Product idea for cyclists


#1

How about a bike water bottle bracket that instead of being designed to hold a standard 24oz water bottle could instead hold two Soylent bottles? Most bikes have space for two brackets so you could have a water bottle and 800kcal of go-to food on the bike… Would be good advertising as well.


#2

Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag Handlebar Bag

I’ve got one & you’d hafta pry it from my cold, dead hands. You can use two, as well. I’ve been meaning to buy a 2nd one, as I often use it to hold my camera rather than an extra bottle.

Here’s its primary function, though, in my case:

Spoiler


#3

If you want to carry Solyent, why not just put it in water bottle? I don’t want a dedicated Soylent bottle cage, that’s useful for nothing else. And I have no interest in advertising any product on my person, or my bike.


#4

Because once you open it and pour it into a water bottle, you have minutes/hours to drink it before it goes bad. A sealed bottle of Soylent is shelf stable for about a year due to its aseptic packaging.


#5

Unless you’re randonneuring in the middle of summer, I don’t see that as being a problem. It’ll last the few hours until you stop for lunch. Or jersey pockets, which a friend of mine fills with Starbucks coffee, or in my case, panniers. And in any case, warm Soylent, ew.


#6

If the bottle is still sealed, sure. Otherwise it should be refrigerated (or chilled in some other way) after opening.


#7

FWIW I have used (diluted) 1.8 powder in bike bottles before. That works ok as long as you consume within a few hours. I don’t mind advertising Soylent, that was kind of the point of my post. Recently I’ve put a 2.0 bottle in one of the back jersey pockets, but having it elsewhere on the bike would be preferable.


#8

I also use powder. I’ve left it out for a few hours and drank it, to no ill effect.


#9

I’m happy for you. That doesn’t make it a good practice from a food safety standpoint.


#10

I just noticed that the 2.0 bottles say that an opened bottle should be refrigerated and then consumed within three days. I’ve never worried about it till now.