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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:40 pm 

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Have you considered using some acetone to remove the lettering?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:20 pm 

Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:38 pm
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Location: Netherlands
Indeed the Aurundels are very nice.

I still also like the Colnago carbon cages (of course only nice on a Colnago frame).... they are as light as the Aurundels and bit easier to fit the bottle in.


2012 Colnago C59 MTBK Camapgnolo Hyperon Ultra 2 and Campi SR11
2014 Merida Big 99 CF team fully
2015 Pinarello F8 Sky Campagnolo Bora Utra 2 and Campi SR11 EPS

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:07 pm 

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I have Arundel Tridents and Zipp. No problems with either one.


PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:25 pm 

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Smud Carbon cages are very good- if you can buy them.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:31 pm 

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I have been using Arundel Mandible cages for 3 years now on my Cervelo and love them but I like the Tune Universal ones, that are on my WW bike, as much but for different reasons. The Tune cages are about the same price but half the weight.

Sometimes I feel the Arundel cages feel too grippy. You have to give the bottle a real yank and push to get it out and in. Having said that my Mandibles are like new after 3 years of hard use. I've only had my Tune Universal cages a few months.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:48 pm 

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Location: Columbus, Ohio
+1 for the Tune cage: mine is <20 grams, cost ~$60 w/bottle (by TACX) and holds securely while also enabling easy in/out. Can't imagine a better balance of weight, performance and price.

Wilier Cento1 SR
13.10 lbs (5.95 kgs) w/Enve 3.4-Tune 70/170 & Conti Competitions tubulars
12.53 lbs (5.68 kgs) w/FarSports 24-Extralite & Vittoria CX EVO II tubulars

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:01 pm 

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I have used and broken hundreds of dollars worth of lightweight carbon bottle cages. I was about to give up on carbon bottle holders but tried the Arundle Mandibles and am very happy.

WW Velocipedist Gargantuan

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:18 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:10 am
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Location: South Florida
I've had some equal to the New Ultimate ones, but they are discontinued now. They all had the bottom tab break at the 1-3 years. Now have arundel mandibles. They weight almost 3x as much and have the grip of death on the bottles. Hard to come and hard to go in comparatively speaking. New Ultimate were out everywhere at the time, otherwise I would have gotten those. Getting 4 now of any other would not be a wise investment.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:06 am 

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Location: Bay Area, CA
I'll also put in for Arundel anything. I've gotten four on ebay for less than $100 total I think, the Dave-Os tend to go pretty cheaply if they're used.

http://www.ebay.com/csc/Outdoor-Sports- ... te=1&rt=nc

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:07 am 

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Location: Surrey UK
-1 for Wassertrager, don't understand these +s. Very poor finish and weight not up to today's ww standards :)
Had one and I wasn't happy at all (years ago).
IMO, there is no competition for Smud cages, in this category. I had his first version, few years ago. At that time, similar weight but much better finish than tune. Now using his 5g cages.
Very happy, they work perfectly and look very minimalistic which is a huge :thumbup: And you can get ud finish.

Cervelo R5 VWD 5637g/12.43lb
Pronghorn XC SW Race 8284g/18.26lb

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:12 am 

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Ditto the Arundel Mandibles - i've had them on a number number of bikes over the years - never lost a bottle, light and they look the part (matte carbon, oil slick etc..) :thumbup:

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:28 am 
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Location: Madison, WI
Another vote for the Arundel Mandible. I've been super impressed with their grip, and they seem to be very durable as well. I've never thought twice about slamming a bottle in there. I'm very happy with mine.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:48 am 

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I've loved the Topeak Shuttle carbon cages on my Cervelo, but when they went with the bike, I swapped to the Arundel Mandibles. Awesome cages all around.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:26 am 

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Picked up the Arundel Mandibles from Artcyclery for ~49.99 a piece using a save15 coupon code (15% off).

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:54 pm 

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For me there are only two brands I'd buy...Arundel (I've have the same Dave-O's since 2005) or King cages in either Ti or stainless....

"It never gets easier, you just go faster..." - Greg Lemond

"I enjoy climbing...I enjoy seeing people disappear behind me." - Robert Millar

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