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A few months ago when I bought my road bike, I bought absolutely loads of accessories. I obviously bought a cage for my water bottle but wanted to ensure that the water bottle would actually fit in it securely. I couldn't visualise the one I already had at home and whether or not it was the correct size so I figured for the £3.99 they were charging in the shop, I'd buy one from them anyway.
My husband is more into cycling than I am and had used a few of the ZipVit products before. They mainly sell protein drinks, energy bars, that kind of thing and he had been using the Recovery Drink by them,ó so when I saw the water bottles and how many different ones they sold, I grabbed the ZipVit one as I was familiar with the name.
It wasn't till I got home and started inspecting my haul that I realised this isn't any ordinary drinks bottle! It's actually what the manufacturer calls 'an innovative bottle concept', as the plastic construction is made with bacteria resistant plastic to prevent the bottle from smelling or holding the colour of the liquid in the plastic. I like to drink energy drinks when I'm on my bike but sometimes I'll prefer just plain water so although I didn't actually intend to buy a bottle with this benefit, it's actually really important to me! I hate when I start drinking water from a bottle and it smells of orange juice and has a slight taste to it. Yack!
The valve to drink from is made from a soft material so isn't uncomfortable to drink from. It's also easy to hold and you can get a solid grip on it while still riding as the ergonomic shape with indent to grip near the top make it easy to hold. I had used another bottle which I found very difficult to grip and keep hold of when I was riding. I often had to stop to take a drink, which isn't ideal and this bottle allows that I can easily take it out of the cage while riding, but also don't have to worry about losing my grip of it.
Its safe to pop in the dishwasher and is also BPA free, which is actually really important. Given that Canada have now classed it as a Toxic substance, and it has widely been banned in the use of baby bottles, it's amazing how many adult drinks bottles and food containers actually contain this hazardous for our health substance.
The translucent bottle means to easy to see how much fluids you still have left on your ride. Something I struggled to gauge when I used a bottle with a solid colour. I used nearly all of my water and I wasn't even half way round my 15 mile circuit so this bottle allows me to ration myself a little easier!
Fits in all standard sized cages.
For 3.99, it's easy to see why this is popular with Pro riders.
Zipvit Sport Elite Water Bottle. Water Bottles. Zipvit Sport Elite Water Bottle - Pop your favourite sports drink into one of our great looking Zipvit Sport bottles. An innovative bottle concept from Elite, with bacteria-resistant plastic construction to prevent odour or tainted flavours. Feat ....