Price: $49 (21 oz Bivo Trio); $44 (25 oz Bivo Duo); $39 (21 oz – Bivo One)
Capacity: 21-25 ounces
Materials: BPA/BPS/BPF free polypropylene lid; LFGB-compliant food-grade silicone components
Weight: Bivo Trio (276 g); Bivo Duo (175 g); Bivo One (158 g)
Insulated: Bivo Trio (Yes); Bivo One and Duo (No)
Dishwater safe: Yes
Obtained by: Company samples
RBR advertiser: No
A Stainless Steel Bottle Designed for Cyclists
Are you tired of using plastic water bottles, plastic tasting water, or do you want an environmentally friendly alternative? What about getting more hydration faster than a traditional squeeze water bottle? Or maybe you want to keep your hydration cold on hot summer rides.
The Bivo water bottles were designed specifically for cyclists and addressed all the common problems we have using traditional plastic bottles.
No plastic flavor – The Bivo bottles are made from stainless steel, with no plastic taste, just clean-tasting water.
Faster flow – The company employs an ex-NASA engineer, so who better to understand gravity? The bottle’s unique gravity flow design provides a higher flow rate than traditional plastic squeeze bottles…but without the squeeze.
Keep liquids cold – I tested the insulated version on a hot gravel ride. It kept my water cold for the day. According to the website, it should have 12+ hours of chill. After testing for cold liquids, I thought about hot liquids. While the company’s marketing materials say not to use hot liquids because it may result in scalding or burns, I used warm tap water instead. It kept the water warm on a frigid fat bike ride, and I can understand why you’d never want to use it with hot liquids. You would burn your mouth and throat.
Fits any bottle cage – Bivo designed the shape of their bottles to fit in virtually any cage, with easy in/out, and doesn’t pop out when you go over bumps. I tested it on a number of my bikes, but as I sit here typing my review, maybe I should have tested it on a friend’s tri bike with behind the saddle cages. It seems like so many rides they are chasing bottles after going over a bump. LOL.
No rattle – These bottles have a silicone exterior coating to prevent them from slipping out of your hand and reduce the noise of rattling in your cage.
Dirt and dust-free spout – The optional dust cover sells for $5 and will keep dirt out of the drinking spout.
Check out the company’s videos explaining each model:
I like these well-made bottles not only for environmental reasons but also for the gravity pours. They come in various colors, two sizes, and insulated or not. The insulated versions keep my hydration liquids cold on hot summer rides is a major plus. The bottles are dishwasher safe but require a little more time cleaning due to the straw mechanism inside the bottle. Well worth the extra TLC required.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.