Ultra Lightweight CARBON WORKS bottle cage 5 gr

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Carbonwork
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by Carbonwork

Hello,
I am new at weight weenies. I like working with CFK and resently developed a new bottle cage which you can see on the following picture.
Would be nice to get some feedback:
Do you like the Design or should I change something? The weight is about 5 gr!


specifications

manual work in Germany: 100%
material: carbon-fiber-reinforced composite
manufacturing technique: vacuum-assisted-resin-transfer-moulding (VARTM)
weight: 0.17 - 0.18 oz
distance between screws: 2.56 inch +/- 0.2 inch
holder: 1.57 inch
size: 4.53 x 3.46 x 3.46 inch
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Gesamtgewicht: 4,9 - 5,2 g
Lochabstand: 65 mm / flexibel: +/-5 mm
Haltebügel: 40 mm
Maße: 115 x 88 x 88 mm


http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ultra-leichter-C ... 1657858993?

Or direct Order:
1-3 Holder € 52.80 / pcs. + € 4.20 shipping, worldwide
4 holders € 50 / pc. free shipping
over 10 holders € 45 / pc. free shipping

For more details, please request by email:
carbonworks@hotmail.de
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Krull
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by Krull

looks great, would not change anything concerning the design. nose is often a weak point, is there any long-term-experience concerning durability?
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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Looks nice!
I would just wonder if it really clamps a bottle for sure? I don't care if there are cages that are as light or around that weight, they need to hold the bottle.
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ras11
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by ras11

How about including a recessed screw socket (and include the bolts) so everything sits flush and the bolts don't rub against the bottle.

Another idea might be to make a tab on the top side similar to your lower tab. The top tab would secure the top side of the bottle.
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Carbonwork
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by Carbonwork

It clamps bottles sure. I tested the clamping force with a cage without nose - even without the nose the bottle does not fall out.
The nose is better than the old one, because of its high profile.
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my idea : a lateral version will be more retaining.

need a tester ? here I am
http://eliflap.it/

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Carbonwork
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by Carbonwork

ras11 wrote:How about including a recessed screw socket (and include the bolts) so everything sits flush and the bolts don't rub against the bottle.

Another idea might be to make a tab on the top side similar to your lower tab. The top tab would secure the top side of the bottle.


Thanks great idea!

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F45
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by F45

Very nice. Very weenie. Great for smooth roads. Probably wouldn't hold the bottle on my crappy roads.

Krull
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by Krull

i have no doubt that it clamps bottles for shure. tune uni looks quite minimalistic as well, strongest carbon bottle cage i used.
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by danbjpa

Hi Carbonwork
I watch yours ads at ebay, i saw other model with 4g for conical bottles like Tune Wasserträger skyline (but more tiny/minimalistic). You dont make anymore?
And how about lightweight carbon brake pads that i saw too?


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by Bogan

Looks great to me. I wouldn't change it.
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by nobuseri

Looks good -nice demo/video. :thumbup:
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