Started by Dixkot, May 12, 2013, 00:27:41 am
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Quote from: Slim on November 07, 2018, 19:13:33 pmOn Monday night, I performed a bidon weight audit.Results are as follows.From left to right: Elite Speeddrink 500ml : 90gSMASH 700ml : 99gZefal 'Magnum' 1000ml : 99gSIS 700ml : 92gHIGH 5 700ml : 83gTesco pink 500ml : 59gSo the ubiquitous HIGH 5 bidon, quite often seen adorning bikes around these parts has an excellent volume : unfilled weight ratio. It's also highly translucent so you can see the fluid level at a glance.The 'Speeddrink' is a well-made item of decent quality and a stylish design, but relatively heavy for its capacity. Nonetheless it's an ethical choice as the plastic it's made of is based on corn oil, and allegedly it will bio-degrade eventually.A personal favourite of mine is the SMASH bidon. I bought it on impulse at Tesco for £3. While it doesn't colour-coordinate well with any of my bikes, it does have a very easy nozzle action, despite being decently watertight.The pink one isn't really a cycling bidon, but it does work. I think that was an impulse buy as well.My personal choice for a long ride though is to use Lucozade Sport in its original bottle - I find that it can be held securely in most bottle cages, it's easy to use while riding, it can be refilled if necessary and the bottle itself is probably less than 55g in weight.I had a really natty green bidon that was a pretty close colour match with the Planet X - no idea what's happened to it. I must have left it on a bench somewhere.
Quote from: Slim on September 29, 2019, 21:14:12 pmSo this year you've done an average of 83 ft of elevation per mile, whereas I've done roughly 40 per mile.
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