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66 or 74... what's the 411/consensus on water bottles?(8 posts)

66 or 74... what's the 411/consensus on water bottles?Akirasho
Jan 1, 2004 12:22 PM
... thinking of picking up a couple of Elite Ciussi Patao carbon cages... but am konphuzed on the whys and wherefores of two different bottle diameters (66mm and 74mm)...

What's the word ladies and gents? Alleviate my ignorance.

Be the bike.
74 is standard bottle sizeCritLover
Jan 1, 2004 1:23 PM
And the 66 is the small diameter bottles that only a few companies produce (mostly Ciussi I believe). Almost all the teams in the tour use the 66 size (correct if I'm wrong), but since they can pick up bottles from team cars it's no problem. If you go on a long ride, you can't possibly carry the same amount of water that you would get with standard size bottles. I think that's why Ciussi finally made them in the standard size, it was too limiting with the special size bottles. I like the way they look, but I drink too much to even consider them.
Thinner and taller - same volume....TFerguson
Jan 1, 2004 4:38 PM
Add copy (not fact) from WCP:

"The Bajiji bottle features a smaller diameter than standard bottles but contains equal volume. Its innovative, thin profile is easy to handle, less obtrusive on the bike and allows for quick access to hydration while pedaling to keep pace with the peloton."

Me thinks....Dave Hickey
Jan 1, 2004 1:26 PM
Elite has special water bottles for the 66mm cage. The 74mm is for standard bottles. That's my story and I'm stickin to it.....(I think:-)) I know Elite sold small team logo'd water bottles for their cages so I assume the 66mm is for those.
Zefal bottles have a 74mm diameterB2
Jan 1, 2004 3:26 PM
I typically use the Zefal water bottles and they measure 74mm accross. I just purchased a couple of the Arundel cages for $22 on ebay and the Zefal bottles fit nicley. What size is "standard"? You got me.

My favorite cageDave Hickey
Jan 1, 2004 8:04 PM
Did you pay $22 total or ea? Either way a good deal. I have them on two bikes and love them.
My favorite cageB2
Jan 2, 2004 7:52 AM
They were $22 each. I wish they were $22 for the pair. With retail at $40 and no discounts available (to me), $22 sounded reasonable and I ended up being the successful bidder. So what the heck, I'm now the proud owner of two Arundel cages. A nice accessory for a carbon frame!

I'll stick with my 750ml Tacx/Campy bottles nmDougSloan
Jan 1, 2004 4:47 PM