Water bottle recommendation

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SamD
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Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Location: near Antwerp, Belgium

by SamD

Anybody has experience with fitting the v3 Camelbak Podiums (21oz / 24oz) in Supacaz Fly Cage Ano bottle cages?

I'm interested in these cages and I wonder whether the v3 Camelbaks fit tight in there. I live in Belgium so it should be able to survive some cobbles every now and then. I'm now using Specialized rib cages. These have a raised part near the neck of the bottle to lock Spesh bottles in place. This raises the top of the Camelbak bottles a bit from the frame as they don't have this indent.

Re: the bottles themselves, I've been experimenting with bottles, tried Camelbak v2 first, then v3, tried Spesh for easier cleaning but the leaking issue is the most irritating one for me (especially when I bring bottles in my jersey pocket / when I ride on my smart trainer / when it drips on my white bike frame). Therefore, I'm now going full Camelbak v3, no leakage, cleaning the v3s is still a chore but better than v2s...

justonwo
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Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 9:16 pm

by justonwo

I hate my Camelbak Podium.

Purist all the way. I prefer the MoFlo lid because it delivers a lot more water at once and is easier to clean. Watergate restricts flow too much.

You can buy the caps separately, by the way.
2020 S-Works Roubaix AXS Red (Zipp 303 NSW)
2020 Ultimate Evo 10.0 AXS Red (DT Swiss PRC-1100)
2020 Pinarello Dogma F12 AXS Red (Enve SES 3.4 Disc)
2006 Cervelo Soloist
2018 S-Works Camber
2019 S-Works Epic

Retired: 2014 S-Works Roubaix

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Flowy
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Location: Germany

by Flowy

I started using elastic titanium waterbottles from keego.at. They are taste neutral because of the titanium no sugar will stay insite the bottle.
So no plastic is used which is also a good thing. But they not cheap but hopefully last longer than the normal plastic bottles and are more healthy.

To clean up waterbottles I use dental cleaning tablets. Pretty cool tabs loosen all the nasty stuff insite the bottle cap. Also nice to clean other things, my wife loves them 😊

jellejanssen
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Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:23 pm

by jellejanssen

The tablets is a good tip, thanks

justonwo
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Joined: Mon May 30, 2016 9:16 pm

by justonwo

Flowy wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:47 am
I started using elastic titanium waterbottles from keego.at. They are taste neutral because of the titanium no sugar will stay insite the bottle.
So no plastic is used which is also a good thing. But they not cheap but hopefully last longer than the normal plastic bottles and are more healthy.

To clean up waterbottles I use dental cleaning tablets. Pretty cool tabs loosen all the nasty stuff insite the bottle cap. Also nice to clean other things, my wife loves them 😊
The shape doesn't look great for a water bottle cage. How well does the cage hold it in?
2020 S-Works Roubaix AXS Red (Zipp 303 NSW)
2020 Ultimate Evo 10.0 AXS Red (DT Swiss PRC-1100)
2020 Pinarello Dogma F12 AXS Red (Enve SES 3.4 Disc)
2006 Cervelo Soloist
2018 S-Works Camber
2019 S-Works Epic

Retired: 2014 S-Works Roubaix

Flowy
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun May 10, 2020 11:37 am
Location: Germany

by Flowy

Use it on a XC MTB with a side loader cage from Syncros. Never had an issue or dropped the bottle.

Hexsense
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Joined: Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:41 am

by Hexsense

Flowy wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:47 am
I started using elastic titanium waterbottles from keego.at. They are taste neutral because of the titanium no sugar will stay insite the bottle.
So no plastic is used which is also a good thing. But they not cheap but hopefully last longer than the normal plastic bottles and are more healthy.

To clean up waterbottles I use dental cleaning tablets. Pretty cool tabs loosen all the nasty stuff insite the bottle cap. Also nice to clean other things, my wife loves them 😊
This is weightweenies. List the weight of this bottle please.

Flowy
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Joined: Sun May 10, 2020 11:37 am
Location: Germany

by Flowy

The Keego 1st generation which I have is 95g. The 2nd Gen is 90g. (750ml)
To compare - My Camelbak Isolated Podium Ice bottle is 143g.
The Keego bottle have also an isolation effect, keeps the water in the summer longer cold.

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ms82
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Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:29 pm

by ms82

This Keego bottle looks nice. I could save money and weight on bottle+cage combo. How would you rate it? Would you buy it again? And why - because it is not plastic or because it has other benefits?

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