So, I live in a forest with a mile of gravel road to get to asphalt. That led me to get a gravel bike (bike number 8). Then I needed a water bottle cage - my gravelly was a lightweight Specialized Diverge - in black - and the Blackburn Bottle cage was PERFECT! It works like a champ. I have used Blackburn products in the past with little to no disappointment, where they have exceeded expectations and this bottle cage is no exception!
All 3 road bikes and my daughters road bikes have these. Very light, yet durable. Easy to get Camelback regular, chill or ice bottles of any size in and out, yet bottles donï¿½t bounce out even over big bumps. Even has survived some pretty tough crashes.
I have a few of these water bottle holders. They are feather light and I find one of the best for getting your bottle in and out. I ordered the red one this time to match my red bike. Super looking. One of the best on the market.
I had some beat up old cages and was sick of looking at them on my nice bike so got some that matched and best of all they are very light and hold my bottles tight. A great buy!
they take great care of their customers
I bought these mostly because the match the paint colors on my Cznnondale Synapse. But they are a good cage, too. Holds my bottles well, but still easy to retrieve and replace them.
I purchased this to replace my steel cage that would squeak after a few rides and I lost a water bottle that fell out. My riding buddy convinced to look into carbon cages even though they are a bit pricey. I purchased this one and have not been disappointed. My bottles fit tightly in the cage and there are no more squeaks. Very satisfied with the fit of the bottle in the cage. The only reason I gave a four stat rating is because the finish lost it's lustre on the inside of the cage. Not sure why looks fine on the out side. Tried cleaning it, but no change. I would purchase another one without hestation
I bought these to replace my aluminum bottle cages, one of which rattled on rough roads and both of which did not provide the best input or release of my water bottles - Camelback 24oz Podium Chill.
Positive: They look nice, don't rattle, large water bottles fit nicely, stay secure, and release easily.
Negative: The inside started looking a bit scuffed (whitish looking) after a few weeks, especially after riding in the rain. You don't notice it with the bottle in (of course), but it is a minor, cosmetic annoyance.
Great light weight and good looking cage. These come with a lifetime warranty that Blackburn actually stands behind. I managed to break one recently and got a free replacement with a quick phone call to an actual courteous English speaking person who was familiar with the product. No hassles or mindless questions.
Used to hold water bottles on road bike. Very easy to get bottle in and out. I broke 2 other brands because it was so difficult to get bottle in and out. These are amazing and will continue to use Blackburn holders.