The Mandible is tough enough for any type of use, including mountain bike, triathlon style brackets, and cobble-esque road riding. Designed for lengthy rides, The Mandible is strong but light, and work better than anything else available.
The average American adult watches nearly five hours of television per day. As such, the Arundel Mandible may seem a little over the top, but only to those who watch more TV than ride their bike. Naturally, you don't have to ride 5 hours a day to qualify to buy a Mandible cage, but it's designed for those who do. The Mandible strong but light, had to work, and work better than anything else available.
The sexy curves belie the inherent strength of the Mandible. How can anything so seemingly fragile be so strong, you ask? Because the shape of the arms allows for a smaller cross section, but provides 40% more bottle grabbing power than other cages. It's tough enough for any type of use, including mountain bike, triathlon style brackets, and cobble-esque road riding.
Even with the added strength, the Mandible has been built light by adding a foam core to the construction. Some lightweight cage designs cut out the center portion of the cage in the pursuit of saving a few grams. But when a bottle is inserted, the lower edge can catch on the lower mounting bolt, making an otherwise simple task frustrating. The Mandible's seamless trough prevents this and allows the bottle to slide home without disruption.
The Mandible can handle whatever you have in mind, be it mountain bike racing, triathlon bracket use, or attaching it to your armchair for a TDF watching marathon.