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Old 06-27-15, 03:44 PM
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Good water bottle?

Anybody have suggestions on a good water bottle? The one I have now leaves the water tasting like plastic. They don't all do that , do they?
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Old 06-27-15, 04:20 PM
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They vary. Camelbacks seem pretty good to me.
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Old 06-27-15, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
They vary. Camelbacks seem pretty good to me.
+ 1. Most waterbottles as far as I'm concerned work pretty well but the camelbacks are a cut above esp. with the valve system.
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Old 06-27-15, 04:31 PM
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+2 on Camelbak bottles. I've been using them for several years.
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Old 06-27-15, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sleepydad View Post
Anybody have suggestions on a good water bottle? The one I have now leaves the water tasting like plastic. They don't all do that , do they?
Thanks
I like my Polar bottle
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Old 06-27-15, 05:09 PM
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Be careful about bottles that say BPA-free. Some of them just substituted BPS for BPA. BPS is even worse than BPA.

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Old 06-27-15, 05:34 PM
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Try the 'Purist Hydroflo' bottle, best one I've ever used and adds no plastic flavor to the water, made with resins instead of BPA plastics. They also have a spill proof mouthpiece.
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Old 06-27-15, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by trainchaser View Post
Try the 'Purist Hydroflo' bottle, best one I've ever used and adds no plastic flavor to the water, made with resins instead of BPA plastics.
Bicycle water bottles are generally made to be squeezable - these plastics were never made with BPA.
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Old 06-27-15, 06:43 PM
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My water bottle I use everyday I ride are from an event in 1995, The Specialized Cactus Cup. 20 years old, and still working. They hold water be it warm, cold, or iced.
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Old 06-28-15, 06:13 AM
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I like the bottles from REI that have a well defined "waist." Makes them easy to handle. I don't know about the taste, I'm not very particular as long as it's wet.
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Old 06-28-15, 07:00 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I just hate that weird plastic taste. I will look those bottles up and read the reviews. Thanks again
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Old 06-28-15, 07:24 AM
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I'll vote for the Camelbak bottles, as well. I have been using their Podium Big Chill bottles for several years now, and I really like them.
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Old 06-28-15, 07:26 AM
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I just switched to a "Purist" bottle and love the clean taste. They are available with different brand labels, such as Specialized, Whiskey Parts Co, etc, but all are marked "Purist" somewhere on the side. Prices range from $11-15, so they aren't cheap, but so far I think mine is well worth $11. Since all plastics break down with age and sun exposure, I wouldn't use one more than a few years. I'd certainly never use one 20 years old, like TheManShow!
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Old 06-28-15, 07:33 AM
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Add a squirt of lemon juice to your water.
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Old 06-28-15, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sleepydad View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. I just hate that weird plastic taste. I will look those bottles up and read the reviews. Thanks again
I've been known to leave water in the bottle after a ride and forget to refill with fresh water before the next ride. In that case, the water will definitely taste like plastic. The old water also may contain carcinogens from the plastic. Sorry if this info is too obvious to be worth mentioning.

Some folks say they put warm drinks in their water bottles. Bad idea, for the reason stated above.

A hot-weather tip I remember hearing: Slip a wet athletic sock over the bottle. The wetness will evaporate during the ride and keep the bottle contents cooler. The drink will taste better and probably be healthier.
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Old 06-28-15, 09:11 AM
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Sigg and Zefal Aluminum, they're a no taste imparting, epoxy Lined . caps let air in to easily let water out, without squeezing.
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Old 06-28-15, 09:25 AM
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Camelbak Podium insulated and non insulated here. They work perfectly and I toss in the dishwasher when done.
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Originally Posted by rolandk View Post
Camelbak Podium insulated and non insulated here. They work perfectly and I toss in the dishwasher when done.
This, except for the dishwasher. I just rinse mine with water and leave them upside down in the dish rack to dry.
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Another vote for purist. Western Bikeworks sells theirs for something like $7, if you want to try one on the cheap. I have the insulated version (x2) and I find it does a lovely job. Water left in one for a month still tastes like water.
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Old 06-28-15, 11:49 AM
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Camelbak and any Purist bottles, including those from Specialized. One of the LBS's shop branded bottles are Purist.
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Old 06-28-15, 04:17 PM
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Camelback Podium

Been using them going on 2 years with no problems
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Camelback Podium Big Chill insulated 25oz bottle. Once I found these the rest of my water bottles became obsolete. They rule!!!

https://www.camelbak.com/en/Canada/Sp...hill-25oz.aspx

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Old 06-29-15, 06:18 AM
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I use a stainless steel bottle I got from Walmart. It is the same size as the large plastic bottles. It even has the neck down area so it works fine in the bottle holder. No plastic taste of course, and should last forever. And----it only cost $4.50.
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Old 06-29-15, 07:21 AM
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Kleen Kanteen stainless steel work well.
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The big bugaboo is leaving water in bottles. If you dry them (as best you can) after every use, most bike bottles don't taste like plastic.

In the summer I prefer insulated bottles (keeps water cool and palatable until I drink it). I've found Polar bottles to keep water cool longer than similarly sized Camelbacks.
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