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Get aero and stay hydrated
The question that seems to be on many peoples minds when preparing for a time trial is, 'Where should I mount my water bottle?' If you're opting to go with a rear hydration system, just to be a little more aero, rethink your decision and throw down a few dollars for the Arundel Chrono Water Bottle and Cage.
Barely wider than the average downtube, the Chrono has a fairing effect proven to make your bike more aerodynamic than having no cage on your bike. Setting itself apart from other cages, you'll find the Chrono cage doesn't hug the bottle, but rather, the bottle is molded to snap into the cage. No cage arms sticking out across your downtube means substantially less drag -- it's an elemental part of the Chrono's near-invisible profile. The bottle clicks in and out of the cage with ease, and when the bottle is in the cage it won't eject from it.
If you've been time-trialing with one of those bulky between-the-aero-bar bottles with a straw sticking out of it -- it's time for an upgrade. The Chrono is more aero, less clunky, and it contains more than enough water for a 40km TT. The claimed combined weight of the Arundel Chrono Bottle and Cage 120g. The bottle holds 22oz.
- Logo serves as improved grip for confident handling
- Countersunk surfaces on the bottle provide a seamless interface with the cage
- Carbon fiber cage keeps your machine light and fast
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Bottle is launched when going over pretty typical/normal bumps. During the start of my ride I went over a pretty tame edge of pavement and it was launched, with my buddy who was following barely able to dodge it.
Since it was brand new, I was hoping it was just a rare occurrence and continued using it. Later on in the ride, same thing, a pretty minor bump and it was launched again, flying out into the street. It's a nice bottle, but unfortunately very unsafe and unusable due to the bottle ejecting behavior.
Good for NICE roads only
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This works great on a TT or Triathlon bike when you are riding on NICE paved roads. Throw a small bump and be assured that your water bottle will go out flying!!
Wine tour or TT? Get this guy.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Chrono was outlawed by the UCI ages ago, but when you are taking your road bike on a wine tour, the only governing body is your conscience. The carbon Chrono cage is light weight and stylish, so you never have to hem and haw over extra grams your stainless cage has and worry about them holding you back as you teeter up the hills in Sonoma, your mind a little glazed over from "tasting" too many wines. Was it the Chardonnay or the Sauvignon Blanc that set you over the edge? Were those hints of lavender or rose? As you reach for your Chrono water bottle to refresh your palette you can rest assured you'll find it securely held in it's cage.
If you are just a Triathlete looking to save a few grams, it does alright too.