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Old 04-02-14, 07:22 PM   #1
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Kool Koala Bottles added to my new ride

Just a quick little thumbs up for a new water bottle system that I have been using for the last couple weeks on my new 520 touring bike. These babies have a magnetic ring that holds them in place while you ride. Now, I haven't taken 'em on a trail yet because we still have 2' of snow on the ground-BUT we have tons of potholes and uneven railroad tracks that I've gone over, and I must inform that I am impressed! Not once did either of my bottles pop out of its cage. It was so nice to not have to look down while I was riding to put the bottle back in the cage-just get it close and "click" it's in! To be fair and upfront and to leave no loose ends- I do not work for this company, nor were they comped to me for a great review. I am just a regular joe that appreciate cool stuff.....and this is. Check them out at KOALA BOTTLE | The Magnetic Bottle Then try 'em out for yourself.
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Old 04-02-14, 07:34 PM   #2
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The concept is cool but the bottles themselves aren't exciting. If they could go with something more similar to the Camelback Podium system it would be better. Not having to touch the valve with your lips to get water out is so great. Less mold + less funk = better water! Add on a cool but functional system for putting the bottles back and you have a winner.

One quick question have you used them as a 3rd cage under the down tube?
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Old 04-03-14, 03:10 PM   #3
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looks like the common Specialized bottle , they got a ring & snap in cage made ... thats it .

At least the ring around the bottle is able to be moved to another bottle when the bottle cracks into shards
Ive had them do that ..


I lay a toe strap under the cage when I put it under the downtube,

that secures the bottles there well , cinch down the toe strap ..

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Old 04-03-14, 06:55 PM   #4
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I go over awfully bumpy stuff and never lose my water bottles. Most cages either have a tab or you can slightly bend the cage to hold the bottle securely.
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