New from Nathan Sports, the AP Pro aerobar hydration system is designed to streamline the riders horizontal positioning, reducing the turbulence between both arms.
- Patent-pending, articulating arms stretch to fit any length or positioning of standard aero bars - no rubber and or zip tie mounts
- Molded cage secures bottle while in use
- Quick-Fill Port allows you to maintain cadence, stay tucked, and minimize spillage as you refill bottle.
- Deck ring allows rider to mount an inspiration board on deck
- Flexible straw mast allows for custom set up and positioning of straw
- Soft-sip bite valve for controlled access to fluids
- Flexible straws can be trimmed to suit your riding position
- Bottle holds 24oz / 710ml
Marc the Shark
La Crescenta, CA
UGH! What a letdown. SMH!
June 8, 2014
I am so bummed. I have loved every previous Nathan product I have used. And I love Andy - intelligent, thoughtful, kind and generous ...his athletic prowess is undeniable. But the AP Pro is awful. It baffles me. Got it locked into place before the first ride, but had to adjust my aero bar length from stem in order for the back end to not rest on top of the stem. Not good, and so not universal for all body types also. Got onto the road - a pretty normal street - and after going over the first waterhole with a tiny edge sticking up, both back clasps popped off. The bottle tilted forward, water went flying, ...not a good start. Easily snapped them back on, but no sooner did they pop off again after riding over the next small bump. At this time, I wanted to ride back home to drop it off. I was so frustrated. But I persisted, ...to my dismay. The bottle should be insulated, rather than see-through from the top, so my water stays cold. I don't care as much to see its level. Only on the most flat, clean road could it perhaps not be a constant noise maker. Too much plastic rattling. Oh yeah, when I went to fill it with my water bottle - a standard water bottle - the water hole "leaves" were strong enough to keep on closing my water bottle. I tried twice before having to hold the nozzle up while trying to insert it into the fill up hole. Presumably only a twist and lock water bottle would prevent this. So I spilled water all over me and the ground before setting out to ride. Not cool. Due to its construction, it rattles a lot. I think a strong rubber would serve better to be flexible, shock-/bump-resistant, and more quiet. Then too perhaps the clasps could wrap around the aero bars rather than snapping on top only. Totally bummed to say the least. Back to the test course, i.e. Kona (where it was not previously tested, unless in training) and Roubaix, and back to the drawing board afterward...it is in need of serious improvement.
Cons:Limited Use, Unstable, Not Effective, Difficult To Use, Loud