Solid cages. Hellish expensive but should be strong enough to hand down to your grand kids. Same category of quality parts as Thomson posts and stems. Made in USA as far as I know. Could use a little more adjustment, like the Velocity cages, but the super light weight puts it in the realm of carbon fiber or plastic with much-much-much better lifetime. If you can justify $250 for a saddle, than buying a set of these King cages should be a no brainer.
Had this cage for 15 years now. and is still s perfect like when i got it. no color change or cracks in it.
U can get a Carbon cages maybe 2-3 grams lighter , but do they last so many years ?
wear & tear ??? titanium does not crack or oxide .
Summed up: If i would need a new cage this is the one i would get.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Works for: Road Bike, Touring, Mountain Biking, Road Riding
March 08, 2012
reviewed by: jhhall1
Great cages. These things are super light weight but that's not why I bought them. I like the fact that they don't mark up bottles, are strong so won't start to bend out of shape, and a huge bonus is that they look awesome. Nice job guys!
Not my first Ti King cage and not replacing the one I have been using for several years. Since that one shows no sign of wear and works great I am just adding a second cage to the Ti bike it will go on.
I recently purchased an additional cage for a new mountain bike from Tree Fort (28g actual weight). I have an 11 year old set that has made its way onto several different road bikes in that time frame. Before finding these cages I wasted money on several different manufacturer's carbon and plastic cages. Some wore out after a season, others held bottles loosely and rattled, several imploded and dropped bottles (once off the front of a race with 20 miles and no feed zone to go).
In my opinion this cage is one of the best upgrades you can make to any bike. They certainly will outlast whatever bike you bolt them on. Stop waffling, buy it, and go ride.
I've had a King cage on my MTB for years and never lost a bottle. After some Specialized carbon cages wore out on my road bike (@26,000 miles) I decided to replace one with a King. Hey, the King was within two grams weight of my carbon cage and I know it will last for the rest of my life and the price at TFB is the same as most carbon cages.
Simply the best bottle cage ever made for a mountain bike...lightweight, holds secure, almost indestructable...finally had to replace one of my two King cages after years of hard riding and harder racing...Bite the King Cage bullet once and never think about bottle cages again.
Whats there to say, it's a Ti water bottle cage. It looks good, American made, and it's Ti. Sure it's $50 but if you're looking for this particular item the price shouldn't really be a shocker. I'd have no problem picking up another one or even recommending the Stainless Steel version also made by King.