Lightest secure bottle cages

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prendrefeu wrote:Generic carbons @ 16g each, a pair for $30 shipped. Never lost a bottle, road or mountain.
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And which are these?

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These: http://r.ebay.com/lQjKYl
But I managed to get the non-Token version a while back. Search around and you'll see the same design offered for cheap, un-branded.
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Thanks for the link. I have Specialized S Works cages right now and they are not heavy at 20g a piece, but just looking to shave some more weight here and there for cheap. My cages have also held up pretty well without ever ejecting a bottle.

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As a quick update, one of my Specialized S Works cages just had both of the bottom tabs break. I decided to pick up some Blackburn Camber cages. They came in at 25 and 26 grams a piece, and they feel very secure.

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I bought generic carbon (18g) to try last summer. One cage couldn't hold the bottles well right out of the package. Had to put some (you know what you put under furniture... ) felt tape so the bottle woud not shake too much. And the tab broke on first ride. The other one is OK, but I'm putting either Mandible or King Ti. Won't go lighter than that. I agree with the above concerning issues with flying bottles in races, or group rides...


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by NorthWestDork

Ive had good success with these new BTP 6 gram bottle cage. Holds a specialized bottle pretty snugly. Used them for a few weeks, I guess its hard to say how theyll do on the long term, but so far so good.

http://www.cyclingtechnology.com/b-t-p- ... -cage.html

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I could purchase a new bike for all I've spent on water bottle cages over the years. All ended up ejecting bottles or breaking except two. King Ti cages being one. I find that my bottles are not held particularly straight however, they lean to one side and end up rubbing my calves. While not so light I will stick with the OP's current choice as the best all around durable bottle cage. I also like having two mounting positions.
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I'd say Tune Wasserträger. Have to use conical bottles (such as Tacx). But they're dead cheap, comes with a neat Tune-labeled bottle and some very nice alu bolts. And they're 9.5gr including bolts!

Have used them for years, on both roadbike and mountainbike and never dropped a bottle. One of the cages got hit by a pebble shot from the front tire, which resulted in a crater about 2x2mm, and half the depth of the total material. This was several years ago and it has held up just fine.

They're bloody fenomenal...

Sure, there are better cages out there functionwise - but certainly not many at this weight and absolutely none at this price/weight-ratio.

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Has anyone tried these from Les Alpes?

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http://www.carbonfreaks.nl/winkel/lesalpes-p-695.html

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Search for those on ebay, they're re-branded a lot and plenty cheap.
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Strange how I've not read any comments about the Emporelli Dolomiti cages in this thread. I know even the Merida mountainbike teams used them since a few years ago and they weigh 14g each and 16g with bolts.

They're said to outperform all others (both easy of usage and secure hold) but also, they're pricier too. It does surprise me, though, that not more riders have these on their bikes... :roll: http://www.emporelli.de/Components//::35.html

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by MikeK

King cages, ti or al, are very light and secure

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by SpinnerTim

King Ti cages will

a) cut weight relative to the OP's current kit and

b) last a lifetime

Even better, they actually hold water bottles. I use them on and off-road, and I just returned from a short, root-strewn MTB time trial with no water bottle drama. The same cages will go back on my road bike in about a week when the rebuild is complete.

Since it's Ti, you can subtly bend the cage to suit any particular bottle that you use, and it won't harm the cage.

Ultimately, this selection will save the OP about 5-6 grams per cage, but the quality of the product is the real standout feature of the Kings. There are sub-10g carbon cages out there, but I think most of those are more "cradle" than "cage."

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by DCote2

What type of cages do you know to be really secure but still fairly light?

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