These are now on a Ti & CF Serotta Otrott ... replacing the original Ti ones from 2005 that had finally failed. If you can tell the difference between these and the Ti iteration as I pass you by then you must have a PHD in metallurgy. I may have weighed the bike down by a couple grams but so what? I weighed my wallet down with a ton of dollars saved. Im thrilled.
I purchased this product to replace carbon cages I was using because rear bottle would occationally bounce out. Purchased King Cages and new Camelbak bottles. Bottles lean sideways in cages and when adjusted and turned in cages will continue to lean when on rough road.
You may need to bend these cages a little bit to get a snug fit around your bottles. I use the King Stainless Cages and the Camelbak Podium bottles without any issues and with minimal marking.
If you bend these cages and continue to have ejection and leaning issues on rough roads, you might consider some very tight fitting cages like the Velocity Thermoplastic Bottle Cage. As an added benefit, they're about 10g lighter than the King Stainless Steel Bottle Cages.
Western Bike Works
I have two of these installed on my road bike. They are hand-made in Durango Colorado of American-sourced steel by a small business. If you are not carbon-obsessed, this is the way to go!
I chose the King stainless steel water bottle cage for my vintage steel bike. It matched the look and provides the functionality that King products are famous for.
The cage does everything a water bottle cage needs to do - holds the bottle well, is strong, and is very well made.
Bottle cages are simple things but when they don't work well or break, it's a problem. The King stainless steel cage should serve me well for many years.
Light, stiff, strong, and classic look all in one. Good affordable option to Ti cages. Stainless steel tubes don't markup bottles like cheap alum cages, and they doesn't bend (creep) when riding bumpy roads with big heavy bottles, so your bottles stay secure. I've never had any problems with King cages, and I have many. Also, aero studies show may show benefits of aero bottle designs, but I'll bet this classic thin-tube design is more aero than an aero cage when the bottle is not installed, which is frequently the case for me since I often carry only one bottle when riding hard.
I was tired of aluminum cages leaving my water bottles looking like they were ready for the trash heap. These nice stainless-steel cages don't leave marks, they hold the bottles well and are nice and light. A bonus is that they are made in the US. Sure, they cost more than cheap aluminum cages, but their quality is worth the extra price.