There are many carbon fiber water bottle cages on the market. Some are known for breaking or allowing the bottle to "eject". Arundel makes primarily water bottle cages so it is important to them to design a cage that securely holds the bottles along with being light weight with good aesthetics. The Dave-O could be 20 grams instead of 30, but then it would loose bottles and not be as strong. Also, Arundel been testing their cages since October of 2000 and have made countless modifications and improvements along the way.
Each cage is made in a compression mold. Layers of fabric are placed in the mold by hand, the mold then goes to the press where it is subjected to temperatures around 250 degrees and pressures close to 1000 psi. You can ride with confidence knowing that the latest in quality control and manufacturing techniques are implemented to produce the Arundel Dave-O carbon water bottle cage.
I removed my $6.95, 37 gram Minoura Dura Cages and replaced them with the Dave-Os. I tried to justify this in my head through a myriad of bizarre rationales. ("Ill shave 14 grams and itll only cost me $100 bucks!") There really is no great way to justify it (except the speed increase, of course), but still I couldnt be happier with these cages. Light - Beautiful - Rock Solid.
These are the best cages around. They hold your bottles with a death-grip, but are still easy to access. The weight is amazing and the price is fair. These cages with the new CamelBak Podium bottles is a summer combination that wont miss. Ive tried Tacx Tao cages before, which look great and match my R3, but, they only seem to hold Tacx team bottles well. Shop bottles, and such seem to never quite site properly, not good when racing. My only gripe is the antiquated logo! I can live with that though.
Best cage out there. Solid. You will not lose a bottle from this one yet its easy to get bottle into and out of.