Please recommend a light and reliable bottle cage.

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TerribleCadence
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by TerribleCadence

After ejecting another bottle mid ride my Zipp SL Speed cages have to go! Fourth bottle ejection in 3 months and I tend to notice my bottles working their way out of the 'holstered' position in the cages almost every ride. What do people recommend as a light and reliable cage? It's a shame about the Zipps as I think they look fantastic!
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nlouthan
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by nlouthan

Not the lightest, but the Arundel Mandibles are first rate. Never had an ejection. There are a few different finishes too.

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Another vote for the Arundels. They just work.
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Calnago
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by Calnago

I found the mandibles tend to crush the water bottle (camelback). Switched to the Arundel Dave-O's. Apparently the same circumference but don't feel as "tight" because of the wider arms which disperses the grip a bit better. Still holds the bottles extremely well.

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by duvivr6

I have some elite Cannibal on my winter ride ~40gm so not super lightweight but nothing will eject out of these.

Cannibal Carbon option for ~30gm.

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by coppercook62

I really like the Tune Wassertrager 2.0

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by NiFTY

wassertrager uni is a great light, ejects cage that works for camelbaks
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by beefsupreme

nlouthan wrote:Not the lightest, but the Arundel Mandibles are first rate. Never had an ejection. There are a few different finishes too.


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by 1415chris

The number of rigs on this site with Mandibles on them speaks volumes.

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by kkibbler

Speaking of Arundel, anyone have experience with their Sideloader cage? Is it any good?

To OP, Elite Cannibals with Camelbak and Purist bottles. No issues.

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by Nefarious86

I have Mandible's and Dave-O's

They both vice grip bottles and the Mandible's do tend to crush bottles a little. If you have a chunkier frame I would recomend the Dave-O cages :)
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physeter
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by physeter

Another vote for Arundel mandible

Comming from emporelli dolomiti; probably one of the nicest design out there, but mandible works better for me

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by prebsy

I got a pair of the Fairwheel V2 cages. They looks like they are just some cheap ebay cages but have a really good grip and weigh around 26g. If weight isn't that important you can't beat the Elite custom race.

nlouthan
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by nlouthan

kkibbler wrote:Speaking of Arundel, anyone have experience with their Sideloader cage? Is it any good?

To OP, Elite Cannibals with Camelbak and Purist bottles. No issues.


Have 1 Sideloader and 1 Othersideloader on wifey's bike and they've been great. A super option for tiny frames.

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by rmerka

Mandibles are the best holding cages made. For easy entry and exit a little car wax (carnuba) on the inside of the arms works great and doesn't compromise the grip. Another option would be King Ti cages which are the same weight as the mandibles but for a carbon bike maybe carbon cage is best.

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