This was a swap because of a second bike where the bottle cages were failing. Previously i used some tacx cages on bike one which were consistent, light, and an impressive value. When those were transferred to the second bike i thought why not splurge?
I primarily do road riding in an area with a lot of low quality chip seal, and what feels like as much rail as roads (and a lot of crossings, it's bad).
The Enve cages are ridiculously light, setting the bar for performance as well. They have gripped my small, large, insulated, and uninsulated with equal aplomb. On no rough roads or decrepit rail crossings have they even pretended like they were close to failure.
The Enve cages are not cheap, this is about there only flaw i could find, and while i bought them at a discount they are not for the faint of heart.
Would i buy them again most likely, but they will not make me win any races, whole they work very well, and are super lightweight, look good on about any bike. As a bonus weight saving feature, they lighten your wallet!
I recently built up a new road bike with full Enve cockpit and what better way to finish it than with a set of matching bottle cages. Enve stuff is no doubt expensive but I have been running their road bars for years and have liked them so much that it would be hard to switch. I have been running King and Wolf Tooth cages on my other builds along with Elite, etc. All work fine but what surprisingly set the Enve cages apart is how perfectly they grip the bottles. Some cages tend to grip too much (wolf tooth) and some not enough. With metal cages, you can bend them some to adjust but not so with carbon and plastic. Somehow, these grip at just the right amount so that bottles are easy to retrieve while riding and still provide more than adequate grip. I mostly got them to match the build and they mostly look the part but the functionality surprised me with how good they are.
This is my favorite bottle cage as it allows easy entry and easy exit of the bottle but still retains a strong grip on the bottle even while riding over rough terrain. The only drawback is the price which is higher than most other carbon fiber cages, but it is better than most other CF cages.
Bottles slide in easily and are held firmly. You never have to wrestle for your bottles. What more do you want? These are the most expensive bottle cages I've ever bought, but they are also the best.
Pretty much what all the other reviewers said one of those little miracles. Bottles are held firmly yet it's easy to put them in and get them out. It holds the Specialized Purity 26oz 750ml bottles (Specialized Purity) I use no problem.
I was tired of bottle cages that are too tight, causing me to almost wreck trying to pull my water bottles in and out. So I used a discount coupon & bought this cage. It is wonderful & really will hold your bottle. I do not regret the money spent.
The roads are so rough here that I lost a bottle on a ride and when I checked, the cage was cracked - I already had one Enve cage, so buying a second was a no-brainer. Very simple design, very strong.
A very lightweight and good looking water bottle holder. Have had no issues getting the water bottle in and out and does not fall out. Just have to do a slight twist and easily comes out.