17 oz Insulated Bivo Trio Mini

21 oz Insulated Bivo Trio

21 oz Non-Insulated Bivo One

25 oz Non-Insulated Bivo Duo

Bivo Collaborations

Stories

We’re launching a new collab bike bottle with Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA). VMBA has made mountain biking in Vermont what it is today, so we interviewed Adam Morse, director of a VMBA chapter Fellowship of the Wheel for his take on how VMBA and its chapters support the mountain biking community.
When we first considered making Bivo metal cycling water bottles, we knew that using stainless steel would be the way to go. Durable, recyclable, anti-corrosive, safe to drink out of, stainless steel was clearly the best option.
When considering an insulated water bottle, people most often think about how useful it will be in the summertime. But insulated metal water bottles have another skill: preventing room temperature from cooling down even when in a freezing car.

This Spring, we have three new colors: Mango, Flamingo and Cactus. 

Mango is named after the fruit's bright, juicy interior and we picked it because many of you have asked for orange/yellow tones. We chose Flamingo because CYCLISTS LOVE PINK. And, finally, we picked Cactus because it was about time we brought a deeper green bottle to market 

We wouldn’t exactly call ourselves the most romantic people. And certainly not ones to go out of our way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But our daughter has my last name (Hamel) and her middle name is Robby’s mom’s maiden name, Hart. So, there is a little more love for hearts in our household than I could have anticipated. Now I find myself wanting to buy flowers for her for Valentine's Day, who would have thought?!

The artist for this series is Eliza Carver. Eliza is a designer, illustrator, and animator based in the Pacific Northwest. She was born and raised in Vermont and shaped into the person and artist she is today by the rolling hills, rugged trails, and vibrant small communities of the Northeast. Her process is centered around play as she explores her style through different mediums-digital, hand-carving linoprint, painting, and collage. Her work is rooted in the natural world where she spends most of her free time, exploring new trails on bikes and skis or floating rivers. Her lighthearted, loose lines focus on the importance of play in our daily lives and the way we feel when we get out of our heads and interact with our environment. 

A few years back, Robby and I were in the thick of parenting chaos (still are with #2) with our little bottle-challenged daughter, Svea. She was on a mission to reject every bottle in sight. We had to test bottle after bottle and always hated the idea of feeding her out of plastic. We appreciate her stubbornness but damn, that was a stressful one! Thankfully, she finally gave in and went straight to a glass sippy cup that was a win for all of us.
Let’s talk cage fit – it’s an important topic when it comes to safety on the bike. We did some serious 3D printing and modeling when we were developing the Bivo One. We became good friends with the team over at River City in Portland, OR, who were just a block away from our office at the time – we would go over and show them the shape, see how they interacted with their favorite cages at the shop, and go back to the office with some new ideas. We spent 18 months developing the Bivo One and cage fit was a huge piece of that. The whole River City crew are pretty tough (and reliable!) critics so having their feedback was awesome. They were the ones who turned us onto Arundel (still the Bivo team favs!).

What a year it has been, thanks to all of you! Running a small business is crazy hard but equally crazy fun and we are so happy to have you along with us for the ride. We are just closing out of third full year and wanted to share some highlights from 2023:

What the hell is performance hydration? It’s a new thing, that we kind of created without even know we were doing it. We wanted to drink out of less plastic and make something that lasted longer. I hate the taste of plastic, and quite frankly, have always thought it if tasted bad, it couldn’t be good for us.

Apple cider is pretty damn good. Warm apple cider is even better. Especially when you get it fresh from local apple orchards in Vermont. It’s amazing the things you get reintroduced to when you have young kids. I’ve had more apple cider and hot chocolate over the last 5 years since my daughter was born than I have had combined since I was in middle school and I’m pretty happy about it.

Robby and Mark have been hard at work creating a guide to pick the best bottle for you! We have heard that it is sometimes hard to know which bottle does what when visiting our site and this new page is an attempt to make that easier. Some of you in the high heat areas make me laugh at events when you find out we have both non-insulated and insulated models when you comment “why would you even want one without insulation?!” 

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