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I think that's a generic chinese bottle holder cage with the word "Bontrager" printed on it. The price alone implies its not "authentic". Any cage that employs friction as a retaining mechanism will scratch up bottles/bidons after a while. limit the scratching, using a layer around the bottle (a clean sock soaked in water used to be a pro thing to ...


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You don't have to buy new bottles every time they look scratched -- they're still perfectly functional as water bottles. Depending on cage design, you may find that plastic or carbon fiber cages don't scratch bottles as much (but you have essentially some light paint on a water bottle, and if you rub it enough with any bottle cage it will eventually come ...


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Most the bottles i have seen are dishwasher safe, top rack only, although i have washed some on the bottom without any obvious side effects, you may turn the heated dry off if your dishwasher has it though as they may warp. Many hydration products such as bottles and bladders are made of TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) or some variation of it. One thing ...


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The first step is to probably check the bottle for the icon shown below to identify that the manufacturer has said the product is Dishwasher Safe. I just checked my bottles, and they don't contain an icon saying they are dishwasher safe, but it does thankfully have the "food safe" icon. On the manufacturer web site it says that the bottles are dishwasher ...


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The inexpensive bottle cages can be bent to make them a little smaller for a tighter fit. If the type you have is a closed loop type you can add rubber bands to the bottle for a more secure fit if it is loose. There seems to be a lot more size variation with generic "sport bottles" than the bottles marketed to cyclists.


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Sorry, like anything else in this world, it will wear away over time. Budget for new bottles every four months and you will be shiny.



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