Old 09-07-16, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by lightspree View Post
No need for them to be heavy.

No need for them to be expensive.

No need to slosh, or be scummy -- in fact, it's easy to design it to be less sloshing than conventional or over-a-century-old and often scummy water bottles.

No need for these not to move from bike to bike.

Old designs become dated designs.
Less expensive, more ergonomic, able fit into a dishwasher and readily replaced at W-Mart or your LBS than a simple Bidon? Not so much.
Don't count on a land rush kickstarter campaign.

Classic designs endure because they have been proven to meet all requirements of use in service, in this case for over a century in racing, touring and MTB.

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