The Arundel Mandible Water Bottle Cage holds your bottle with two slender arms that create a smaller cross section yet provide up to 40% more bottle-grabbing power than other cages. The Mandible is a design perfectionist's dream: more strength in a smaller package. Arundel offers their minimalist cage with minimalist graphics: No colored decals here.
You can use the Mandible for road, mountain, cross, or triathlon. Arundel knew that their new Mandible cage couldn't be just another fanciful design with a new logo and a crazy name created for the sole purpose of adding another item in their catalog. The Mandible had to work, and work better than anything else available. Not only does the cage design increase holding power, Arundel lightened the structure by adding a foam core to the carbon cage. Most cages simply cut out the center to save weight. Typically, this process exposes the mounting bolts and arm edges and makes it hard to slip a bottle in or out. The Mandible's smooth, three dimensional form leaves nothing for the bottom of a bottle to catch on when you pull it out.
The Arundel Mandible Water Bottle Cage is available in four colors -- Gloss Carbon, Matte Carbon, Oil Slick, and White Out.
Yes, it's probably the most expensive bottle cage you've seen.
Is it worth it? I think so, let me tell you why.
This work of art is the Ferrari of water bottle cages simply because it's sleek, lightweight, and it performs. Arundel offers the cage in several finishes to match your fancy steed and has minimal gravitational pull due to a minimalist carbon fiber construction. Here's where it gets set apart from the rest: Security. This cage will not drop a bottle no matter what you put it through. I've thoroughly tested this cage on the underside of a downtube through tons of descents littered with rock gardens. Guess what? Still have every filthy bottle. Can't say I've had the same luck with others.
I am actually quite happy with this cage it looks great on my pinarello, it does what is supposed to do holds the bottle nice and tight but very easy to slide in and out.
The cages look fantastic and have great retention. Only quip I have is some of the molding material was still attached, and needed to be sanded down.
...actually I was quite disappointed by the finishing quality of this product. Looked like they had not been through the production finishing stage after molding. arm edges were not straight and and different thicknesses, need some filing to look somewhat decent. Not exactly what I would expect to have to do. I am sure they function okay with their renowned bottle retention but not the finished product that I would expect from this level of product. ...feel like sending them back.