You have carbon in your soles, your handlebars, maybe even your bike frame—now add some to your water bottle holder. The super lightweight Blackburn Camber CF Cage features a flared mouth to make sliding in your water bottle a bit easier, so you can stay focused on the road ahead. Side ribs hold your bottle in place, and a bottom cradle adds support and strength at a spot where carbon cages tend to fail.
Snob alert - I'm generally against water bottle cages on bikes, because they wreck the aesthetic, and disrupt the lines of an otherwise beautiful frame. Awesome thing about the Camber though, is that it's a very attractive cage in itself, and one designed well enough that it will not eject your bottles after a few hundred meters on a rough road. Thankfully it weighs next to nothing, and comes in some very clean colors and finishes, and should thusly play nicely with whatever crabon fibre hooptie you mount it to.
I'm not even going out on a limb to say this is the best carbon water bottle cage on the market. I have NEVER heard of a lifetime warranty on anything carbon and Blackburn offers it. Buy it, you'll love it.
This cage is lightweight, stylish, and functional. It does a good job holding my bottles without accidently falling out of the cage. The colors mixed with carbon weave match any carbon frame really well also.
Great cages with a lot of color options to match up your bike. These are light and do the job well. Your $$$$$ bike deserves these.
nice for image, makes the bike look sweet. clearly a luxury buy though
Love the flat finish, functions great for a lightweight bottle cage.
works great and holds the bottle nice
I've never written a review before... but I had to for these. I've had these cages for 2 months / 3,000 miles. I've lost bottles repeatedly, and during races... they're dangerous. I was out for a chill, solo ride last week and went over a SMALL bump, and a bottle came out and went into my rear wheel. I almost went over the handlebars, and instead ruined my Ksyrium SL wheel (rim got bent as bottle was smushed between rim & chainstay.
I genuinely think these are dangerous. Learn from my mistakes: loose bottles are a hazard to you and the people around you. Don't get these.
Anyway, they're beautiful but they just don't work. That being said, RealCyclist has been GREAT helping me to get these replaced.
It's nice & light, but with a 24 oz bottle filled it doesn't have enough holding power. I've used it as a BTA & on the saddle of a Tri bike and in both positions it fired bottles out much to my dismay. On a normal road bike application it's probably fine, but not in tricky locations.
They look great, and that's worth something. They only do their job passingly well though. I've lost bottles from both of mine while going over rough patches of road. It hasn't been constant, probably a total of 5 times over about 1200 miles, but it's enough to be irritating. I used 3m double sided foam tape to put pieces of rubber shims on the inside of the cages, and I haven't lost a bottle in about 500 miles. They're fairly light but so are cheap aluminum ones. In my opinion, there are much better places to shave off weight than cages.
This is an okay cage, holds the bottles okay. Not a super product.