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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Ordered these on Saturday, arrived yesterday. So far weight savings is about 100g over my other cages and bottles(24oz). 1st ride went off without a hitch, no thrown bottles, very easy in and out of the cage mechanism, good quality bottles with nice valves although they don't spring back as quickly as I would like after drinking out of them. The magnets rattle a little bit when you hit a washboard section in the road, but besides being annoying this did not affect performance and the bottles were secure. The mount plus hardware was 18-20g and the bottles weighed in at 86g empty at 24 oz. I will post pics in a little while. All in all I didn't notice a difference between my old cages and these so I would count that as a positive. So if you are looking to save a little weight and have run out of ideas definitely give these a try. I do not work for Vincero nor have I received any compensation for this review. just sayin.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Nice clean look

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24 oz bottle thats 88 grams, damn flash.

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Cage + hardware

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My old cages + hardware

Very easy to mount but I did have to open up the bolt hole on the mount that goes on my downtube a little bit with a rasp so it would mount straight, basically just made the hole marginally bigger. No effect on performance.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:19 pm 
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The place that I could see these being really beneficial is on cx bikes. You can mount a 'cage' to ride warm up or training rides and then in the race it's not in your way. If it's a hot race and you want to carry a bottle, you can for a couple laps and then ditch it with no ill effects to you bike for portaging.

Otherwise, I think the proprietary bottle is a bit of a hinderance. Can't take a random feed in a race, can't use course support in a triathlon, etc.

For what it's worth, they're made in Colorado and the guy behind the company is a really nice guy. I'm going to try and pick up a couple of them from him at the Rocky Mountain Bicycle Festival in a week and a half...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:57 pm 
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I think these are geared more toward non competitive athletes anyway, I would not use them in a race as they would be a hindrance. For the weight weenie who does not race, it seems to me these are an affordable way to lose weight on your bike. Most lightweight carbon cages will run you $50+ unless you get them used and most are more than 20g with hardware. Even AX cages are 16 grams with hardware, but they cost over $100 a piece. :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:15 am 
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Kenda/5hr Energy/GearGrinder is using them as regular equipment

Lance that is a good idea for CX bikes. Might pickup a set for the season


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:27 am 
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I've been using one of these successfully on my rigid 29er. Funny thing is, I did not have the same luck on the road bike. Cattle guards, dirt roads and skinny road tires were too much for the Edge16.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:50 am 
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If you get a Camelbak, you can take even more weight off your bike... :roll:


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Very clever avatar. I presume you designed it?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Consider me ignorant if you will- but i would have significant concerns with how well those hold a full bottle of water if I used them on my own bike.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:50 am 
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HammerTime2 wrote:
collideous,

Very clever avatar. I presume you designed it?


Yes, I did. It used to be the Twitter logo for the Swiss TwentyNiner.ch forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:30 pm 
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There was a previous thread mentioning the Viincero. As I pointed out there, per the label, there is a Warning: "Always stop your bike in a safe place before attempting to remove the bottle from the mount or beginning to drink." Perhaps this would limit its effectiveness in certain racing situations :laughat: :laughat:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:07 pm 
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Yeah, it says: "Made in the USA"' too...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Made in the USA= our lawyers made us put this in to limit our liability. :smartass: :roll: :lol:

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Would it be any different for a U.S. based company whose product was manufactured overseas?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:22 am 
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2nd ride today, 2 full 24oz bottles, no issues. Less rattling over bumps this time. I think these are gonna work.

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