Scratch resistant water bottle – is there such a thing?
Even though the road bike season is over for me due to salt nasties, I can’t help but keep the modding / pimping & pointless spending on it! 🙂
Bought a rather nice S-Works Carbon cage for the beast.
In the interest of wanting to keep it looking good I wondered if anyone makes a scratch resistant bottle?
Its just, my old cage & bottle now looking a bit tatty – just canny be having that! 🙂
Alan.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
BUT it will get scratched bouncing down the road as it falls off each time you ride over a pebble. IME.
Not in my experience at all, got two fitted to my hardtail and two fitted to my tripster roadie/cross thing and never lost a bottle yet despite riding down very rooty/rocky descents.
When i used to ride wi normal bottle cages/bottles i’d lose them all the time, i don’t ride wi a hydration pack btw.
The Vincero set-up is a novel design and very functional piece of kit in my opinion.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
Yeah….. seriously – I’ve never dropped a bottle yet despite banging and crashing down some decent Galloway hills, and round dalbeattie stanes etc, so far i’ve only used the 500ml bottles on my mtb as they generally last a few hours or i can always top them up from a decent stream or hill spring, i’ve never tried the larger 750ml bottles off road yet but they’ve worked fine on the road bike without any movement or suicidal leaps from the mount.
Mine snap into place wi reassuring “thunk” and need a tug to free them out of the mount so perhaps the moulding around the metal disc in your bottle was a bit dodgy, i know they have changed the bottle design from the original red capped version.
EDIT : I’ve just checked my bottles as i have 4 of the original 500ml red capped bottles and 2 new 500ml + 2 new 750ml versions with the black capped improved valve system (much improved) and the metal disc insert on the bottles is far more pronounced on the new versions so i guess it makes better contact wi the frame mount/magnet? – give the new bottles a try before you write it off
Perhaps i’ve been lucky or maybe i ride like a big mincing wuss but i’ve had nae probs wi them at all.Posted 4 years ago
EDIT : I’ve just checked …the original 500ml red capped bottles… new 750ml versions with the black capped … metal disc insert on the bottles is far more pronounced on the new versions so i guess it makes better contact wi the frame mount/magnet? – give the new bottles a try before you write it off
I might do, thanks. I have a 500 ml red/ oranges one.Posted 4 years agoamediasSubscriber
TBH its more the cages I don’t want ruined.
My title is a bit crap really, probably should of read:
Which bottle is less likely to ruin my carbon cage….
thanks for the clarification Alan, please find my amended post below:
do people seriously worry about this kind of thing?
scratched bottle cages…. 😯
😉Posted 4 years ago
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