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    Water Bottles

    Do they make one that don't make water tast like crap? If they do please tell me where I can get them.

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    Recent posting on this but if you have bottles and they don't taste good- Put just a touch of cordial in to disguise the taste.
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    I like the Polar water bottles. I bought mine at Wal-Mart.
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    Look for "specialized" on the bottom of the bottle. They use a plastic that doesn't have a taste.
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    Water is suppose to taste like crap when you are biking.
    Just Kidding

    I use water bottles like Dasni or some other cheap bottled water that fit my cage, there are many different type, they last a long time. I just refill them till they look bad, then pitch it.

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    Tried Jamesons?????????? It fits into a bottle rack and doesn't taste like crap. Can't guarantee your mileage, but you will have fun..........................for awhile.
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    I don't taste anything from Specialized bottles, either. but I don't taste anything from ANY bottles, so that may not be a recommendation.

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    Put beer in the bottle?!

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    I was just looking at bottles today, they had one called "Soma" that was clear and more ridged plastic that was supposed to not leach chemicals. I didn't buy it because you couldn't squeeze it like the soft bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by card View Post
    Tried Jamesons?????????? It fits into a bottle rack and doesn't taste like crap. Can't guarantee your mileage, but you will have fun..........................for awhile.
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    Double shot of Bombay blue, tonic and a slice of lime and your bottle will be just fine. Like nursing from momma again. You may fall off the bike after a mile or two though.
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    The north face hydration pack!

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    I've had good luck with the Specialized water bottles.

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    I picked up 2 "California Innovations" from Academy for $6 a piece and they have an insulated jacket and strap, I cut the strap off.
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    I like California Springs bottles. They have that "old school" look and are pretty good at keeping the plastic taste away.

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    Soma bottle adds no taste and is squeezable enough for me.

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    If you put crap water into any bottle it will taste like crap.

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    I must be the slob of the bunch here....haven't tasted a horrible plastic tasting bottle in some years. But, on a warm day, the water/drink gets so tepid anyway who can tell. Of course, age dulls the taste buds.
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    I use Nalgene On-the-Go bottles. Nice polycarbonate bottle, and the flip-cap over the spout keeps nastiness away from my lips. And the finger hole means it's much harder for me to drop them.
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    Thanks! I think I will try the poler bottlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl View Post
    I use Nalgene On-the-Go bottles. Nice polycarbonate bottle, and the flip-cap over the spout keeps nastiness away from my lips. And the finger hole means it's much harder for me to drop them.
    but they don't squeeze....
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    I like the Polar bottles because they're insulated, squeezable AND they now come in 24-oz size that still fits standard cage. About $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    but they don't squeeze....
    No they don't. I don't care for the squeeze bottles with the stupid rubber nipple. I'd rather have something I can tip back and pour down the hatch. I can get more down between breaths that way.
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    Different strokes. I like the soft rubber spout. I can pull it open with my teeth and squeeze the bottle for a quick blast of water without breaking stride.

    I mentioned Specialized bottles because I know they are good, but really, other than a couple of cheap-o giveaways, I haven't come across a bad tasting bottle in a few years. The plastic they use now works fine. I think some people's chemistry makes them react in different ways.
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    I use Specialized and Polar bottles and a Camel Bak and have no issues with taste
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