PORTLAND, Ore., April 26, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Showers Pass, the rain jacket company best known for keeping water off of bike riders, has introduced a revolutionary new way to get water into bike riders. The Showers Pass VelEau™ 42 Bicycle Mounted Hydration System is a breakthrough cycling hydration concept that promises to change the way cyclists think about drinking fluids, announced Ed Dalton, Shower Pass co-president.
The Showers Pass VelEau 42 Bicycle Mounted Hydration System (www.veleau.com) relieves the burden of lugging a cumbersome backpack-style hydration system and makes drinking more convenient and safer than reaching for traditional frame-mounted water bottles. The VelEau fits securely under the saddle and employs two patent-pending retractable reels that allow the rider to safely and easily access the hydration tube.
"The VelEau 42 is an easier, safer and more effective way to stay hydrated on a bike," explained Dalton. "Why carry a hot, sweaty and constricting hydration backpack when you can let the bike carry the water? Pro mountain bike riders like Sue Bultler have already won races using the VelEau."
The VelEau utilizes a specially shaped 42-ounce (1.25 liter) container – twice the capacity of a standard cycling water bottle – that fits inside a saddle bag, which also has a built-in tool bag for a spare tube, multi-tool, nutrition, etc. Two spring-loaded reels using mil-spec 3-ply parachute cord and two neodymium magnets automatically return and hold the tube in place.
Invented by engineers and endurance cyclists, the VelEau solves the challenge of carrying sufficient hydration during ultra-endurance mountain bike races or long road rides. Many mountain bikes allow for only one water bottle while some don't have room for any at all.
The Showers Pass VelEau will be at bicycle retailers by July 2011. MSRP is $80.
About Showers Pass
Showers Pass designs and markets technically innovative cycling outerwear to the best independent bicycle dealers and specialty retailers. Showers Pass clothing is technically engineered for racers, commuters, messengers and everyday cycling enthusiasts.
Showers Pass, Inc., 3525 SE 17th Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202, t. 503-203-8000; f. 503-203-2600, www.showerspass.com.
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