Vincero Design Magnetic Water Bottle System Review

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Impressions
When I first got around to test out the system, and I was truly amazed how nice it worked. The water bottle pulled off with a slight tug (they are strong magnets), and only required about an inch of movement for it to release. The bottle has a nice drinking valve, and a gentle squeeze started a fast flow without any drips, and there was no need to pull open the valve with your teeth to get a drink. When I put the bottle back towards the mount, it seemed to get sucked right onto the wedge without me doing any positioning. It was literally three quick steps to get a drink of water, pull the bottle off, squeeze a drink and position over the mount. Even when I got it positioned slightly off the mount, with the bottle nose high, it didn’t seem to make much difference. If you get confused on the orientation of the bottle for remounting, the Vincero logo’s gives you a reference point.

It only took me a few tries of using the system, and interfacing the bottle and mount became second nature. My rides consisted of some stutter bumps, tree roots and other jarring terrain, and the bottle securely stayed on. I even took it through a short couple of rock gardens, and it never ejected (although I got ejected once).

edge16
The wedge shaped rail mount is known as the edge16, weighs 16 grams, and is made from a carbon fiber composite and uses a rare earth magnet. The edge16 is small, light and looks trick (love the carbon weave). Keep magnetic credit and ID cards, and people with pacemakers away from the strong magnetic fields of the magnet!

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edge 16 Specifications

  • Weight: 16g
  • Height: 11.76mm
  • Length: 78.13mm
  • Width: 23.24mm
  • Finishes: Carbon Fiber Weave, Gloss Black

s24
The s24 water bottle mates with the edge16 mount, utilizing an embedded rare earth magnet, and is one half of a strong magnetic pair. The s24 weighs 85 grams, has a 63mm wide mouth, uses a trick silicone valve, and is 100% BPA, DEHA, and DEHP free. The wide mouth makes it easier to pop in some ice cubes, which is good since the bottle isn’t insulated. The bottle is recyclable, and carries the Plastic Identification Code of number 4, which is for Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE).

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S24 Specifications

  • Volume: 710ml (24oz.)
  • Weight: 85g
  • Height: 218.44mm (without cap)
  • Diameter: 73.02mm
  • Cap Diameter: Standard 63mm
  • Colors: Bottle – Opaque, Cap – Black, Opaque
  • MSRP: $9.95

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Jim C. says:

    That’s pretty cool. Well thought out trick little product that’s practical. Not sure if I’ll get one right away but would certainly be a fun gift for someone.

  • Yev says:

    Is that magnet strong enough to keep full bottle on a trail (say rocky XCM race)? And what about putting bottle back into place with one hand while handling with another and looking on the road? But maybe road cyclists would get one, if weight will be okay for them :)

  • Brian Mullin says:

    Yes, the magnet is pretty freakin’ strong. Not sure about the roadie move, but it becomes real easy to slop it into place as long as you get it close?

  • Steve says:

    I had an early edition of the Vincero system that was horrendous. I literally couldn’t ride more than a couple hundred yards w/out the bottle popping out on very minor bumps. I hear they made the magnet stronger, but my initial experience was very poor, unfortunately.

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