Saltstick Dispensers work with tri bars, mountain bike bars, running belts, ski poles and more
Holds 6 size "0" or "00" capsules and dispenses capsules with the single-handed turn of a knob
This unique, patented design is water resistant and will keep your capsules dry and prevent them from bouncing around during activity
Used by top pros at Ironman Kona since 2005 and complies with USA Triathlon regulations
Use SaltStick Caps in your SaltStick Dispenser to reduce heat stress, reduce muscle cramping, and maintain electrolyte levels
SaltStick Dispensers are designed to hide discreetly inside most mountain or triathlon style handlebars to deliver salt capsules or other supplements as needed during your ride. Includes a unique GRIP clip and strap and allows for mounting on hydration, race belts, or externally on bikes. Simply turn the front knob with one hand and out pops a capsule! Holds 6 size "0" or "00" capsules. Using SaltStick Caps at 1 to 2 per hour, a fully loaded SaltStick Dispenser will last 3-6 hrs. This unique, patented design is water resistant and will keep your capsules dry and prevents them from bouncing around during activity. SaltStick Dispensers are lightweight (Only 17g or 1/2 oz.) and made of food-grade plastic. Each package includes an extra color-coded nozzle for multiple supplement dispensing. SaltStick Dispensers have been used by top pros at Ironman Kona since 2005 and comply with USA Triathlon regulations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This product looked to be exactly what I wanted for the cycling stage of triathlon and HIM/Ironman events. Up front, it does everything they advertise, mostly. It is easy to install in the handlebars, but you will end up using two rubber washers to hold it in place - and they only supply one of each size washer. Even then, some electrical tape around the end will help keep it in place on rougher sections of road. The mechanism is a simple screw type mechanism in use since Roman and Greek times, so there is really no excuse for the notchy and gritty feel to the knob as it is rotated during use, and the occasional binding of the mechanism. Loading and dispensing are complicated by the rough mechanism, which mostly fails to fully eject the last capsule.
Since the last capsule is left hanging, it must be pulled out with your fingers. Many capsules of electrolytes consist of a large end slipped over a small end, and that is a problem for this dispenser. When you pull on the...
This is a cool product mechanically. I played with it before I tried to use it for running and found I could easily move the pills using one hand. Terrific I thought. I loaded it up, placed it into one of my panniers and rode back and forth to work with it securely in a container. The hope I had was I would actually get a chance during lunch to try it out while I ran.
One of the pills cracked and resulted in a fine white powdered leaking out of the Salt Stick. I figured this was because the pills I loaded were old and had been tossed around a bit before. I reloaded with new pills before using again.
I tried to run with it by slipping it into a mesh pocket on a tri-top rather than use the included belt clip. I inserted it with the rubber end up. I thought, perhaps I should wrap this in plastic so it doesn't get wet? I figured the construction to really be somewhat splash proof and didn't wrap it. It isn't splash proof.
It wouldn't work with my aero bars (vision) so I've never used it. I guess I could tape it or zip tie it to them but haven't bothered.
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