Author Topic: Specialized Purist bottles  (Read 4295 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ericm979

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,294
  • Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Specialized Purist bottles
« on: October 02, 2011, 07:27:37 PM »
These are the best damn bottles around.  The coating on the inside of the bottle works.  Until you drink from one of these you don't know how much plastic regular bottles put in your drink.  HEED tastes so much better out of these. 

The valve works well.   It's easy to turn on and off and when on it won't drip.  And you can disassemble it to clean it.
 
They even rubberize the rim of the cap so you are less likely to drop the bottle.  They are a little heavier than Camelback Podiums but I can deal with that.

The biggest problem with these is that the local shops can't seem to get any, and they are expensive.   But I recently found out that Excel Sports has them for a pretty good price.  They only have clear 22oz and clear and white 26oz bottles, and they have the Excel logo on them, but I can deal with that.  The 26oz bottles are larger than the usual 24oz "large" bottles, which is good on long rides... if they fit your frame.

shovelhd

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 07:28:50 PM »
This should be in the review thread.

ijen

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 07:38:31 PM »
I saw a bunch on the side of the road during the tri. I knew I should have stopped!

ErichM

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2011, 11:41:07 PM »
I bought a couple recently and agree.  They seem to be about the same shape as the Camelbak bottles, have the same great spout, but are far easier to open/close than the Camelbaks.  The water tastes great, though I didn't mind the water from the Camelbak bottles.


Great bottles.

Offline umd

  • Waving
  • Forum Friend
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 5,333
  • Location: Santa Barbara
    • Strava Profile
    • Blog
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 12:20:28 AM »
I've been a convert to the podium chill bottles lately. If they made a purist chill, I'd be there...
Vicelord: if I stay in the right position I could win any of the races I've been in
---------------------------------------------
Vicelord: Stop being dicks to me.
ls01: then man up
Herbie53: ok, but vaginas tend to attract a lot of dicks

Quel

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 07:45:47 AM »
I almost bought some of these the other day to replace my Podiums, but I didn't really want to have the bike shops logo plastered on them.

makel

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 08:41:01 AM »
Sometimes I'm lazy about cleaning my bottles out. I've been thinking about switching to these.

shovelhd

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 08:48:59 AM »
Don't do that, no matter what bottles you use. Keep them clean, dry, and run them through the dishwasher every once and a while.

Offline ericm979

  • 1,000 and up!
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 1,294
  • Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2011, 03:34:59 PM »
Even cleaning after every use and periodic dishwasher trips, can't keep my podium bottles clean.    I can get most of the black gunk out of the bottle using a brush but the nozzle is another problem.  I can't figure out how to take it completely apart without destroying it.

The purist bottle coating is great but it doesn't make the bottle 100% mold proof.  I got a little in one bottle and had to use the brush on it (gently).  But it came right out.

shovelhd

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2011, 03:49:55 PM »
Have you tried a bleach and Dawn solution? Fill it to the top and let it sit overnight.

I only own one Podium bottle which I got from my MS ride and haven't even used it yet, but this is what I do with my regular bottles every now and then.

Offline Seth

  • 2,000 and up!
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 2,059
  • Location: Okrahoma
  • Member
    • Strava Profile
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2011, 04:22:46 PM »
It would be nice to order some custom Purist bottles for the team. I bet custom aren't cheap tho and I am cheap so that would likely not work.

Quel

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 05:01:46 PM »
The biggest problem with these is that the local shops can't seem to get any, and they are expensive.   But I recently found out that Excel Sports has them for a pretty good price.  They only have clear 22oz and clear and white 26oz bottles, and they have the Excel logo on them, but I can deal with that.  The 26oz bottles are larger than the usual 24oz "large" bottles, which is good on long rides... if they fit your frame.

BTW, you can order directly from Specialized's website.  I've ordered tires directly from them before.

makel

  • Guest
Re: Specialized Purist bottles
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 05:23:16 PM »
Even cleaning after every use and periodic dishwasher trips, can't keep my podium bottles clean.    I can get most of the black gunk out of the bottle using a brush but the nozzle is another problem.  I can't figure out how to take it completely apart without destroying it.

The purist bottle coating is great but it doesn't make the bottle 100% mold proof.  I got a little in one bottle and had to use the brush on it (gently).  But it came right out.

You can pull the top nipple off, just run it under warm water. I use a q-tip to clean under the silicone membrane. Everyone once in awhile I soak them in a bleach water solution along with the bottles, like shovel said.