How should i clean my bottle?

There are many ways to clean the bottle. At Zéfal, we recommend 2 quick and efficient ways. The first one is to place the dismantled bottle directly in a dishwasher. The second way is to use a nylon-bristled brush to get to those hard to reach places.  

How should i store the bottle when not being used ?

Ensure the bottle is clean and dry between uses. Ideally, keep the lid open so that it is well-ventilated. We advise that it is kept in a dry place at a temperature of 10 to 30°C.

Can i store a full bottle before an outing ?

We do not recommend storing a full bottle of drink more than 6 hours before use. If you want to store your full bottle in the fridge to keep it cool, there is the ARCTICA, which is an insulated can. This way you can reduce the storage time before use.

What is the maximum temperature that the ARCTICA bottle can handle ?

It is dangerous to put boiling water in the bottle ; there is the risk that the inside shell could become deformed at temperatures above 80° C and cause lots of condensation between the shell and bottle. We advise that the bottle is only filled with liquids not exceeding 80° C in temperature.

Will ZÉFAL bottles make my drink taste of plastic ?

At Zéfal, we have tried to minimise this taste as much as possible. We use polypropylene or Tritan™, which both reduce the smell and taste of plastic. Therefore, the flavour of the drink is protected. For other models (like those made from polyethylene), it is recommended that the bottle is washed before being used for the first time to get rid of any unpleasant taste. It isn’t advisable to keep the bottle closed for more than 24 hours but do ensure it is rinsed well after each use (especially when carrying sugary or energy drinks) to avoid this taste in all bottle.

Do the bottles contain Bisphenol A (BPA) ?

We guarantee that our entire range of bottles is free from Bisphenol A. The use of BPA has been banned in France since January 2015. However prior to this date, we had already started to ensure that our bottles didn’t contain it.

What does my bottle have a smell when newly bought ?

It is because of the storage of the bottle between its place of manufacture and being sold in a shop. It has been closed for some time. You just need to wash the bottle before using it for the first time and the smell will begin to go away.

Does ARCTICA taste like plastic after a while?

The advantage of the Arctica over our old bottles is that it is made of PP (polypropylene) and PP has less smell and taste than PE (polyethylene). That said, it is still a plastic that we can put hot water in, which doesn't help. Moreover, if the bottle is not properly washed and rinsed, there are residues that will give a taste that can also be associated with plastic. Tips : - Wash and rinse the bottle well after each use - Sterilise it from time to time with baby bottle tablets - Store the bottle in a cool place

Can your bottles be washed in a dishwasher ?

All of our bottles can be washed in a dishwasher. We advise that bottles are washed regularly (in a dishwasher or by hand) to get rid of any build-up.

Can I put my bottle in a fridge ?

Our entire range of bottles can be put in the fridge. Be careful not to leave it at negative temperatures for too long. We do not recommend storing them in the freezer.

The push lid (cap of the bottle) is broken, is it possible to replace it ?

Zéfal offers an after-sales customer service allowing you to order individual parts. All the push lids from the range are available to be purchased through our e-Commerce site

What are the advantages of the new push of the SENSE PRO and ARCTICA PRO?

- Perfectly sealed bottle (double closing system: Push + valve). - Soft contact with the push. - Two-material lid adds grip to the bottle.

Can I buy a cover?

No, in spare parts we only have the push.

What is the difference between a bottle with a push cap and a screw cap ?

A bottle with a push cap has a lid that is attached to and clips onto the bottle. It can be opened quickly. The screw cap offers a better seal as it screws onto the neck of the bottle. The downside is that if the bottle falls from the bike in the peloton, it can be very dangerous as it is like a stone on the road.

Which bottle should be used to keep my drink cool during a long bike ride ?

Our thermal bottle ARCTICA keeps drinks cool for 2.5 hours (depending on the outside temperature). You will also be able to go for long rides in the sunshine thanks to its 700ml capacity. The ARCTICA bottle will also keep your drink warm through winter.

Are Zéfal bottles made in France ?

Yes, our entire range of bottles is made in France under strict quality controls.

Can I put any liquid in the bottle ?

Do not put any carbonated drinks in the bottle (there’s the risk that the drink will become too fizzy whilst in transit) or any drinks where the temperature of the liquid is equal to or greater than 80°C. Please note that any drink containing energy supplements or coffee or tea etc. can lead to a discoloration of the inside of the bottle, bottle lid and bottle opening.

Which bottle would you recommend for long rides ?

With a capacity of 1L, the MAGNUM is the ideal bottle for long rides. If you want to keep your drink at a specific temperature, the ARCTICA bottle can also be used for long rides and has a capacity of 750ml.

What is the length and diameter of the Magnum?

The length of the magnum is 260 mm and its diameter is 76 mm.

Our customised bottles : what is the minimum order to buy a customised bottle?

A minimum of 250 bottles is required for a custom order. At the end of your configuration, you will be directed to our sales department who will finalise your order. Find your configurator here.

How are bottle cages mounted?

The majority of frames on the market come with mounting screws for bottle cages. There are 2 screw holes found on the down tube and on the seat tube (above the crank set). The spacing between these holes is universal and our bottle cages will fit them. If your frame does not have holes, a GIZMO UNIVERSAL can be used to mount the bottle cage onto all frames without scratching.

Do your bottle cages work with other bottles on the market?

Our bottle cages are compatible with the majority of bottles on the market and vice-versa – our bottles are compatible with all bottles cages on the market as they are based on a standard bottle size (75mm in diameter).

Is a specific bottle cage needed for bottles with a large capacity like the MAGNUM?

Our MAGNUM was specially designed to work with various bottle cages on the market. The MAGNUM has a volume of 1L making it ideal for long rides.

How is a bottle cage mounted onto a small frame?

The problem with small frames is getting the bottle out of the cage. The space between the axle and the bottle cage is sometimes not enough. The solution is a lateral insertion cage. If your frame has screw mounts, we recommend the WIIZ or the Pulse Z2 which has a side-opening and so needs less space. Whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, it is equally accessible. If your frame doesn’t have these fixings, the GIZMO UNIVERSAL can been used to mount your bottle cage. It can be fitted to all frames without scratching.

Are screws provided?

To ensure a perfect fit to your bike, we recommend that you use the screws that were provided with your frame. Additional screws are only supplied with the PULSE B2, le PULSE L2 et les PULSE Z2PULSE Z2i .