Water bottle reccomendations?

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jih
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SIS 1000ml water bottle. Then, for most rides, just take one since it holds more than a standard bottle.

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milesthedog
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Delorre wrote:Specialized bottles are awesome!!


x2. I have not leaking issues or taste issues with the Purists bottles - I prefer the 'watergate' lid for leaking/flow reasons

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I like the watergate lids too as I can leave it open without worrying about leaks instead of having to bite dirty nozzles. The soft plastic that's used for the heart valve can have algae growth/black spots that can't clean off after long time use though.

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I really like the Polar insulated bottles. I'm in Florida so I like to carry ice as long as i can. They are ugly but work well and are a standard shape so they work really well in my tune cages. I like the ones with the ZipStream top on it. They fully come apart so you can clean they really well when needed. Also the plastic loop is removable, just a carry handle if.
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milesthedog wrote:
Delorre wrote:Specialized bottles are awesome!!


x2. I have not leaking issues or taste issues with the Purists bottles - I prefer the 'watergate' lid for leaking/flow reasons


i used to think the same!
last year however i bought these => Image

And they leak as hell!
Could it be because i put them in dishwasher after every ride?
Yesterday i ordered some 'sponser' bottles, they should arrive today.

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milesthedog
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by milesthedog

Swannie wrote:And they leak as hell!
Could it be because i put them in dishwasher after every ride?


hmmm, I put mine in the d/w daily as well and mine aren't leaking, though the lining on the inside is wearing off after a year of heavy use and they're starting to taste like plastic... but no leaking even when running and the bottle is shaken like hell while being hand held

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Rapha Bidon will be fine~

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by mpulsiv

Insulated bottles are utterly pointless with unnecessary weight penalty in this sport. Average rider will consume a full bottle within 60-120 minutes. Its irrelevant whether you sweat or not. If you don't finish a bottle water in that timeframe, you are doing yourself a disservice and taking a toll on your well-being. This timeframe is not long enough to justify for its insulation. The delta is ~ 2 degrees in water temperature, even with ice cubes. Insulated water bottles are great if you don't plan on drinking for at least 4 hours.
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mpulsiv wrote:Insulated bottles are utterly pointless with unnecessary weight penalty in this sport. Average rider will consume a full bottle within 60-120 minutes. Its irrelevant whether you sweat or not. If you don't finish a bottle water in that timeframe, you are doing yourself a disservice and taking a toll on your well-being. This timeframe is not long enough to justify for its insulation. The delta is ~ 2 degrees in water temperature, even with ice cubes. Insulated water bottles are great if you don't plan on drinking for at least 4 hours.


Agree for the summer.
But in the winter when it is 2-3 degrees outside I find them quite useful.

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nickf
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I have to disagree. Even without ice when I refill the water just stays cooler, even in that second bottle when I do get to it. Water gets hot when sitting in a standard bottle in 90+ degree heat.

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I agree that an insulated bottle does not offer much in practice. IME a normal bottle with ice cubes is a much better option.

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by mpulsiv

nickf wrote:I have to disagree. Even without ice when I refill the water just stays cooler, even in that second bottle when I do get to it. Water gets hot when sitting in a standard bottle in 90+ degree heat.


Have you done any fundamental tests to claim that it's stays cooler in insulated water bottle? Well, I have (e.g. with ice cubes, without ice cubes, with thermometer inside, in the sun, in humidity) and I'm telling you that delta is ~ 2 degrees.
Define "define water gets hot when sitting". Are you taking your water bottle to the beach and let it sit in the sun?
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by DeLuz

I have used Camelback but don't like them because they grow black mold very easily and leak.
Specialized Purist is the best, no mold, no leak.
I just got an insulated version and really like it, I find it keeps the ice from melting much longer than the non insulated.

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