The Blackburn Competition bottle cage arrived quickly and well packaged. The finish coat was smooth and without blemish and the mounting holes lined up perfectly. I was able to bolt it on and have been using it for about 250 miles. It holds my water bottle snugly (even over rough pavement, holes and bumps), hasn't scared or marked any bottles and still looks good.
I definitely recommend this bottle cage.
I recently bought one of these to replace a much fancier plastic bottle cage that although more modern looking never held onto the bottle very well. I'm much happier with this one. It is what it is. classic design and its REALLY light! for aroung 5 bucks i don't think you can get a better cage than this one. I plan on getting these for the next bike i purchase as well. Hasn't scratched my bottles yet either. I'd recommend this product to anyone.
This isn't the lightest bottle cage, but for the majority of riders this is a robust and affordable bottle cage that will hold your bottle in place. Not exactly cutting edge tech here guys.
Best value of any cage I've used. I have tried many other cheap options (can't justify spending more than $10 on a fancy carbon or titanium cage, myself) and none are as reliable as this one. Should last you a long while. And a few color options to boot! What's not to like?
This bottle cage is very light and I found nothing wrong with it. If you want to waste your money you can spend a lot more on gimmick bottle holders and get nothing better in performance. Put your money into high quality tires or high performance wheels and don't waste it on expensive, fancy looking bottle holders that offer nothing more than this product.