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SOC16: FSA Vision adds clever aero water bottle options for triathletes, plus new wide-rim brake caliper

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For thirsty triathletes, you’ve never had more options for putting drinks on the bike from FSA. With two new bottle systems that sit between the aero bar extensions and one for behind the saddle, there’s plenty of hydration to be had. Above is the Vision Drink System, which integrates a Garmin cycling computer mount into the easy pour opening’s lid panel. The hose is flexible, letting you position it where you want when not drinking (down and back, natch), and it’s finished off with a magnetically mounted bento box for keeping snacks handy.

Check out the other two options below, plus a new mechanically leveraged rim brake designed specifically to clear modern wide rims and tires…


This one weighs in at 239g and is available now.


This newer system straps a round water bottle holder between the extensions and replaces the traditional cap with one made for quick refills and hands-free sipping. The front section uses a slit rubber cap so you can jam any handed-up bottle in, squeeze to transfer the contents, then chuck the non-aero bottle to your screaming fans.


Sandwiched between the cap and the bottle is an accessory mount that’ll work with most cycling computer and light straps.


The Vision Trimax clamp-on bottle holder is the newest of them all.


It mounts by clamping onto the upward bend of your saddle rails, extending off the back to hold the bottles in your slipstream.


For more gravelly expeditions, there’s the new K-Force Dual Pivot Brakeset made to clear 26-28mm wide rims and has 40-50mm reach. The alloy arms have been pared down, but use a box section shape to maintain rigidity and strength. It even has a slim silhouette, keeping the cable’s arm over the center of the brake rather than jutting out to the side.


A two-piece system lets the cable pull an L-shaped lever, which then pushes the opposite arm from the top, moving the pad inward at the bottom. Hardware is alloy and titanium to keep the weight down to just 299g for the set (as in, two calipers).

FullSpeedAhead.com and VisionTechUSA.com

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