The Ounce-For-Ounce Champion
The Cinch Carbon Bottle Cage is Blackburn's lightest bottle cage ever. Made from unidirectional carbon fiber, the Cinch uses minimal material while providing maximum strength. An elegant and sleek design that has a firm grip to keep your bottles cinched down. This carbon fiber cage is as light as you'll find. Thoroughly field tested and available in a variety of styles to match your bike.
- Unidirectional Weave
- Firm Grip
- Five Colorways
- Blackburn Lifetime Warranty
- Claimed weight is 16 g
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Cage Material: Carbon Fiber
Mfg PartNum: 7068169
Mfg PartNum: 7068168
Mfg PartNum: 7068172
Mfg PartNum: 7096727
Mfg PartNum: 7068171
Replace my old Specialized Rib Cages when I was rebuilding my bike. These came in @ 14 g vs. 16 g claimed weight. I use specialized purist bottles and these bottle cages keep them in place.
Yes Iï¿½m weight weenie, and I love these cages and put them on all my bikes, they are super-strong, slim and attractive looking. (Pro tip, I find if I put a little armor-all on the entry I can re-stow the bottle even quicker in a pinch, like when a friend decides to sprint when Iï¿½m taking a drink.
Both bottle cages cracked at the shoulder of the curve at top. Four rides in, both failing during a metric century ride. Theyï¿½re failing at lamination pointï¿½ so they are not a one piece layup/mold. And they are simply designed too tight for the common water bottle. I have an older, very very similar carbon fiber version, made by the brand ï¿½Clearï¿½ (sadly no longer available), that have not failed in 6 years of use, and they fit the bottles better. Based on comments here about the Blackburns, I donï¿½t have faith. I want them to work, to last, and since theyï¿½re are under warranty will give it one more try.
I bought two of them about a year ago. So far I have broken 3 of them. They have replaced all 3 quickly under warranty after I send a picture of the break. They keep assuring me that this is not common. As long as they keep sending new ones I'm ok with that. I do use Abloc water bottles which seem to be less stressful on the cages because of the tapered shape. The cages do hold the bottles really tightly.
Bought two in May of 2022 for my Ibis Exie. The idea is great but, like another reviewer, mine also cracked at the top two arms just above the mounting bolt. I was hoping for it to last but 4 months isn't so good. Now, we'll see how good the lifetime warranty is!
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