1 litre water bottles

mikeradar
mikeradar Posts: 43
edited December 2011 in Road buying advice
Does anyone know of any 1 litre + capacity water bottles that fit in a normal bottle cage?

Otherwise, what do you do if you need to carry 2 - 3 litres of drink on a ride?

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  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    I get through one standard bottle every hour or so in the summer (a lot less at the moment) so 3 litres is a long ride. On something like a century I would just take 2 bottles and plan to stop off somewhere and have a break, even just 10 mins out of the saddle for a quick 'comfort break' and a stretch out helps me zip along afterwards and enjoy the ride more. I think this is my long winded way of saying "plan ahead, work out where you can get some water (most cafes will let you top up from the tap for nothing provided you buy a coffee or cake, etc.) and take a few quid.

    If you are riding across a desert then I can't help you :)
  • marcusjb
    marcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Hmm - don't know about large capacity bottles that fit in normal cages - but how about cages that can take large bottles?

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/topeak-topea ... -prod9970/

    There are a few out there that can take a pop bottle or whatever.

    As above, unless you're riding across a desert, you shouldn't need to be carrying 2-3 kg of water with you - I carry a lot (I think) with 2 * 750ml bottles. That pretty much sees me through everything. Here in the UK, you're usually going to be ok - cafes and pubs will always oblige if you've bought something from them; if you see someone working out in their garden they will often oblige if you ask nicely. It's rarely going to be a problem unless you're really heading out into remotest Wales/Scotland etc.
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    As above - refilling works for me too.

    I now carry some of the hydration tablets with me also on long rides. Not as nice and also dearer than the Torq Lemon & Lime drink i bought 3kg of, but beats plain water
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    marcusjb wrote:
    It's rarely going to be a problem unless you're really heading out into remotest Wales/Scotland etc.

    In which case there is probably a stream to be found somewhere (usually just after a descent and just before a climb :lol: )
    Faster than a tent.......
  • majormantra
    majormantra Posts: 2,094
    If you need extra water that badly you can always pop a bottle in your jersey pocket. Or if you're a complete dork (or a triathlete) get some butt-rockets:

    pd_a_rm1_angle_1_wht.jpg
  • Why not just use a Camelbak?
  • Bobbinogs
    Bobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Why not just use a Camelbak?

    Have you strayed in from the dark side?? :)
  • yakk
    yakk Posts: 589
    Hi, I use one of these:
    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sis+1+ ... hAeH2OS3Cg

    Managed to find a rubber sealing ring the right size as it can leak a bit, but works well for me with that. Nice wide neck for cleaning.
    Yak
  • @Bobbinogs You may be right that I would need to plan, it's just that often I don't like stopping for cafes and having to faff around carrying a lock. It is an option though.

    @marcusjb If there are 1l - 1.5 litre bottles that open easy without unscrewing, that could be an option! Again, a bit of a faff when I want to revert back to normal bottle cages though. I'm currently doing 7 hour hilly training rides with two 750ml bottles and a camelbak with 1.5 litres in - I tend to drink more than others I know.

    @MajorMantra I've been looking at butt rockets, I've heard that most of them come loose and the bottles can fall out? Something like the XLAB turbo wing http://www.xlab-usa.com/products/rear-c ... -wing.html looks more robust though.

    @NickintheLakes Yup, that's what I currently use but I find it uncomfortable after about 4 hours :-s

    @Yakk I tried the 750ml sis bottles and they leak everywhere for me :-(
  • alan1
    alan1 Posts: 15
    Halfods sell 1ltr elite bottles they fit in normal cages, I bought a couple for longer rides.
  • alan1 wrote:
    Halfods sell 1ltr elite bottles they fit in normal cages, I bought a couple for longer rides.

    Is it this one you have? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_760823_langId_-1_categoryId_165633#dtab

    How do you find them, are they durable, do they leak, are they easy to use?
  • majormantra
    majormantra Posts: 2,094
    mikeradar wrote:
    @MajorMantra I've been looking at butt rockets, I've heard that most of them come loose and the bottles can fall out? Something like the XLAB turbo wing http://www.xlab-usa.com/products/rear-c ... -wing.html looks more robust though.

    Yeah, that was only a semi-serious suggestion, they do tend to be a bit rubbish - they're called butt rockets for a reason. Also if you look too much like a tri-dork roadies may shun you. :wink:

    Honestly, it's not worth carrying 3kg+ of water. There's always a village shop or a petrol station you can nip into and I can usually figure out a way to keep a line of sight to my bike whilst I do it. I never carry a lock on my rides.

    Slightly OT but if anyone is shopping for normal sized bottles, Camelbak Podiums are fantastic. They don't have the horrible plastic taste and they have a very neat always-open always-shut valve. I'll never go back.
  • Bobbinogs wrote:
    Why not just use a Camelbak?

    Have you strayed in from the dark side?? :)

    Aw shucks - just not used to things round here and my head is addled as I'm still trying to get used to the notion that my penis will shrink 2 inches if I get a triple chainring. :P :D

    Some things are hard to understand.
  • i have 2 of the SIS 1 litre water bottles, they fit fine and i have had them in 3 different bottle cages on diff bikes. wouldnt be without them!
  • juggler
    juggler Posts: 262
    Elite Max Cincio - 1 litre bottles and fit standard bottle cages... also extra cache as an Italian brand name.
  • alan1
    alan1 Posts: 15
    Yes thats the 1s work fine and you can get them with covers to keep muck of the teat, had them for a good few years no probs


    mikeradar wrote:
    alan1 wrote:
    Halfods sell 1ltr elite bottles they fit in normal cages, I bought a couple for longer rides.

    Is it this one you have? http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_760823_langId_-1_categoryId_165633#dtab

    How do you find them, are they durable, do they leak, are they easy to use?
  • moonshine
    moonshine Posts: 1,021
    Try a Lucozade bottke
    http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalo ... CHQQ8gIwAA
    this fits at a push... I don't ride with one but we have a couple in the house & I've just checked, it fits in my elite bottle cage on the seat tube on my 54cm felt F3, but it is too long to comfortably fit the downtube bottle cage
  • Ok I've just ordered two Zefal ones: http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Zefal-Magnum-16 ... _42168.htm

    We'll see how they go and I might get the lucozade ones too.

    The halfords elite ones are a bit pricey at £8. I don't know how you make water bottles last for years, mine last for about 20 rides before they leak / become too stiff / get generally mangled up.
  • I use 1ltr bottles. I have a couple of elite bottles and i was using 1ltr lucozade bottles (blue ones) they were abit tight in the cages but never posed any problems.
  • satanas
    satanas Posts: 1,303
    The Zefal Magnum bottles are about 900ml and are often about the biggest that will fit on some frames, and not overstress lightweight cages. They are excellent, and it's easy to clean them, or to add ice cubes or drink powder.

    Otherwise, there are pictures in the documents on SJSC's website that show 1.25l PET bottles in standard size Profile Kages, and it's easy to get lids with drinking spouts for normal PET bottles, at least here in Oz where many bottles of sports drinks - and even water - come with these.
  • nodman7
    nodman7 Posts: 142
    COPPER585 wrote:
    i have 2 of the SIS 1 litre water bottles, they fit fine and i have had them in 3 different bottle cages on diff bikes. wouldnt be without them!

    same for me, got them from ribble i think
  • redvision
    redvision Posts: 2,958
    i know these aren't 1l but they are great value for money
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/wiggle-800ml-water-bottle/