So I was really happy to find a convenient and affordable way to get water!
The Flexr bottle is pretty much just a bottle with a very long straw.
With the Flexr Bottle, all you needed was your normal water bottle cage.
Also, the bottle comes with liners, so you can put in your mixed protein/carbohydrate liquids in your bottle, and don't have to worry about getting mold or a funky smell.
Just toss out the old liner each time. The liners are pretty cheap, and I only use it when I have mixed drinks in there. I don't worry about it when I use water.
Step 1: Measure out how much tubing you need
Step 2: Strap the tube on
- Now the kit comes with Zip ties, but this prevents you from removing the straw to clean it. So I use Velcro Straps. You can find Velcro straps pretty cheap at any stationary store, or my favorite - Amazon!
Step 3 - Cut and put the mouth piece back on.
- Make sure you position the mouth piece correctly. You have to bite down to get the water to come out, so if its the wrong side up, it'll never open.
And now you have Hands Free Water on your bike :-D
Other alternatives to hands free water....
- An Aero Bottle but you needed aero bares for it to work, which I didn't have.
- Or a Speedfil (almost $100) which also needed to be installed on your bike (more $) and is pretty much the same idea with a very long straw.