I got one on a used bike, and thought it was extravagant. Then I started using it. Very light (26g according to my scale), and supremely functional. Easy to get bottles in and out, but enough force that they stay in. This is one of those designs where they got it right the first time. Ended up buying a second one to match the first.
the arundel mandible carbon cage is very lightweight and stronger than i expected. i use it with a 1 liter bottle and it is snug as a bug in a rug. it is a bit pricey BUT you get what you pay for....no bottles jumping outta the cage and getting run over by your bike or others with you. sure when the cheeper cages break you can just throw it away (where is away anyways?) and buy another cheap one and on and on and on. spend the money and be happy and secure with arundel!
Great cage! After loosing a few bottles while using Bontrager Race Extra Light cages, I gave the Arundel Mandible cages a try and I am definitely impressed. Bottles are held securely in the cage. I have yet to have a bottle fall out. Best cage on the market. Worth every penny!
Very nice cage... holds bottles well, nothing has gone flyin' off... but doesn't mark 'em up. Very lightweight and has a robust feel about it so I don't think durability will be an issue. Also looks great on my black carbon frame! What else is there? Highly recommend Arundel cages!
I am more focused on something that would work well, forever. Bling and lightness are not so critical to me. However, the Arundel Mandible Carbon Cage delivers great quality, great aesthetics at a light weight. Bottles remain perfectly secure and they are easy to remove. The price is not low. However, after using it for about one month, I would buy it again if ever that were necessary. Although, I suspect this cage is going to outlast me!!!
Reviewed a number of different carbon cages and purchased these (4) for both of my road bikes. I had the Zipp carbon cages on my SWORKS SL3 since I purchased it in 2010 but they did not hold the bottles very firmly nor were they positioned optimally on the seat tube of my 52CM frame. After a 500-600 miles of testing and riding I would strongly recommend the Mandible Carbon Cages.
The traditional bottle cages were causing issues with the bottles falling out and causing possible injuries to other riders. The Arundel Mandible cages hold the bottles snug and not to tight for easy removal. The cages are light weight, strong, and are attractive yet very functional. The older style cages would allow the bottles to slip out when riding a bumpy road and be either broken or lost. Good product for the safety feature a bit pricey but well worth the investment. Nothing worst than to go backwards when looking for a water bottle during a ride.
Pricey, but still a great value. I started using these eight years ago. At the time, they were not only the best carbon water bottle cages, they were the best water bottle cages available.
I finally ejected a water bottle from a Mandible. At the bottom of a steep hill in downtown LA, Street Maintenance put down two steel cover sheets with insufficient ramping. Both inner tubes blew out and a rim wall buckled. It takes an incident with that much force for an Arundel Mandible to eject a water bottle.
Replaced the great CYFAC cages that came with my bike, due to one having been stolen. These are not the very lightest cages, but offer super secure grip on your bottles which are not going to get launched when you hop over the next set of railroad tracks. I dig the look on my frame, I have a pair of them.