2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Best In Class

Photo: John David Becker

Bike Fueling System

Nathan AP Pro Aerobar Hydration System
$75, Nathansports.com
The draw: Easy to drink from, easy to live with

Nathan didn’t reinvent cycling hydration with this product; it simply created the most refined version of this relatively new bottle style. Arguably one of the easiest hydration systems to install (of any style), the AP Pro attaches firmly to the aerobars using innovative articulating arms that adjust to a range of widths. The uniquely shaped cage holds the bottle securely, even over rough roads. It’s also refillable on the fly and includes a cap to cover the quick-fill port. An aero shroud that shields the flexible straw from the air and a bite valve that assists in fluid flow round out the system.