Silca announced “One Straw To Outlive Them All” – a new titanium drinking straw set. They’re made out of leftover titanium tubing from Sicuro bottle cage production, resulting in a 99.9% material utilization rate. The straws are hand finished and anodized into four different colors.

Silca Titanium Straw Set

Silca makes a wide range of products, and is branching out beyond bicycle-specific goods. The new Titanium Straw Set isn’t groundbreaking per se, but it is made entirely from material that would otherwise be scrapped, making the leftovers into the fanciest reusable straws you can find.

How did the project start? Here’s the 4-1-1, straight from Silca:

“Early in the Ti Bottle Cage development process, the engineers over at SilCA realized that they could yield 6 cages per stick of tubing from the mill with a 9″ piece left-over. By modifying their bending and using the thinnest possible cutting blades, they now have exactly 8.5″ of leftover Titanium tubing for every 6 bottle cages produced. This means that the ONLY waste from the Ti Cage production process is in the saw kerf (material turned into shavings when cutting) giving this product a 99.9% material utilization rate — we’ll drink (through a straw) to that!”

The tubing is 6.35mm diameter 3/2.5 titanium, cut to 8.5″ lengths. Silca notes that the rainbow anodize color (above) is done entirely by hand, so no two will be exactly the same.

Sets include one straight and one bent straw and are dishwasher safe (Silca recommends cleaning them before use). They are available now for $30 per pair.

Silca.cc

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Tom
Tom
2 years ago

These should come with all Vanilla Cycles frame sets

mud
mud
2 years ago

Not as ridiculous a gift as you might think. Too bad I don’t use a straw when I drink beer.

muddd
muddd
2 years ago

$6.95 shipping and handling, no doubt

Jeff
Jeff
2 years ago

Silca sure knows their audience by putting it in a Rapha glass.

You can get a pair of Ti straws with a carrying pouch and cleaners for half of what silca is asking on amazon. But you can’t hold your nose quite as high when slurping you bespoke microbrew ipa

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

King cages makes a Ti straw, $10 each with a cleaning straw. Made in the USA.

http://www.kingcage.com/

Collin S
2 years ago
Reply to  Frank

Whenever someone said King Cage, I just assumed it was a Chris King product. Didn’t know it was a separate brand.

JBikes
JBikes
2 years ago

It’s a waste product out to use. Kudos on that.
I am not sure how optimizing cuts gets you less material though (from 9” to 8.5”, both for 6 cages…seems backwards)

Nick
Nick
2 years ago
Reply to  JBikes

Maybe each cage is now 1/12 in. longer give or take.

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blahblahblah
2 years ago

awesome they can go with my swizzle stick collection!

Manuel Torres
Manuel Torres
2 years ago

These people of Silca, with a background doing marketing based products in zipp and sram… I don’t know man, why do they jumped into king ti market? king ti is the real thing, this is a copy, with vertical bottle cabe bolts hole, what a disaster of a design, but they have the marketing king ti doesn’t need to do…

Anyhow, a bit embarrased now with this product and price, and then their other new saddle bag, 100% made in usa but affected by tariffs… what a joke.

Ride your bike more Josh, ride your bike more, it’s about the ride, not the marketing. Learn from Contador. Not all is mathematics.

MTB4ME
MTB4ME
2 years ago

Hey Man-ee, while I can empathize with anyone that feels forced into embarrassment, this has to be the most Troll-like and inconsequential “comment” I’ve read for a while. You sir, should ride more and bitch/carp/troll less. BTW, the “these people” bit is a bit offside;-)! Happy sippin’, dude!

Joenomad
Joenomad
2 years ago

King Cage produces both the Silca cages and straws for them. If you don’t need the branding, you can save a few dollars going direct to the source. (This is incorrect, see Silca’s response below – Ed.)

david
david
2 years ago
Reply to  Joenomad

Hey Joe… It’s not ok to lie. As a SILCA employee who has made several hundred of these cages by hand, all in Indianapolis, done end to end from the first cut to the lathe finishing, to the actual bending, laser welding and buffing I take serious offense to you coming in here and making an outright lie. And if for some reason you can’t take the testimony of an employee why don’t you educate yourself and watch the video posted just a few months back on BIKERUMOR….
https://bikerumor.com/2019/06/06/silcas-headquarters-tour-will-blow-your-mind-in-so-many-ways/

Joenomad
Joenomad
2 years ago
Reply to  david

I stand corrected and don’t get your panties in a twist there David. I am glad that you are a proud employee of Silca.

Joenomad
Joenomad
2 years ago
Reply to  Joenomad

https://bikerumor.com/2018/08/14/king-cage-wolf-tooth-join-up-for-adjustable-stainless-ti-bottle-cages/

An example of King Cage collaborating with other companies also represented on Bikerumor. I apologize for assuming that Silca did the same.

Matt M.
Matt M.
2 years ago

As much as I love Silca, this seems to be a joke. King Cage has been doing this–much cheaper for a while now. If you want the Anodized finish–Agave Finishes on eBay sells King Cage’s version in various anodized finishes for a few bucks more than the plain Ti colored King Cage one (Still approximately half the price of Silca’s). I think Silca missed the mark on this one.

For the record–I have several of the new Silca Pumps, some of the tools, BOA saddle bags etc. and they are all awesome. Being from Indiana, I like to support Silca, but when I saw the price, I thought “no thanks”.