Shave weight without selling the farm with the Cutter Carbon Bottle Cage. Designed and tested by us. Twenty-eight G’s of slimmed-down, bottle-clinching carbon love. Need we say more?
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Picked these up a little less than three years ago on DoG. I've raced and trained with them on road and gravel and have never lost a bottle. They have a good grip on every bottle I have used made by the big companies (Specialized, Trek, Camelback, Polar) and can't imagine finding a bottle that these wouldn't hold well. With a lifetime warranty, carbon fiber, and a simplistic design, they're a compliment to any frame.
For the price on CL these cages are great, they look awesome and really hold the bottle tight when mounted on the frame. Found out the hard way that there is no chance in the world that these things will hold bottles on a rear mount system. While riding on some slightly bumpy roads these things become bottle launchers fairly quickly. I would really hate to see how fast bottles would fly off while riding gravel roads. If these would hold on a rear system they would certainly get 5 stars but since they can't I can only give them 3.
I bought 2 of these 3 years ago and they are still in great shape. I ride on rough roads, bunny hop constantly and also ride on dirt road sections and I have NEVER ejected a bottle. I just bought two more for my other bike. They look great, function amazing and are light.
I replaced a different carbon cage with this cutter cage because my old cage decided to toss the bottle off the bike to save weight when I hit a big bump. This cage has yet to let me know. My cage was like 20% heavier than advertived but still light. Retail is a bit high considering you can have a Arundel for about the same price. It looks good and functions well, not much else to say.
I got these for $20 off bonktown and think they're a great deal. They look great, function well, and are a great cost to weight ratio. One caveat though. Both my cages came in at 34.05 grams, slighly over the claimed weight, but still a great deal and a good looking bottle cage.
I mean its a water bottle cage, holds the bottle just like the previous cage did, but for a few bucks more than wire cage"thanks to Bonk" makes the bike look 10x better. It didn't make me ride like Armstrong but I am very pleased with the styling and improvement on aesthetics it made on the ol girl.
Nobody really NEEDS a carbon fiber bottle cage, but if you want one you can't go wrong with these. These are low-profile, nice-looking, and they hold the bottle tight but not too tight. They're not the absolute lightest carbon cage out there, but the difference is only a few grams.
One caveat: if you have a band-clamp front derailleur you probably won't be able to use one of these cages on your downtube. The back of the cage (the part that the bolts go through) is one solid piece, so the band clamp hits it in the middle. Unless you used some huge washers or something it just won't fit over the band clamp (unless I'm missing something obvious here).
Great cage for the cash. It secures the bottle nicely while weighing little and looking super sexy. I have yet to take them off road so I can't attest to their holding power in the wild, but if youre looking for a inexpensive carbon cage to complement that carbon roadrace machine, you found them.