Clean Bike Bottle

We’ve all been there: looking skeptically at a bike water bottle that appears new-ish from the outside, but questionable on the inside. And everyone but David Mayer, a cyclist and entrepreneur, didn’t do much other than use said bottle or toss it. Mayer created a bottle with a removable bottom to aid in cleaning dubbed the Clean Bottle. It debuted last week at the mountain bike festival, the Sea Otter Classic.

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The Clean Bottle

“The idea for Clean Bottle came to me on a bike ride,” says Mayer. “Earlier in the day I went to grab my bottle only to find it looking like a science experiment gone wrong! It was impossible to clean so I had to throw it away.” Right then it dawned on Mayer that if he had access to the bottom of the bottle he’d be able to clean it.

Thus is the main feature of the Clean Bottle. It has a leak-proof, screw-off bottom. It is made with non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. The Clean Bottle retails for $9.95. But the company is currently offering a 20% discount to online shoppers. This deal might save some money in the short run. The Clean Bottle may help you save money in the long run — and keep some plastic out of the landfill or recycling bin for a little longer.

—Stephen Krcmar

Posted by AlK - 04/24/2010 11:28 AM

Clever idea at a reasonable price, although I’m always wary of extra seams that can potentially leak. But really, did you ever hear of a bottle brush?

Posted by Gary - 04/25/2010 05:03 PM

There are times when I am too lazy or weary of using a bottle brush. I will give these bottles a try at the current discount price.

Posted by bob - 05/19/2010 02:44 AM

The real trouble area for mold growth (threads)have been doubled w this bottle.
Just use soap/water and a bottle brush after every ride.
Takes a few seconds.
Sheesh.

Posted by John - 07/23/2010 07:07 PM

Never have had a dirty bottle in my decades of cycling. I fill, skake, then fully flush out my bottles after every ride with some liquid dishwashing soap mixed with a few drops of bleach and of course water. But what do I know? For starters, I’d never use that pop out fishing tackle “gruppo” crap called Shi_mano. Talk about junk.

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