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    Why can't "they" make a water bottle that doesn't leak?

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    Humans have developed the ability to send man to the moon ... and bring them back safely. They can probe the deepest depths of the ocean basins and cure most diseases that plague the surface of the earth.

    Why can't the powers-to-be make a cycling water bottle that doesn't leak?

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    Camelbak bottles don't leak.
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    Quit using the gimme bottles from your bike store, mass events, etc. My Polar bottles don't leak.
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    My Triplex bottles don't leak. http://triplex.es

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    Mine all have holes in them. Luckily I can use the holes to squirt water into my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    Mine all have holes in them. Luckily I can use the holes to squirt water into my mouth.
    I have mine drilled out to save weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo spiff View Post
    i have mine drilled out to save weight.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    MY water bottles don't leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Camelbak bottles don't leak.
    I have some camel baks and they are terrific. Just the other day I was marveling at the fact that the valve was open in my gear bag and not a drop!

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    Purist bottles don't leak either. I purchased mine from Hammer Nutrition

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Camelbak bottles don't leak.
    +1 Even when you drop them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etw View Post
    I have some camel baks and they are terrific. Just the other day I was marveling at the fact that the valve was open in my gear bag and not a drop!
    Ditto on their Podium Chill. It's my bottle of choice now, after years and years of everything from basic bottles to Polars. I even had a Columbus tubing logo'd bottle with the kind of pop-off cap shown in Snydermann's photo. I'd forgotten all about it. That really takes me back.
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    Tacx Shiva bottles .... No Leak!

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    I'm working on emptying a box of wine. Then I can bring a gallon of water with a handy spigot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    Ditto on their Podium Chill. It's my bottle of choice now, after years and years of everything from basic bottles to Polars. I even had a Columbus tubing logo'd bottle with the kind of pop-off cap shown in Snydermann's photo. I'd forgotten all about it. That really takes me back.
    I use their "Big Chill" bottles because in the summer here, you need both the insulation (it really helps) and the extra volume. My only issue with them is they are bit expensive to toss to the side of the road in a long race, and a bit big for the jersey pocket when I need three bottles.
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    And here I thought that all water bottles were the same. Boy, am I dumb. I'll hunt around and get some "real" bottles. Thanks for the tips guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terex View Post
    Quit using the gimme bottles from your bike store, mass events, etc. My Polar bottles don't leak.
    +1

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    The cheapo bottles work fine for me. Where are your bottles leaking?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Cheapo bottles are great for everyday riding. I get at least one of them every time I do a charity ride and now have a bunch of spares. However, on long distance rides, I like to use my Polar bottles as they keep the water and electrolytes cooler longer.
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    Ditch the water and try beer ....

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    I know, right?
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    I just get one from the convenience store. They don't leak.

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    Only bottles I have had leak were the "FREE" ones given out at events. But I don't pay a fortune my mine either. Just ordinary Plastic bottles that catch my eye in the shops. Must have at least 20 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruin11 View Post
    Purist bottles don't leak either. I purchased mine from Hammer Nutrition
    The Purist bottles are made by Specialized and yes they don't leak.

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