Why Do Cyclists Have To Put Up With Flimsy, Plastic, Smelly Bottles?
That was the question that prompted the start of this project.
At TK, we enjoy cycling a lot. Some of the staffers are serious roadies, while others prefer tackling the trails.
On one sunny afternoon a group of us ditched work early and rode into the hills of Southern California with too little preparation.
The excitement for adventure quickly faded into dread after enduring a beating from the harsh summer sun.
Mid-way tackling a climb, we ran out of energy and were completely heat exhausted.
This experience led us to think to ourselves... why don't we build ourselves a cycling bottle that actually works well in all weather?
We learned a couple of things while studying the dimensions of all the cycling water bottles and bike cages on the market.
We also set out the following criteria:
1. Water has to stay cold long enough for the ride
2. Has to be scratch resistance
3. Easy to use during the ride
4. Fits most bottle cages
With These Ideas in Mind, We Set Out To Build The TK Cycling Bottle.The World's First Stainless Vacuum Insulated Cycling BottleAnd Actually Patented It :D
Love this water bottle
I've had this water bottle for over a year and have used it for over 2000 miles of riding, including touring. I absolutely love it. I love having cold water all day. I fill it up with ice at the beginning of the day and it remains cold all day...
I cycle at all times of the year. I bought this in summer because most cycling bottles do not keep the fluids cold. It not only keeps them cold, but it also fits in the bottle cage on my bike, although I did have to buy a coozie for it as it would rattle a little in the bottle cage.
Keeps liquids cold for hours!!
This Travel Kuppe is awesome! I have been using this for over a month after ordering it from Amazon and simply love it! Before I go bike riding, I drop two ice cubes in it and fill with cold water. During my bike ride in hot weather, I am amazed that the water stays super cold
Great for long bike rides
I ordered this to use on a 150 mile bike ride over two days. I needed something that would keep my water cold for the full ride and then some. This bottle did not disappoint. It fit well in the bottle cage and with about 1/4 of the bottle being ice it kept my water cold all day.
Keeps beverage cold
Bought 2, full powder coat - awesome product! Looks sharp, good grip, keeps water cold. Bought it mainly for cycling to avoid plastic, and from day 1 have been using it all day every day for hydrating. Fits bike bottle cages well, easy to grab.
Just what I was looking for
After mouth surgery I was having a hard time drinking from a water bottle without a straw. After reading a few of the bad reviews I was worried the straw on this wouldn't suffice but to my hunch it worked to perfection.
Vacuum insulation keeps cold beverages cold for 12 hours, while hot drinks stay hot 8 hours.
Our bottle is made of 18/8 stainless steel and incorporates vacuum insulation technology. This prevents heat transfers and condensation from building on the outside of the bottle (sweating).
Full hammertone coating provides excellent scratch resistance.
TK Cycling Bottle Fits Any Standard Bicycle Water Bottle Cage On The Market.
The gradual ridge near the top of the bottle fits all standard bike cages snugly.
Easy to use -We found that the straw lid helps keep a cyclist head facing forward when drinking on the bike. Flipping up the straw lid on and off the bike is super easy. You can do it one handed without taking your eyes off the road.
Easier to carry around -The unique 2 Loops lid design allows you to securely carry around anywhere you go.
Extra Coffee Sip Lid -We are pairing each of our cycling bottle with a straw lid and a coffee sip lid.So you can enjoy your hot coffee on daily basis while you're not cycling.
Dimension: 9 1/4" x 2 7/8"
Volume capacity: 20 oz / 600 ml
Weight: 9 oz / 250 g
Fun Fact: The Meaning Behind Our Brand Name:
We named it Travel Kuppe to remind us to bring a “cup” of cold beverage the next time we plan on tackling another “kuppe” (German for hill or mountain) in our spare-the-moment travel adventure.