£10 for a water bottle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alecstilleyedye

nothing in moderation
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a fool and his money…
 

SamNichols

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Location
Colne, Lancs
I have to say that I find the rapha stuff far more appealing than the assos - their sportswool is a lot more attractive than lycra, the cut looks nice enough for the cafe and the caps are pretty much the best caps on the market. But, I can't afford either of them, so it's endura/gore/altura/campy stuff for me.
 

dbg

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Quite like it - better than the tweed caps - speaking of which I actually saw somene wearing one at the Prologue, Rapha from head to toe he was, a striking fellow.
 

Globalti

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Amazing isn't it how with a fancy advert you can con people into paying tens of times too much for something! I've no doubt their plastic is high quality and their blow moulding first-class but these bottles won't have cost more than a few pence each to manufacture.
 
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chris42

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Deal, Kent
Rigid Raider said:
Amazing isn't it how with a fancy advert you can con people into paying tens of times too much for something! I've no doubt their plastic is high quality and their blow moulding first-class but these bottles won't have cost more than a few pence each to manufacture.

the same bottles without Rapha on them are £3.95 inc VAT from Ribble
 

alecstilleyedye

nothing in moderation
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where i work 750ml sports bottles are provided (and replaced) for free. of course snobbery dictates that at least half the time either my nike or kilotogo bottle sits on the desk to signify "proper cyclist" (as if anyone cares).
 

mosschops2

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Location
Nottingham
I did some (internet based) research for water bottles recently. Not exactly top secret - if I have the inclination I'll post the a cropped bit of the size / price info!!

I didn't find one for more than a fiver - and in fact for a fiver, you can buy a 10 litre plastic carrying water bottle!
 
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