If you’ve always enjoyed biking as a sport or as an outdoor activity, chances are that you will want to ride your bike more often in the current as well as upcoming seasons. You, more than anyone, would appreciate how irritating it gets when you have to reach down and fumble for a water bottle to quench your thirst. And worse, when the water is all over, you have to reach out for refills. If you haven’t figured out an easy solution to this common problem already, here is a really cool VelEau bicycle mounted hydration system that will double your bicycle’s water carrying capacity and save you the trouble of looking down or leaning over to reach for a bottle.
The VelEau bicycle mounted hydration device is just like a CamelBak system that ensures a steady supply of water from a tool pack that is attached to the rear portion of the bicycle seat. It is capable of holding up to 42 ounces of water that is supplied to the rider via a tube directed alongside the bicycle frame. The tube ends in a valve that binds securely to the handlebars by means of magnets. The two magnets keep the tube from slipping and falling off. Retractable magnetic reels allow the rider to access the bite valve. The reels are made of 3-ply nylon parachute cord that has been amply tested for performance. All in all, the rider can take a quick sip of water without losing time and worrying about securing the bottle in a cage. VelEau was invented by an engineer (you can tell), while preparing for a bicycle race.
Quite a nifty gadget for all your long weary rides, don’t you think? You won’t need to wear those really heavy, restricted and hot backpacks anymore. Instead, just enjoy your long rides with VelEau. You will have to agree that bike rides can actually be fun and enjoyable without any stress or heavy loads on your back. The hydration unit will be available July 2011 onwards and is expected to retail at a price tag of $80.
So we’re guessing, now that you are aware of VelEau, we won’t catch you saying “For the want of a bottle, the race was lost!”
For more information, please visit VelEau.