Ever noticed at your average gravel event / race, that water bottles have a tendency to eject? This phenomenon doesn’t apply to all riders, particularly those who use Arundel Dave-O Carbon or King Titanium bottle cages. There may be one or two further good candidates, but if you’re unfortunate enough to have a sub-standard bottle cage, you’re used to ejecting bottles.
For those inconsiderate riders who leave the garbage pickup (shame on you) to the race promoter or volunteers, invariably, one or two bottles end up in the woods and out of sight. Well, what if there was a biodegradable bottle that could mitigate this issue a little?
“Elite Cycling (long-time makers of the World’s lightest cycling water bottles) proudly releases the JET — a new water bottle made of biodegradable plastic material, that maintains the impeccable performance Elite is known for.” – Elite Cycling
“The JET is manufactured with an innovative plastic material treated with a special additive, making it possible to lower the time it takes for the bottle to decompose when entering the regular industrial composting cycles.”
“Thanks to this additive, the microorganisms responsible for the biodegradation of materials attack the polymeric chain of the plastic, thus significantly reducing the time it takes for the bottle to degrade (3 months – 5 years). This is something that regular plastic products can’t do (general estimation is 100 – 1000 years for decomposition).”
“The JET includes the innovative Elite cap also included in the FLY bottle, which is characterized by an ergonomic design and made in multi-materials. The soft, odorless and tasteless push-pull nozzle ensures abundant and easy liquid flow, which is key for competitive purposes; as it’s very easy to open and close in the midst of a race. The cap is quick to unscrew (ideal for easier cleaning and/or refills) and has a snap-fit safety opening to dampen any accidental collision should it come into contact with wheels.”
“The JET’s structure is distinguished by a new sophisticated sporty design, with the innovative cap with push-pull nozzle in thermoplastic rubber and a bottle body contoured with a smaller diameter. Therefore handling it is easier under any circumstance; removing it from the bottle cage is also quicker, and undoubtedly more stable. The standard 74 mm diameter of the JET ensures it can be used with all the commercially available bottle cages.”
Odorless / Tasteless / Safe
“The rubber valve of the bottle boasts an innovative odorless technology, designed to effectively prevent any smell or altered taste of the bottle and the liquid inside. Elite has always been synonymous with research and cutting-edge materials used to manufacture its products, therefore the JET contains no substances that are hazardous to human health (BPA free).”
“Available in three sizes (550, 750 and 950 ml) and 4 colors, the JET combines the best in quality and performance (such as lightness, abundant liquid flow and tasteless nozzle), all the while integrating the use of biodegradable plastic material to lessen the environmental impact of the bottle.”
More information about the JET and Elite’s product line can be found at www.elite-it.com.
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This is all well and good, but please give us a bottle with a durable dust cap!
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