Looking to shave every gram possible, right down to searching for the lightest bottle available? Well you’re in luck. Elite Fly water bottles tip the scales at a mere 43 grams, which is claimed to be just over half the weight of a typical on-bike drink receptacles.
That kind of weight savings might not sound very impressive, but assuming Elite bottles work just as well as any other decent bottle, at only $8 a piece, it’s certainly a lot cheaper than say a carbon stem or seatpost, which slice off a similar amount of weight but cost a heck of a lot more.
A slightly more expensive (but still affordable) compliment to the Fly bottle is Elite’s Vico carbon bottle cage, which is claimed to weigh a feathery 23 grams, and is rated for mountain bike use. It sells for $39.
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