Post by Jan Atienza on Mar 27, 2008 16:07:05 GMT 8
leo, Sir...you can pull out the reservoir (from the bottle cap) for cleaning and filling up of Gel. its a snap-on, same way in pulling out of the plunger. Just give a holler if you want me to post pics
As I mentioned earlier I have one of these bottles , I was not really impressed with the function . But taking into account that my preferences or needs may be very different from another user of this product . What may SUCK for me , may be the bomb for someone else . So to be fair to the product , I will mention what i dislike about it and if it does not seem to be a issue with other users they can go and buy one if it suits their needs .
I initially intended to use this bot for road riding and the occasional tri race . After using it a few times , here is my field report.
It is also quite difficult to determine the amount of Gel being consumed , its reservoir ( based on my use ) can take in two packs of Clif Gel . I normally would like to consume one gel every 45 or 50 min of paced riding , it is hard to approximate what would be one half of the reservoir, as compared to consuming one gel packet every 45 to 50 .
Another frustration is that the gel/mouth cap does not conform with a standard bottle neck.
Although the only reason I wanted it to mate with a standard neck is so that i could use a Polar bottle to keep my water cool . The only reason I wanted to use a polar bottle with the cap is because the water gets warm and unlike regular bottles , I cant freeze it 80% the night before and top it when I go out .
Operation can be cumbersome initially , but I guess with more frequent use it should become easier .
The plus side of this bottle is that it looks nice and could be a conversation piece .
I will use the bottle again and try it out some more , if it ends up impressing me , I will post again and mention its redeeming qualities ( used it twice , threw it in my closet and went back to my Polar bottle)