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    Want to buy bigger bottles

    I'm looking for some larger (>20oz) water bottles. I've carried 3 bottles before in a race and would really prefer to just carry two larger ones.

    Any recommendations? right now I'm using the generic Specialized water bottles.
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    Specialized has a 24 ounce version of their big mouth. I think it's just called "big mouth" while the 20oz bottles are "little big mouth"

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    camelback has some bigger bottles. they work nice (though not as nice as specialized imo)

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    I've got the Specialized 24oz (not that i've measured, but from comparing my bottle to the photos it appears to be the larger version)

    Is there anything out there with more volume?
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    Camelbak.
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    i'm looking here: http://www.camelbak.com/en/sports-re...n/bottles.aspx

    and the largest I see is 24oz
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    thanks umd!
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    Those that UMD linked to would seem to be nice but what size bike would you need for those to fit? I know that I have seen people on 54cm bikes have trouble with the 24 oz bottles? The extra 10 oz of water would be welcome on some longer rides/races when there is no support...
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    CAAD9 54cm

    there looks to be enough room in my frame
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    It's "umd" not "UMD"

    I have a 54cm frame and have a good amount of extra clearance for my bottles. I have no idea how much bigger thoze Zefal bottles are though. Most people's clearance issues are getting the bottles in and out, and for that there are side-loading cages.

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    Polar 24 oz insulated bottles. Fit in a Tacx cage nicely, but are kind of long (I ride a 61 cm).

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    32oz Gatorade bottles -- nice thick, rubbery material; never crack, work great! Six for $9 + S/H


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I've got the Specialized 24oz (not that i've measured, but from comparing my bottle to the photos it appears to be the larger version)

    Is there anything out there with more volume?
    Quote Originally Posted by saratoga View Post
    Polar 24 oz insulated bottles. Fit in a Tacx cage nicely, but are kind of long (I ride a 61 cm).
    Yeah, cause 24 > 24

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    Fred bottles? No thanks; I’ll take a feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBHoren View Post
    32oz Gatorade bottles -- nice thick, rubbery material; never crack, work great! Six for $9 + S/H

    [IMG ]http://gatorade.elsstore.com/app/images/product/pop/05200049093p.jpg[/IMG]
    won't work with my cages:
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I'm looking for some larger (>20oz) water bottles. I've carried 3 bottles before in a race and would really prefer to just carry two larger ones.

    Any recommendations? right now I'm using the generic Specialized water bottles.
    large bottles loosened my cage eyelets on my CAAD 9. shop had to re-tighten. ymmv
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    seems like bigger bottles have more tendency to bounce out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    yeah, cause 24 > 24
    24 > 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman View Post
    24 > 20.
    you missed where i said my bottles are of the 24oz variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman View Post
    24 > 20.
    Pay attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    you missed where i said my bottles are of the 24oz variety.
    I assumed last guy was referencing the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    I assumed last guy was referencing the original post.

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    but.... he quoted.... ugh nevermind
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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