Unlike most bike bottles, the Clean Bottle unscrews at the top and at the bottom. The goal? To make cleaning it out easier.
Released in mid-April, initial feedback has been mixed. Some folks are stoked and others believe it addresses a problem that doesn’t exist. One commenter on my preview article asked “[E]ver hear of a bottle brush?”
I’ve been testing a Clean Bike Bottle for more than a month, and my verdict is in: This is the best water bottle on the market. On the bike, it doesn’t leak. The seal on top and bottom is robust. Mixing up a protein shake in the bottle with vigor? Still leak-free. Lay it on its side for a spell and nary a drop escapes.
For cleaning it out, unscrew the top and the bottom and go at it with some suds and a sponge in the sink. In 30 seconds, it’s squeaky clean whether you had protein drink in the bottle or an electrolyte mix. Sure, a brush would work, too. But it would take longer and potentially not be as effective.
My only complaint is that the BPA-free material the bottle is built from is stiffer than most bike bottles. You have to give it a good squeeze to get your liquid out.
At 22-ounces, the Clean Bike Bottle is roughly the same size as most tall bike bottles. And at $10, it’s about the same price.
If your local shop doesn’t carry them, the bottles are also available directly, and the company offers free shipping if you buy more than four.