2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bike Hydration Systems

Four bike hydration systems featured in the 2013 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide. More from the Buyer’s Guide.

Profile Design H2 Aero

$73, Profile-design.com
The draw: Front-end straw system that sits low and out of the way

If you like drinking from a straw while riding but hate a front-end bottle that can move around, the Profile Design H2 Aero is a solution. It attaches to a solid metal mount that replaces a steerer tube spacer, fixing the large 36-ounce bottle firmly in place. It sits fairly low between the aerobars, leaving room for a computer or other accessories. A nifty refill system (it involves Ping-Pong balls) allows for an easy top-off, but the liquid splashes out fairly easily.

RELATED – Triathlon Nutrition: Nutrition On Long Bike Rides