Vincero Stratus 20 Pro Pack Review
I mentioned to Richard who was manning the Chelmer Cycles stand, that I was waiting for a bottle holder to be delivered, for a review I was going to do. He asked if I had seen the Vincero Stratus 24 drink system, from a company called Vincero and made in the USA, it looked unusually different, and the offer of a review on something I had never seen before was very tempting, and so I must just say a big thanks to Richard at Chelmer cycles for the chance to do this review.
The Medical grade silicone valve requires no manual opening and closing, delivering excellent flow without any drips.
The Vincero is a very clever drink system, with a Earth magnet inside the bottle and another on the mount, [which fits on your bike frame] when they are close, the pull is amazing! take a quick look at the video clip I have done.
As you can see the pull is very strong, it is lighter and less cumbersome than a conventional water bottle holder and drink bottle. When the bottle is attached to the mount you cannot see the mount, the Stratus bottle just sits there waiting for the you to release it and drink from it, once removed all that is left on the frame is the very small magnetic mount.
To replace the bottle, simply pass it over the magnet for it to grab the bottle and it will hold it firmly in place!
Now that you all know what the Vincero Stratus Drinks System is about, on with the review!
Yes strong enough for a MTB bike!
ROAD BIKE TRIAL.
The down tube would be a much better place for it to be fitted so will test on my Trek 29er.
The bottle it self is great to drink from, just pull it off the mount and squeeze and suck as easy as that, you can pull the bottle off in any direction which makes it a lot easier to remove than a caged bottle, to replace just pass the Stratus past the magnets and they grab it!
Trek 29er Hardtail Test.
My next test was on the top rail ot my Trek 29er Hartail MTB bike.
Looks much better than a normal holder I must say!
I like the clean look of this mount.
The down tube is the best place for this Stratus bottle, makes it a lot easier to grab and replace the bottle with just a pass over the magnet.
I went out on the Big Harlow Bike Ride around the cycle paths of Harlow which are not the smoothest of cycle path you can ride on!
Lots of uneven paths with bits of tarmac missing, the Vincero Status bottle held on all the way, having it on the down tube is the best place to attach the mount, I will have a look at trying to get the mount to fit on the road bike as after riding with the Vincero Stratus in this position realize this is the best place to have it.
Best to go for the bottle and system were you can purchase the mount and bottle together. if you need to get a new cap, they can also be bought separately.
Have a word with Chelmer Cycles for best price, they are not cheap just over the £25.00 mark but then you are getting a very clever design system.
My verdict on the Vincero Stratus Drinks system...
A bit more expensive than your normal cheap drink bottles, but this design is a lot more than just a drinks bottle and adds a lot more class to your bike, plus a great talking point, as I found out on my first ride with other cyclists.
Easy grab and replacement, very easy to drink the juice from and replace in a easy movement.
Great for the mountain bike boys!
The Carbon Fiber Composite bracket could do with a little bit of allowance for adjustment.
Check out Chelmer Cycles for a stock of the Vincero Stratus system, you wont be disappointed!
Check out the lads at Chelmer Cycles for a great Saturday ride out, pop in and take a closer look of the Vincero system.
Foot Note This is not a Paid Advertisement for Chelmer Cycles or Vincero Design.