You don't really need to close it. It won't leak unless you squeeze it. Best bottle ever IMO!PegLeg said:I picked up one of these at REI the other day. It is 24oz. while I have been using 28oz. bottles. I don't care for the twist valve on the top at all. I used the bottle 3 or 4 times and tossed it in the box of unused bottles in my garage and went back to the old bottle.
As DB mentions, you don't close it unless you're shaking it really hard. Once on the bike it's to be left open all the time. It won't leak. My only complaint: a little too fat for Tacx Tao cages.I don't care for the twist valve on the top at all.
These have done a great job cutting down on all the Gatorade that was getting splashed on my downtube. I use the cap with the Polar bottle. Worth the extra doughDIRT BOY said:
Unless you want/need insulated bottles. Then POlar bottles with the Camelbak Podium tops.
The Camelback Podium bottles work well with Elite Patao cages. Or Performance SS (probably similar to King SS). I just bought some new Elite Ciussi Gel cages. I freeze my bottles in the summer. I had to shove the Camelback bottles in and waited until they started to thaw before I pulled one out the get a drink. Stainless steel cages are a little more elastic. And once you bend them to shape they stay there.funktekk said:
free's always good, but during a group ride last night I gave a big, desperate, (just crested a big hill) squeeze to one of our sponsor donated water bottles, and was rewarded with the top popping off and short, refreshing shower. But I was still thirstyAndrea138 said:Free ones!