I got one on a used bike, and thought it was extravagant. Then I started using it. Very light (26g according to my scale), and supremely functional. Easy to get bottles in and out, but enough force that they stay in. This is one of those designs where they got it right the first time. Ended up buying a second one to match the first.
Pricey, but still a great value. I started using these eight years ago. At the time, they were not only the best carbon water bottle cages, they were the best water bottle cages available.
I finally ejected a water bottle from a Mandible. At the bottom of a steep hill in downtown LA, Street Maintenance put down two steel cover sheets with insufficient ramping. Both inner tubes blew out and a rim wall buckled. It takes an incident with that much force for an Arundel Mandible to eject a water bottle.
The traditional bottle cages were causing issues with the bottles falling out and causing possible injuries to other riders. The Arundel Mandible cages hold the bottles snug and not to tight for easy removal. The cages are light weight, strong, and are attractive yet very functional. The older style cages would allow the bottles to slip out when riding a bumpy road and be either broken or lost. Good product for the safety feature a bit pricey but well worth the investment. Nothing worst than to go backwards when looking for a water bottle during a ride.
Replaced the great CYFAC cages that came with my bike, due to one having been stolen. These are not the very lightest cages, but offer super secure grip on your bottles which are not going to get launched when you hop over the next set of railroad tracks. I dig the look on my frame, I have a pair of them.
the arundel mandible carbon cage is very lightweight and stronger than i expected. i use it with a 1 liter bottle and it is snug as a bug in a rug. it is a bit pricey BUT you get what you pay for....no bottles jumping outta the cage and getting run over by your bike or others with you. sure when the cheeper cages break you can just throw it away (where is away anyways?) and buy another cheap one and on and on and on. spend the money and be happy and secure with arundel!
Great cage! After loosing a few bottles while using Bontrager Race Extra Light cages, I gave the Arundel Mandible cages a try and I am definitely impressed. Bottles are held securely in the cage. I have yet to have a bottle fall out. Best cage on the market. Worth every penny!
Previous to my purchase of the Mandible Carbon Cages I was using the more traditional water bottle cages and was having problems with the bottles falling out. This was a hazard when cycling with other riders and usually the bottle were either damaged or lost. The Mandible Carbon Cages are light weight and very strong they have a tight grip on the bottles but easy to remove. When riding over bumpy roads the bottles do not move or fall out. There is more cost but worth the investment. I have recommended the Mandibles Carbon Cages to other riders.
What is the saying, strong, light, cheap...pick two? It is amazing that a cage this light can be this strong. If there is any fault at all, it is that the bottle is VERY secure. There is no slippage, no rattling and absolutely no launching. This may be the best bottle cage ever designed. Light enough for the most expensive, light weight steeds, great carbon look and does its job to hold the bottle. What more can you ask for? Okay, maybe a little cheaper...
Very nice cage... holds bottles well, nothing has gone flyin' off... but doesn't mark 'em up. Very lightweight and has a robust feel about it so I don't think durability will be an issue. Also looks great on my black carbon frame! What else is there? Highly recommend Arundel cages!
My LBS carries the same product but at a considerably higher price. These are well made bike cages that will not release your bottle until you are ready to pull it from the cage. Cages are made locally, so I have to support them!
The mandible is a great holder, it looks really cool on my Ridley. I would have given it 5 stars but it's a little snug putting in an insulated bottle like the Camelbak. Other non-insulated bottles work great, your bottle will stay put.