A new kind of bike water bottle

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    Jul 19, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    I just ordered 2 of these online from REI. It's a 24-oz water bottle with a bottom that unscrews for easier cleaning. It's also BPA-free, called the "Clean Bottle."

    Of course the top rack of the dishwasher will clean a water bottle perfectly well, but when on the road and overnighting it's not so easy. Especially if, like me, you put something like Gatorade in one bottle, and water in the other.

    So I thought I'd try them, they'll be here next week with some other bike goodies, see how they work in the new composite Bontrager bottle cages I got this weekend. I note the indent for the cage isn't too sharp, might be a retention issue, but soon will know.

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    Jul 20, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    Smart design. The "bottom that unscrews for easier cleaning" might catch on in other areas. icon_wink.gif
  • FredMG

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    I use a mild bleach solution. In bike bottles and water bladders. It's the old school "take care of your gear" ethic instead of getting the latest new bling and sending the old stuff off to the land fill.
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    Jul 20, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    eh, I like my old ones that leak a bit, so when I go over the rough part of the road, just before I hit the highway, it's like a little auto-bukake.

    ew, I tossed a half-empty one that had a bit of additive, into the back of the truck after a sail and just fond it this morning. It was all black inside icon_redface.gif Cleaned out just fine in the dishwasher.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    Clean bottle has been around for about 2 years now, IIRC.

    I tried one (a give away) and to me it was a solution to a non-existent problem. I clean my bottles after each ride, but I suppose if you are a bit lax in that department, then they could fill a need. Plus they are very $$.

    I didn't have an ejection problem, but didn't really test it for that.
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    Jul 23, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    mindgarden saideh, I like my old ones that leak a bit, so when I go over the rough part of the road, just before I hit the highway, it's like a little auto-bukake.

    ew, I tossed a half-empty one that had a bit of additive, into the back of the truck after a sail and just fond it this morning. It was all black inside icon_redface.gif Cleaned out just fine in the dishwasher.


    haha, leaking bottles, such a classic.
    when i buy a new one, i almost miss getting gatorade sprayed all over when i take a sip .