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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:42 am 
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simnorm wrote:

I have three of these, one with Hylix branding from ebay - 15.6g, the other two Bontrager fakes from aliexpress - 17.6g & 18.1g.
They hold bottles just fine, never drop a bottle.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:03 am 
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spdntrxi wrote:
I have the fake bontrager XXX on my bike 15g a piece. They hold my Elite bottles just fine and my podium chill too. I have some scratch labs bottle that is a little loser then the others. My wife bike has the legit Bontrager XXX cages also 15g but $80 per pop.. they are a little more snug on all bottles .


more choices on www.aliexpress.com
very cheap and Free shipping.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:52 am 
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mpulsiv wrote:
ToffieBoi wrote:

Now I am using Zipp Alumina cages, which are holding the bottle really really well and just 8 grams heavier each.


I was looking at Zipp Alumina as well. 27 grams as listed? http://zipp.com/accessories/detail.php?ID=16748
http://www.competitivecyclist.com no longer carry them, it had poor reviews :-(


I will weight them this evening. I recently moved to another country and I didn't have a weight when I bought the cages...
I also bought them on merlincycles. I like their service. If you are in US, shipping time might be a bit long though.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:58 pm 
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mine were 32g. had them for a year now and still work perfectly.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:30 am 
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A few years ago an Arundel Mandible I bought used developed a crack. I contacted the manufacturer and was sent a replacement. Admittedly used Mandible cages don't come up for sale that often but could be worth considering as a light cage that grips well.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:37 pm 
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ToffieBoi wrote:
mpulsiv wrote:
ToffieBoi wrote:

Now I am using Zipp Alumina cages, which are holding the bottle really really well and just 8 grams heavier each.


I was looking at Zipp Alumina as well. 27 grams as listed? http://zipp.com/accessories/detail.php?ID=16748
http://www.competitivecyclist.com no longer carry them, it had poor reviews :-(


I will weight them this evening. I recently moved to another country and I didn't have a weight when I bought the cages...
I also bought them on merlincycles. I like their service. If you are in US, shipping time might be a bit long though.


I finally found some time to weight the cages.
Both came 27 grams on my weight. 53 together.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:19 am 
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I ordered a pair of fake Bontrager XXX (no logos) cages on August 14th from China and they arrived to my front door on August 21st.
They are sold as a pair for $20. Although they are identical, one of them is 16g and the other is 19g. The lighter one is not as snug using Camelbak but its secure enough.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:09 am 
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I have the Spesh Rib Cage copies and after 2 years of using them I conclude that they hold the bottle too tight (might be a good thing to others).

I have another set which I'm not sure what a copy of but it holds the bottles just fine.

Each cage weight around 20-23g.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:40 pm 
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I bought these:

no rattling bottles, unless I use a steel coffee tote when I ride into work... and then its just the sound over excessively large road lumps( 2" across deep road gashes that you cant avoid on a tight road commute with traffic)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:16 pm 
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g32ecs wrote:
I have the Spesh Rib Cage copies and after 2 years of using them I conclude that they hold the bottle too tight (might be a good thing to others).


I've found that if you sand the clearcoat a little from the interior surfaces of these, they behave a lot better. Also, make sure to keep them clean. A bit of sticky drink residue on them can make them a bear to pull the bottles out.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:44 pm 
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Prompted by this thread I dropped GBP17 on a pair of carbon cages from Icann Sports. They're 27g each and the matte finish is a good match for the bike. I could wish they gripped the bottle a bit tighter but having been out for an hour there was no issue.

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