|hands-free water bottle?||Grand Pooh Bear|
Aug 22, 2001 2:31 PM
|I am currently using a Profile Aero Bottle on my aerobar, but since I have hardly touched the aerobar this year, I am contemplating removing it. I think I remember seeing a traditional style bottle with a "straw" that comes up the downtube up for hands free drinking like the aero bottle. Anyone know who makes it if at all. I have a hydration system, but do not like for road riding and prefer not to reach for a bottle if possible. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.|
|gravity working the wrong way||flatlander|
Aug 22, 2001 2:57 PM
|Seems it would be to hard and to much work to suck water from your bottle cage on your down tube to your mouth?|
|Don't think you can suck that hard, but...||cory|
Aug 22, 2001 3:48 PM
|I vaguely remember something about the force needed to move water up a tube, and I think you'd need more vacuum than I can generate to get it from a water bottle in the standard location. Even if you could, think of all the air you'd have to move before you got to the liquid.
What about using either a handlebar-mount bottle cage (Nashbar used to sell them; I've got one around somewhere) or a behind-the-seat cage? Somebody used to make a clamp-on thing that held two bottles right behind the saddle.
|gravity working the wrong way||Skip|
Aug 22, 2001 3:54 PM
|Shoot, use a small battery powered electric pump; push of the switch, instant thirst quenching reief delivered right to your mouth.|| |