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Profile Design Aero Drink System
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- Aero Drink System Bottle
Profile Design Aero Drink System Bottle fits Century and Airstryke handlebars. Fits other handlebars with available adaptor.Single resevoir171 gramsFits other Profile bars with Brackets (WB1605) not included32oz. capacityBPA freeFits Century and Airstryke handlebarsItem SpecificationsColorWhite
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The only real problem with the kit is that the soft clear flexible tubing really smells bad. It also makes whatever you are drinking taste like the tubing. Absolutely horrible. They need to change whatever material they use to make it into something completely different. I usually throw away the clear tubing and cut a piece of clear tubing from my old CamelBak system that had too much tubing. That clear tubing is smell and taste free (even when new). (update 7-9-2014 new CamelBak link the old product was discontinued) Pure Flow Replacement Tube by CamelBak
Also, just to make things clear, you have to buy the Profile Design Aero Drink Bracket to make this system work with whatever aerobar system you use since the width between the bars may vary.
Another issue is that the drink bottle takes up a large portion of space up front. If you have your cyclocomputer (speedo, GPS, etc) mounted in between the aerobars you will need to relocate it elsewhere.
Somehow, this item listed as a "toy" so ignore my star rating with regards to that.
I attached a Camelback bite valve to the end of the straw. This keeps the liquid level up in the straw. I also view it as a safety modification. That plastic straw is placed to pierce my throat in a wreck. That added rubber stopper at the end gives me more confidence I won't end up with a bleeding neck or a punctured wind pipe.
If you are into long-distance tri's, or a road biker that's not afraid of being called a Fred, get the bracket and bottle.
The only downside is that it leaks (quite severely) out of the top. This unfortunately means the front part of the bike gets soaked in sticky sports drinks everytime I ride.