"As I often ride alone and very early, I do like to take several 'emergency' bits of gear. They all fit in this caddy, and for that reason I really like it : it seems to hold a lot, but itself isn't huge, and fits into (most) jersey middle back pockets. However, I can't help thinking that it could be improved considerably. The 'fold twice and velcro' idea seems very underdeveloped and crude. The resulting sharp edges are a pain - literally. I preferred the version with the zipper (which lasted five years before falling apart at the seams)"
Pros: better than a palstic bag
Cons: needs refining
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Podium Big Chill 750ml Water Bottle
At 750ml, the Podium Big Chill has the largest fluid capacity of any insulated bottle on the market.
"I have several Camelback Podium botles and three of them are insulated (Big Chill). These help to keep your water cool longer, but in the middle of Australian Summer, nothing stays cool for very long. As waterbottles, Podiums are really good. I ride several bikes fitted with different cages : Campy Record (carbon), Serfas Carbon, Nitto stainless and an old TA, and Podium bottles fit into all of them very nicely. There are certainly bottles that don't fit very well out there, and they are a pain as well as dangerous. The valve works very well on the Podium bottles - you have to squeeze the bottle to get the valve open to start with, but then it flows easily. This means no accidental spillages. My oldest pair of Podiums are 3 years old, going out 4-5 times a week on decent rides. So they last well. Good kit"
"I own and use a number of cables of this type. This particular cable would be my pick as the favourite. I find the extra length very very handy. An important feature of the cable is that an end loop can fit through the other end loop (so that you can make a 'noose' - this extending the cable further). The end loops are also quite large, which means you won't have any problems fitting an oversized u-bolt/padlock through it. I also thought it was reasonably priced. I guess the ultimate test would be to try and cut/grind through one of these to see how tough they are, but I'll leave that to another, more enthusiastic reviewer... Bottom line = good cable, recommended"