I have two pairs of Elite Ciussi cages. One with the button tabs, the other with the gel. The gel does a little better job of gripping the bottles. However, it does depend on what bottles you use. Some work better (such as the Camelbak Podium). I use Polar insulated 24oz bottles in the summer. I never have lost one, but due to their height I sometimes look down and they are inserted in the gel cage at at angle so I have to reach down and straigten it out. Probably more of an issue if you race. These are strong, sturdy cages, made in Italy. Bend them once and they stay in shape. I noticed that some pro teams used them for Paris Robaix, so I guess that speaks for itself. The only downside is they are heavy for todays standards. They won't leave marks on your bottles if you keep the gel buttons clean. I have a box in my garage full of bottle cages. These are my fav, even with a small weight penalty. You don't have to worry about losing a bottle, or breaking a cage. And for the price, they are a really bargian. One biggy, is they look awesome.
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