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Great holder but paint could be better.
on September 19, 2014
Other reviews have stated that it transfers paint, or the paint comes off, and so on. True, it does, but so far only on the inside of the cage, the outside looks great still. I don't know if this is a powder coated piece (guessing not) but the paint does rub off, although it seems to have stopped so far for me and no long comes off on my bottles.
The cage holds things in place tightly and the plastic clip on the top allows for easy in and out. I can't yet speak to the longevity of the clip but it seems sturdy enough to me. The white is a gloss white and really shines when clean. I have a 2014 Trek 1.5 that is black and white and these accent the bike perfectly.
The weigh 38 grams each, which is relatively light weight but not as light as others. I have fit everything from my son's sippy cup (he made me do it!) to a 20 oz and 24 oz water bottles with no issues. Well the sippy cup was loose but I only rode for about 50 feet with it in there.
The gap between the mounting bolts is HEAVENLY if you are trying to clean the bike. I hated having to shove a rag in that gap or remove the holder just to clean, this design is so money if you want and like to have a nice looking bike.
I have a friend with the same holders and he has had his for 3 years now with no grip loss to them, so I am expecting the same. Currently have about 300 miles with these on the road bike and have hit some rough patches of road with nothing falling out.