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Old 01-18-11, 05:27 PM
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Purist WaterGate Bottle

So has anyone bought one yet? If so, do they work as claimed? My local shops are ordering the Specialized logo version first since they are $12 ea.http://www.specialized.com/pl/en/bc/...jsp?spid=48430]

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Old 01-18-11, 05:37 PM
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PVD silica coating would worry me... since I have yet to fill my bottle with tomato sauce not sure why it's there. This BPA scare maybe. I like the design of the one way valve, better than some "other" manufacturers. $12 is average for a single purchase. Still not really digging silica in my system, I guarantee it is going to spall.
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Old 01-18-11, 05:48 PM
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Havent bought one, I like my Camelbak Podiums. Seems to be the same sort of thing with the self-sealing valve, but on sale they can be had for around 6 bucks.
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Old 01-18-11, 06:54 PM
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Podiums for me to. I use baby bottle brushes to keep em clean.
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When are they gonna be $5 and carry 24 ounces?
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What's so special about these?

But my Camelbak Podiums is all I'll ever need
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Old 01-18-11, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by awesomejack View Post
What's so special about these?

But my Camelbak Podiums is all I'll ever need
Because of the silica, no matter how warm the bottle gets, it won't take on the plastic taste. That is the claim anyway. It also won't hang onto other flavors. I'm actually interested and plan on buying one or two. I hate the taste of warm plastic.
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Old 01-18-11, 08:39 PM
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i got some at interbike and no complaints. no mold, no plastic. though i could have sworn the first couple of times i used them they had a very very faint sweet taste.
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If they were insulated like the polar water bottles, I'd be sold.
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