New Water Bottles and Others 'Back in Stock'

New Water Bottles and Others 'Back in Stock'

Our new water bottles celebrate the Compass and René Herse logos with a bold new design. The bottles are based on Specialized’s popular 26 oz. Purist design, with our custom graphics.

In addition to the iconic logos, the bottles feature a quote that describes our approach to bicycles. The new design is limited to 500 bottles, and we expect them to sell out fast. Get yours while you can!
Click here to order.
A few other Compass products also have been popular, and we’ve had a hard time keeping up with demand. We’ve just received new stock of the following:

Our Cyclotouring Knickers look great on and off the bike. Their slightly roomy fit is comfortable, yet they do not billow like many ‘casual’ cycling shorts. Whether on or off the bike, they simply disappear. Hand-sewn in Seattle, WA, from a synthetic woven fabric with a little stretch, the Compass knickers don’t constrict your pedaling, no matter how fast (or slow) you are riding. Click here for more information about Compass clothing.

MKS Allways pedals (left) combine a large platform with superlight weight. The US-B Nuevo clipless pedals (right) are compatible with Time’s ATAC cleats. Both feature the smooth-spinning bearings for which high-end MKS pedals are famous. The Ezy Superior Rinko version of each model (shown above) allows removing the pedals without tools – ideal for travel or for storing the bike in a narrow spot. Click here for more information about MKS pedals.
We hope you’ll enjoy these products as much as we do!

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Comments (10)

  • Stefan

    It would have been a good idea to add a cap on the mouthpiece to avoid getting dirt on it which especially happens when riding “off the beaten track” :-). Maybe you can consider this for the next batch of bottles? Else a nice design for sure !

    December 5, 2017 at 6:05 am
    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

      We’ll consider a cap over the mouthpiece for the next batch of bottles. For bottles that are carried under the down tube on a fender-less bike, this is a good idea. I often cut down a soft drink or bottled water bottle and put it over the top of the waterbottle, like this:
      Firefly on the approach to Mexico City
      For bottles that I can access while riding, I prefer no separate cap, because to remove the cap, you need two hands. This means that you have to ride no-hands when you want a drink on the fly, and on rough terrain, that isn’t always a good idea. I find that the down tube protects the bottles just fine in most cases.

      December 5, 2017 at 8:45 am
      • Stefan

        Thanks, looking forward to the new bottles then. On the regular positions it´s of course not as bad as on the underside of the downtube, but it still gets quite a lot of dust on longer gravel rides.
        I use the Elite Maxi Corsa Bottles with cap. The cap can be removed with the same hand where you hold the bottle before drinking, so not really a showstopper here.

        December 5, 2017 at 10:36 am
  • Hal

    As much as I like the knickers, I wish the pockets were larger to accommodate larger hands!

    December 5, 2017 at 8:05 am
    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

      If your knickers are from the original batch, then the current pockets are larger. They still aren’t large enough to act as ‘hand-warmer pockets’ for large hands. If we made the pockets that large, then the things you carry in them would flop around too much as you pedal. The pockets are intended to carry a cell phone, wallet and keys (with a separate pocket for each). The openings are large enough to retrieve the contents, but the pockets themselves are sized so that the objects inside don’t inhibit your pedaling.

      December 5, 2017 at 8:48 am
    • kennethsamuel

      Large pockets are **super** useful off the bike when touring. I generally empty my pockets when I get back on the bike.

      December 5, 2017 at 9:02 am
      • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

        There are many different styles of riding and touring, and different companies offer different clothes to match them. We generally prefer a seamless transition from riding to off-the-bike visiting, so all our equipment is designed that way. For example, our decaleurs allow easy removal of the handlebar bag, which has a shoulder strop so you can take your camera and valuables with you.

        December 6, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • alexanderluthier

    Being a Compass water bottle, I kind of expected a stainless steel one wrapped with “shellac-ed” twine, hehe…

    December 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm
    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly

      If we felt that stainless and twine offered better performance, we’d use that! But water bottles are one place where modern technology is hard to beat.

      December 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm
  • Jon Blum

    Nalgene made a water bottle with a flip-up polycarbonate cover over the mouthpiece. It had a little hinge on one side, and clicked in place on the other side. It could be flipped open with the same hand that was holding the bottle. I’m not sure if they are still available, but it was a pretty nice design for messy situations. I sometimes put a plastic bag held by a rubber band over the bottle I’m not using. It’s quite secure if you put the rubber band into the groove under the lid.

    December 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm

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