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My water bottle is so 1860's

Old 09-01-18, 06:40 PM
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My water bottle is so 1860's

all the bottles i have and the ones i see in the local stores suck. when i take a swig i need to lift my head up to get a gulp, then nod back down to get it down. what do you use? i'm thinking i need something with a built in straw. no camel backs, seems far to uncomfortable to me, like riding wiht a back pack.

as an aside, when i'm chugging up hill (today 2000', average 6%) after a swig i sound like i am about to pass out, holding my breath for a few RPM's is really tough. where i am at (reno,nv) it is hot and dry. today was a nice 90ish and 18% humidity. what kind of bottle do you use to help the fluid go down without having an aneurysm.
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All of my bottles pour, no "straws".

I've been using a Contigo bottle lately. Most of their bottles fit in bike bottle carriers quite well, although metal in metal will rattle.

The stainless insulated bottles do a much better job at actually insulating than the plastic insulated water bottles. It can be nice to actually have cool water.



None of mine came with straws, but I have seen some models with straws.

I have a couple of other bottles. Larger capacity is good for the longer, hotter rides. So, for super-sizing, the Zefal Magnums. They do have a slight taste, and are aren't perfect, but hold a whole 33 oz, 1L.

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1860s tech.

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Fun Fact: No plastic in 1860.
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Just add straws and champagne.
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I've seen a guy with a bottle holder in the front of his Tri or TT bike with a straw sticking out so that he could drink in the aero position.
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Originally Posted by woodcraft
1860s tech.

You could add a hose to that and toss it into your Camelback.
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Where's my electric bottle that uploads my ounce per minute to strava?
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How is sucking your drink up through a straw going to be easier when breathing hard than pouring it in using a regular water bottle?
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Technique. Drink from the side of your mouth (not front). Raise bottle but not your head. Keep your eyes on the road.
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If you wanna look like a real pro, keep pedaling the whole time, as you grab the bottle, take a drink, and then replace it in the holder in a single smooth movement.
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Originally Posted by spelger
all the bottles i have and the ones i see in the local stores suck. when i take a swig i need to lift my head up to get a gulp, then nod back down to get it down. what do you use? i'm thinking i need something with a built in straw. no camel backs, seems far to uncomfortable to me, like riding wiht a back pack.

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Sounds like your drinking problems are more a matter of desperation than what you're drinking from. Seriously. I've had the same problems you describe - know exactly what you're talking about - but it doesn't happen when I'm taking it easy, or at least NOT desperate to get a drink. Take more frequent sips before you get thirsty, don't wait until you have to take gulps - drink early and often!
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I've taken to doing what I see the pros do. Instead of grabbing the bottle in the normal way, I grab it with my thumb at the bottom. Sort of upside down. I find it easier to tilt the bottle up.
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Another thread on how to drink water.
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I suspect he mostly wanted to tell everyone about his 2000' climb (at 6% average grade, mind you). The water was only of secondary importance in the larger scheme of things.
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster
Another thread on how to drink water.
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Some people do it a lot.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Some people do it a lot.
Drink water or disappoint? Both??
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Just go James Hayden Transcontinental style-- full-triangle frame bag with a 3L bladder in it.



You can see the Camelbak tube coming up next to the stem.
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Originally Posted by datlas

Drink water or disappoint? Both??
I'm disappointed you had to ask.
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I want a reservoir, a drain, watertight connections, and a reverse osmosis system to reclaim, um, excess water.
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I was on a ride recently with a gal who had

a tube from her down tube bottle up to the bars so she could drink without

changing position.

It looked like it was commercially produced, not home made.

Triathlons R US is probably the place to ask....
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Not gonna lie, on on the river trail I see the folks with the Xlab Torpedo, and I'm often like, "Yeah. I get that."

I'm just not ready for that kind of commitment.
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Originally Posted by Colnago Mixte
If you wanna look like a real pro, keep pedaling the whole time, as you grab the bottle, take a drink, and then replace it in the holder in a single smooth movement.
People stop pedalling to drink from their water bottle?

Who knew!
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I use aluminum Camelbak Eddy bottles.

Pros: Very well insulated. I've left them on the kitchen counter after a hot ride and there's still ice in them two days later. And I like the "straw" design, no tipping your head back to drink.

Cons: the cap has an air valve of some kind (presumably required to make the straw work, I guess?) that can be fidgety at times. Sometimes it can get plugged up to where you can't drink out of it without loosening the cap slightly. (I'm not coordinated enough to drink while moving, so this isn't as big of an issue for me as it might be for some.)
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Originally Posted by Dean V
How is sucking your drink up through a straw going to be easier when breathing hard than pouring it in using a regular water bottle?
don't know. but would like to try. i like the metal insulated bottle holder another poster mentioned. a cold drink sounds nice. it gets hot here and my frozen water becomes quite warm in a short amount of time.
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