Buy once is my motto. Bought these for my gravel bike for Bikepacking trips. The frame bag made it hard to access the bottles with a top loading cage. This was the perfect solution. I liked these bottle cages so much I got a set in Matt black for my new Canyon Ultimate road bike. I find the side loading cages easier to use. This will probably be my new go to cage for all my bikes. Like I said expensive but worth it.