When it comes to bike racing, Cyclocross is one of the most challenging, both physically and mentally. Rain, snow, mud, sand, obstacles, and crazy fans, cyclocross racing is as unique as it is grueling. The short, obstacle-filled courses and fall and winter season, means racers face many unique challenges. One of the biggest of these challenges keeping hydrated.
The constant need to dismount and "shoulder" your bike during races means traditional bottle cages get in the way and can snag clothing. FIDLOCK's low-profile TWIST magnetic mount is only 15mm tall, meaning it's out of the way when not in use. When mounting and dismounting your bike can make or break your race, eliminating any pain points in this process can save you valuable seconds.
The wet, dirty, and sandy conditions often associated with Cyclocross means muddy and gross water bottles. Nothing can throw you off your game quicker than a mouth full of dirt – or something worse. The new TWIST Bottle 590 and 450 Deluxe feature an optional dirt cover, meaning you never have to worry about getting an unwanted side of sand with your water ever again.
The short course, multiple lap format of Cyclocross racing allows racers to utilize "hand-ups" from spectators, eliminating the need to carry multiple, large volume water bottles. This of course requires the racer to quickly and accurately change bottles. The ergonomic design of our TWIST bottles, along with the quick magnetic-mechanical mounting system makes this process even easier. There's no need to fumble with a cage or take your eyes off the course. Simply get the bottle close to the mount and let the magnets do the work.
Cyclocross doesn't need to be harder than it already is. FIDLOCK's innovative bottles can alleviate the pain points of hydration associated with racing in these harsh conditions. The less problems you have, the more fun you have, and in the end that's what it's all about. Ok, fun AND winning.