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Water bottles. No cages.

Old 06-02-11, 10:35 PM
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Water bottles. No cages.

I have been using this system on the Scott Addict all week. Works great.

Very stable and secure even at high speeds over bumpy RR grade crossings. Let's just say that I have yet to eject a bottle, and my gut feeling is that if a bumpy road is enough to detatch one of these from the magnetic mount, it would probably be enough to eject your water bottle from a traditional plastic or metal cage.

Once you get used to the feel it's quite easy to re-engage the bottle. Very well designed. Lighter than a traditional bottle/cage set up by a few grams, and far more elegant.

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Old 06-02-11, 10:40 PM
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Looks sexy!
Don't know if I'm ready to spend $100 a water bottle system...
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Old 06-02-11, 11:28 PM
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Cool!
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Magnets!
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Old 06-02-11, 11:44 PM
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And you're always going on and on about how Di2 is too expensive.

I've got those same bars and stem on my Colnago, and I love 'em, though.
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I like my color coordinated cages.
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Don't the magnets make the bottle heavier? You run the risk of building a HUGE drinking arm.

Also if two of these bikes are riding together wont the magnetic tractor beam pull them into each other?
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That's a pretty cool new twist on bottles. Admittedly, I personally wouldn't use it, but then again I don't buy new bottles unless they're on clearance for a buck.
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I don't want magnets slowing my pedal stroke down in any way with magnetic pull every time my shoe (steel cleat screws) comes near those magnets. It's the same reason I don't have stem caps.
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Originally Posted by iqbal624 View Post
Looks sexy!
Don't know if I'm ready to spend $100 a water bottle system...
I replace water bottles after they get mucked up by the cages. Within 6-12 months they're so gnarly I get new bottles. These bottles won't get mucked up, they'll last forever. I also think that if this system gets more traction in the market place and volume ramps up, it will drop in price. Essentially seems like a great idea. I like it, very slick. Looks great on the bike. I use the smaller 20 oz bottles, not the 24 oz bottles in the picture. Quite happy with the purchase.

Curious to see if this system interferes with wireless Power Meter transmission signals. I doubt it, the Kenda pro squad is using these and they all have Quarq power meters with wireless signals.
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
I don't want magnets slowing my pedal stroke down in any way with magnetic pull every time my shoe (steel cleat screws) comes near those magnets. It's the same reason I don't have a grip on essential reality.
Fixed.
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It looks like you have to put the bottle back on the mount in a certain orientation (magnet to magnet). I guess that takes some practice.
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Originally Posted by kenji666 View Post
It looks like you have to put the bottle back on the mount in a certain orientation (magnet to magnet). I guess that takes some practice.
It's metal to magnet (magnet to magnet wouldn't work, try that some time). I found it very easy to adapt to, the shape of the magnet mounts actually guide the bottle placement. Quite impressed after a week of riding it daily and drinking a lot in the hot weather we've had here this week.
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a little pricey
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a little pricey
Perhaps, but for something I use that much it strikes me as being worth it.
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What a great solution to....

....a problem that doesn't exist.

I'll have to get some.
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Perhaps, but for something I use that much it strikes me as being worth it.
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
What a great solution to....

....a problem that doesn't exist.

I'll have to get some.
I completely disagree. One of my pet peeves has long been my water bottles looking like they went through a sewer after six months, all because of ugly marks from the metal or plastic cages that hold them.
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It's metal to magnet (magnet to magnet wouldn't work, try that some time).
It most certainly would. Opposites attract.
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Just make sure the magnets are going the right way .
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
I completely disagree. One of my pet peeves has long been my water bottles looking like they went through a sewer after six months, all because of ugly marks from the metal or plastic cages that hold them.
Pcad is worrying about markings on bottles???
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This is the same price as a carbon cage and a water bottle. A lot of people spend money on carbon cages.

If the carbon cages that came with my bike ever crack and the 2 mount, 5 bottle package was $70 instead of $100, I'd be all over this.
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And now you have a place to store your keys when you go on a short ride instead of a jersey pocket.
Other honorable mentions - erasing your riding buddies old school hard drive mp3 player. Screwing with the TV CRT tubes. Wreaking havoc on needle compass gps units. effin with the vet sitting on the corner, you know, the one with the metal plate in his head. No more frame pump in the spokes from Team Cinzano(the magnet attraction is just to strong). Not to mention screwing up everyone's cadence sensor when they get close to you.
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