I bought 3 of these... They are not as sturdy as the one I am replacing. First ride the cage gives so that the bottle is not held as securely as I would like. The cage bends too easily.
I got one of these my mistake when my LBS replaced a stipped water bottle cage boss on my bike. He added on a Comp cage. I took it off when I got home and threw in a box with about a dozen other cages I have tried. I got tired of having my water bottles work loose and tried the Comp cage. Works great. Strong, holds bottle, works well with the Camelbak Podium bottles. It's not high tech carbon, stainless steel, ti, or some other space age material. It's just a sturdy cage that has been around forever. I just ordered another one.
Have both a black and red on my KHS Flite bike to match the logo and lettering scheme. Red is more of a crimson color which is very attractive. More of a comfort race bike, I wasn't concerned about the extra grams over carbon,especially now that I am aging. I did get my left pant leg caught on the one on the downtube several times pedaling, which bent it slightly, I bent it back and haven't had problems since.
Really like the color options. Got two red ones for our red tandem bike. These fit standard bottle holder mounts. So now my wife will have a place to hold her water bottles when we hit the trails.
The Blackburn Competition bottle cage arrived quickly and well packaged. The finish coat was smooth and without blemish and the mounting holes lined up perfectly. I was able to bolt it on and have been using it for about 250 miles. It holds my water bottle snugly (even over rough pavement, holes and bumps), hasn't scared or marked any bottles and still looks good.
I definitely recommend this bottle cage.
I recently bought one of these to replace a much fancier plastic bottle cage that although more modern looking never held onto the bottle very well. I'm much happier with this one. It is what it is. classic design and its REALLY light! for aroung 5 bucks i don't think you can get a better cage than this one. I plan on getting these for the next bike i purchase as well. Hasn't scratched my bottles yet either. I'd recommend this product to anyone.