I got 4 of these Ti cages mainly because I and (and my wife) kept breaking the Blackburn carbon cages (the very light ones) on our gravel bikes. Plus Ti fits my Moots better! We never lost a bottle, not even on very hard and bumpy gravel sections. The bottle can get a little bit tilted in the cage however.
I needed a good bottle cage for my bumpy gravel rides, and these cages do the trick. I don't think titanium really is necessary for cages unless you really need a material that withstands corrosion. The steel bottle cages aren't heavy compared to titanium. Either way, this was a great purchase and I'm very happy with these cages.
This is a terrible cage for containing birds, cats, dog and exotic reptiles. HOWEVER the Ti King Cage excels at holding water bottles. AND BOY does it hold them firmly. 1000 miles holding 24oz bottles and they are firm as they day I screwed them onto my frame (much unlike the cheap aluminum cages I switched from which by this time would at wizard sleeve status).
I bought a pair of these years ago when they first came out. They have held up well, and have been a great value. They are well worth the price, and are about the same as when I purchased them. They will probably outlive me.
It's mind-bending when you pick one up because they're so light. They also look better than they should for the old classic look they have plus they don't wear out. They also don't leave marks on bottles. Their only downside is, they aren't cheap.
This cage is a totally ridiculous expense ... unless you love all things titanium. I do, and mounted two of them on my Paramount Ti road bike. The only surprise was when I pulled them out of the box ... unbelievably light! Seemingly fragile light. Yet, they hold big, 22 ounce water bottles as firm as the beefiest aluminum cages. (Which you can buy for five bucks.) I love them, but you'd have to have bought every other, USEFUL component, accessory or clothing, and have a half a C-note burning a hole in your wallet ... before justifying the purchase of this cage. Just saying ....
I've used the stainless King cages for years and years. Finally spent up for a pair of Ti cages a couple of months ago and they are quite nice. They hold the bottles snugly, do not mark up the bottles, and are easy to get the bottles out of when it's time to drink (unlike some cages). Of course, no one really NEEDS them over the stainless version, but they are a nice piece of jewelry for any bike, especially a titanium or steel frame.
I used a pair of these to replace steel cages and saved 16g. Per cage.
The next week I picked up a long-sought Strava KOM.
I'm not saying that these events are related. And I'm not saying that they aren't.
Also, they look cool.