These are classic looking bottle cages. They are lightweight. Removing and insert a bottle is easy. I recently had one bottle fly out but I was doing 35mph on very rough pavement.
Otherwise they've held on to bottles on really rough gravel rides. The paint on the cage does rub off onto my bottles. This is a problem i had with other aluminum cages as well. Overall it's a good cage from the money.
Have both a black and red on my KHS Flite bike to match the logo and lettering scheme. Red is more of a crimson color which is very attractive. More of a comfort race bike, I wasn't concerned about the extra grams over carbon,especially now that I am aging. I did get my left pant leg caught on the one on the downtube several times pedaling, which bent it slightly, I bent it back and haven't had problems since.
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.