace, military, and biomedical applications. At only 1 micron thick, Cerakote high performance ceramic coating increases abrasion resistance by more than 100 times while increasing corrosion resistance more than 1000 times over traditional metal finishes and paint coatings.
Cerakote even improves fatigue resistance by eliminating the possibility of surface scratching or notching which can lead to stress cracking over time. For the SILCA Sicuro Titanium cage, Cerakote Ceramic coatings offer 100% color fastness, and will not show wear through even after 10,000 bottle insertion and removal cycles. In addition, Cerakote protects the surface of the water bottle itself, giving it a longer life.
Not only will this process increase the colour options for the bottle cages, but the ceramic coating also adheres permanently to the titanium surface making it virtually indestructible. The coating has superior anti-abrasion quality, improving the longevity of the colour, plus exponentially increasing titanium integrity.
In our quest to create the ultimate bottle cage, we found ourselves completely fascinated by the look, feel, and durability of tubular titanium construction. This combination of design characteristics produces a cage that has better retention on gravel and harsh surfaces; plus it has proven a superior design when mounted on the underside of the down tube, which is common in adventure riding and touring. The Cerakote only adds to this philosophy by strengthening the bottle cage. So, while classic in appearance, these bottle cages are as complex and high tech as it gets.
SILCA’s Cerakote Titanium Bottle Cage is now available on their website silca.cc
SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi outside of Milan, Italy and was well-known for the first company to put gauges on pumps, the first to produce a true ‘high-pressure’ frame pump and the first to work with revolutionary lightweight material plastic after the end of WWII, and later the first to bring CO2 to roadside inflation. Today SILCA is located in Indianapolis, IN where it continues to build iconic products that utilize the finest materials and craftsmanship available while pushing technological boundaries by leveraging the most modern engineering and manufacturing practices and materials.