18 May, 2017

20% Off Hydration Sale

Update 5/22/17: The sale has concluded.

It's a million degrees outside and keeping your hydration up is of great importance. You probably don't need to know why you should drink water, so here are some interesting facts about our good friend H2O:
  • 75% of the human brain is water and 50% of a living tree is water.
  • Hot water freezes faster than cool water.
  • Each day, we exhale about 400 ml of water.
  • The first water pipes in the U.S. were made from hollowed logs.
  • It takes about 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.
To celebrate the arrival of the warm season, we're offering a 20% off sale on all water bottle cages, bottles, and mounts. This sale applies to both retail and wholesale customers.

From Thursday, May 18th to Sunday, May 21st (11:59pm EST) use the coupon code: THIRST2017.

Here's how to use the code:
  • Add all of the products you want to your cart, just as you normally would.
  • Click on "My Cart" to review your products.
  • Enter the coupon code - THIRST2017 - in the little "discount codes" box in the shopping cart page.
  • Click on "Apply Coupon".
  • Go ahead and check out as normal.
Stay hydrated!


Justine Valinotti said...

"Plumber" comes from "plumbum", the Latin word for lead, the material of which Roman pipes were made. "Aqueduct", of course comes from the Latin word for water.

I never realized how much we take water, delilvered to us through indoor plumbing, for granted until I went to Greece, Turkey and the Middle East, where I saw the ruins of public bath houses and places where water was drawn and stored. Traders on the Silk Road from China to what is now Turkey went for weeks or months without washing themselves for the lack of water. When they arrived in cities like Smyrna (now Izmir) or Ephesus, one of their first stops was in the public bath house!

How would history have been different if they had Velo Orange cages attached to their camels?

Beau said...

Well, the hot water freezing faster thing is not settled science. Here is the Scientific American article with multiple scientists weighing in.


Anonymous said...

Can you explain "Hot water freezes faster than cool water?" Water freezes when it reaches its freezing point. At a given environmental temperature below 0 degrees centigrade, water that starts out hot will take longer to reach the freezing point than water that starts out cool. The hot water will cool faster because the temperature gradient between it and the environment is larger, but it will not freeze sooner than water that starts out at a lower temperature.

Mark Holm said...

Will the water bottle cage braze-ons on steel frames, or whatever is typically used on aluminum frames, stand up to the stress of a 40 oz bottle?

VeloOrange said...

Yes, they should be just fine.

GAJett said...

"The first water pipes in the U.S. were made from hollowed logs."
About 35 years ago Lakeport, CA, replaced their municipal water pipes. Much the the city engineer's surprise a significant amount of the in-service pipes were iron-banded redwood, likely over 100 years old! Because of a lack of records from the early years of the town, no one knew of the construction. The pipes were just doing their job.

In a similar vein, the deepest foundations of the eastern span of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were full length Douglas Fir trunks pounded as deep as the technology of the time would allow. Note that this was NOT at issue in the replacement of the eastern span following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

Wood can still be a fantastic engineering material.