It’s amazing how the simple things in life can put a big smile on your face. Had two of these lovely, simple water bottles waiting for me when I got home today. My old bottles had seen better days and I really liked the fact that Rouleur magazine hadn’t printed their logo on just any old bottle! They decided to go for a manufacturer with a little bit of history…

Spécialités T.A. started to produce cages for cyclists water bottles in 1947. By 1963, Spécialités T.A. was the sole supplier of bottles to the Tour de France organisation and innumerable pro cycle teams.
When Coca-Cola became a sponsor of the Tour, Spécialités T.A. obtained the first exclusive European manufacturing licence.