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Arundel Mandible Water Bottle Cage

$69.95

Item # ARU0004

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  • Glossy, One Size ($69.95)
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  • White Out, One Size ($69.95)
  • Matte, One Size ($69.95)
  • Oil Slick, White Decal, One Size ($69.95)

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The jaws of cycling life.

The Arundel Mandible Water Bottle Cage was designed with two slim pieces that grasp your water bottle like jaws, securely holding your bottle in place whether you stick to smooth roads or take the stairs at your local cyclocross race. It is constructed from carbon fiber that has been given a foam core to further reduce weight. The mounting bolts are exposed, but the clean lines of the Mandible prevent your bottle from getting caught when pulling it out. This sleek package, with minimal graphics, guarantees your water will always be there when you need it.

  • Carbon fiber
  • Sleek design with minimal graphics

Tech Specs

Material:
carbon fiber
Compatibility:
road bikes, mountain bikes
Recommended Use:
cycling
Actual Weight:
Glossy, One Size: 29g; Oil Slick, One Size: 29g; White Out, One Size: 29g; Matte, One Size: 29g; Oil Slick, White Decal, One Size: 22g

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Avg. ride time: 11h 14m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

The PR's Keep Coming

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just can't believe how many trophies and PR's I am getting on Strava after purchasing two of the Matte bottle cages. Every gram counts now, so much so, I reduced the number of Skratch scoops I add to my bottles. Trust me, it makes a huge difference, the PR's don't lie.

Now on to reality, and lowering the sarcasm dial... these cages are nice, have a great look and do the job. My two cages are a little tight for my liking, and actually pinch/deform my bottles; it reminds me of Lennie holding the rabbits in Of Mice And Men... if you never read the book, he kills him with his death grip.

Yes I would buy them again, even though they are a bit snug.

Avg. ride time: 9h 36m per week
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Secure and light

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome bottle cages. They're very secure, and my bottles have never come out even while riding on dirt or over potholes or bumpy roads. This was a problem with my previous cages (Elite Custom Race). It fits well for all types of bottles, including Camelbak Podium.
It's easy to get the bottles in and out while riding.

On top of that, they are light, look great and I got them on sale! What else could I ask for?

Grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Bought even though I think it's crazy to spend so much for a carbon fiber bottle holder. Extremely strong grip on my Camelbak Podium bottle.

Avg. ride time: 4h 17m per week
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Everything they are cracked up to be

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Yes, this is just a bottle cage, but anyone who spends any time riding on less than good (ahem, Texas...) chip-seal roads knows that losing a bottle is more than a little inconvenient. I am thoroughly impressed with these rather bling bottle cages. Sure, they're a luxury item, but really no more expensive than other shiny carbon bottle holders, and they are SOLIDLY built. As hyped, they will hold a bottle through pretty much any situation.

Highly recommended if you want some bling and don't want to lose bottles.

Very secure and beautiful looking

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got these on sale and would have paid more. Very impressed on how well they hold the water bottle, even on very rough roads. I usually use the larger water bottles and have not had a problem with them falling out. Yet the cage is not so tight that one has to struggle to get the bottle out. From my other carbon water bottle cage experiences (Bontrager, Giant, Ritchey, Arundel), these are the best experience for me so far.

Best cages money can buy!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used just about every high end, carbon bottle cage out there; and every time I try something new, I always come back to the Mandibles.

They are incredibly light, hold bottles very tightly, but also allow for easy entry and release. I would say the best of all worlds, and I have never broken a single one, and have had these on 6 different bikes.

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Water bottles love to be held

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Holds your water bottle tight even through the toughest of times and light as a feather.

Beautiful and secure.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A slim, yet powerful cage that holds my bottles securely, but doesn't make me fight to get them out. Beautiful industrial design is a plus.

They're Great

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Even the biggest pothole won't jar the bottles loose. They cages look great and hold the bottles tight. The quality is second to none.

Avg. ride time: 7h 25m per week
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Impressive cages

    When I built up a new bike I had new Zipp cages from a previous purchase for the new steed. Unfortunately, these new Zipps didn't perform as well as the old ones and I began to have bottles launch frequently. Since this can pose a safety issue I began the search for new ones. The Mandible received high marks and with the bonus free bar tape I pulled the trigger. I'm very impressed with the design, style and function and they work! Bottles are snug and I'm 100% confident I will never lose another bottle again. These are excellent.

    Avg. ride time: 8h 40m per week
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    the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    once you use one of these cages you'll never buy another kind.



    No vibration, no dropped bottles. perfect.

    Avg. ride time: 9h 42m per week
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    Exceptional

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used xlab Gorilla cages for years and then moved on to the zipp cages. I would loose bottles in the zipp cages and the xlab Gorilla cage was always pretty tight. This is the happy medium, super light, never loose a bottle, and easy access. They also appear to be very well made. I have had these on for two years and abused the heck out of them, everything is rock solid. I know 60 bucks is a lot for a cage but they will last and are light weight as well.

    Avg. ride time: 7h 37m per week
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    You'll never eject another bottle

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used these cages for several years and they do everything they ought to. They securely hold bottles, it's easy to put in or pull out a bottle, they're plenty light, and they've proven to be quite durable across several seasons. As a bonus, they look great too. I wouldn't be willing to try another cage.

    Avg. ride time: 6h 56m per week
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    Best Cages around

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If the Arundel Mandible can handle a year of serious MTB racing, it can handle anything. No dropped bottles...Ever!

    Avg. ride time: 5h 24m per week
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    Ridiculous but perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Yes, it's absurdly expensive. No, it doesn't need to be carbon fiber. Yes, the Tao Tacx will cost 80% less and weigh only 26 grams more for 2 cages. But if you spent a certain amount on your carbon fiber frame, you'll getting these. They are exceptionally well designed--they work wonderfully and hold up well. They do not get all scratched up or look grimy if you take care of them. They clean up well. They look amazing, the design is elegant, minimal and timeless. There are many finishes to match what you have. If you went all-in on your bike, just do this.

    Lives up to its name

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Gone thru the paces with this cage. Easy to put bottles in and easy to put bottles out. Holds them on like a lock jaw when to road gets rough. Its just nice not having to worry about dropping a bottle and running them over or worse jamming them between the frame and cranks while you're in the zone.

    Lives up to its name
    Avg. ride time: 3h 30m per week
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    Stickershock?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Yes, it's probably the most expensive bottle cage you've seen.



    Is it worth it? I think so, let me tell you why.



    This work of art is the Ferrari of water bottle cages simply because it's sleek, lightweight, and it performs. Arundel offers the cage in several finishes to match your fancy steed and has minimal gravitational pull due to a minimalist carbon fiber construction. Here's where it gets set apart from the rest: Security. This cage will not drop a bottle no matter what you put it through. I've thoroughly tested this cage on the underside of a downtube through tons of descents littered with rock gardens. Guess what? Still have every filthy bottle. Can't say I've had the same luck with others.

    Stickershock?
    Avg. ride time: 5h 21m per week
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    Arundel cage.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I am actually quite happy with this cage it looks great on my pinarello, it does what is supposed to do holds the bottle nice and tight but very easy to slide in and out.

    finishing detail not as expected

      ...actually I was quite disappointed by the finishing quality of this product. Looked like they had not been through the production finishing stage after molding. arm edges were not straight and and different thicknesses, need some filing to look somewhat decent. Not exactly what I would expect to have to do. I am sure they function okay with their renowned bottle retention but not the finished product that I would expect from this level of product. ...feel like sending them back.