The Stryke cage sets the standard for value in a lightweight cage design that is durable and securely holds your bottle. Made from injected, molded nylon and fiberglass, these cages are virtually indestructible. Mounting hardware included. It's no wonder we sell tons of these.
Best cage for the money. Used mine for years with no problems. Obviously the folks who break them are rough on their equipment and should go easy on the torque. Light as a feather, cool styling and dirt cheap. How can you go wrong?
I have had the same 2 stryke cages on my bike for just over 3 years now. The other day I rode over a big pothole and the cage fractured in 3 different places around the mounting bracket and the bottom tab even broke off. I will admit that I was going 25 mph and had an almost full 24 oz bottle in the cage which I found laying above the bottom bracket. Recently I have had a bottles ejecting from the cage on the seat tube. My conclusion is that the plastic on these cages will weaken and become brittle over a period of years of use. I also think that extremely cold weather weakens the plastic on these cages quickly. Aside from these issues my stryke cages have been very reliable up until this point. Morale of the story is spend more money for a carbon cage if you do not want to replace your cages every few years but you will not go wrong spending 5 bucks on this cage though.
Cannot understand why so many people have had a problem with this cage. Had two of these on my bike for aroung 8 months now and they have taken the punishment of around 3x30mile+ rides each week. So far they are showing no signs of failing. I can only think that the problem with the bolt hole failure is down to overtightening, maybe. They are cheap, very light, and do a decent job as far as Im concerned.
Its tough to argue against a $6.00 cage thats sub 40g! When I bought mine (2) I had no extra money after my bike purchase and intended to upgrade later. Now I keep hoping theyll break so I have an excuse to do so, but I must have received and unusually sturdy pair. I use 240z bottles and dont baby these in any way - 5000 road miles on one and some seriously abusive technical, mountain riding on the other. No problems!
The best bottle cage you can buy. Totally indestructible, dirt cheap and looks good. Ive had mine for 5 years and theyve been trouble free.
Just adding more wood to the fire of what others have noted. This is an absolutely terrible product that simply doesnt last. I honestly cannot fathom how Profile out out a product that is so bad.
I bought six of these cages and have been through three already. They last about 500 miles before breaking. The plastic is brittle and cant take the constant stress of the bottle going in and out of the cage for drinks. The cage breaks around the bolt hole. Im now using round washers between the plastic and the bolt head to try to distribute the stress and make the cages last a little longer. Too bad Specialized doesnt make the old style black nylon cages anymore - they were darn near indestructible.
I second the earlier review. I had one of these cages snap apart at the bolt hole. After playing around with the broken cage I discovered that other areas of the cage are quite brittle as well - it would have eventually failed elsewhere. Profile will replace it, but only after I ship them the broken cage.
Do not buy this cage. I have been through 5 in this season alone. It is cheap plastic/nylon and it cracks at the base all the time.