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New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento
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Just wanted to let everyone know that Giant has released an updated version of the Bento and Front Hydration. According the letter I got in the box, I believe this upgrade is free to anyone who purchased a 2016 model with the originals. I even got a nice Giant Triathlon Bag with my upgrade.

I haven't had a chance to try them out yet ( I will tomorrow), but from the looks of it, they seem to be A LOT better.

The front hydration fill hole has been moved back, which makes it easier to fill during a ride. The rubber baffle is thicker and seems more durable. There is a plastic cap that snaps on to hold the rubber baffle in place and also the rubber extender that holds the straw.

The Bento box is no longer taper so the capacity is much greater that the last one.
Last edited by: mcgong: Jan 27, 17 9:46
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Nice! Just picked mine up this week, as well.

One note: The bottle is taller than the 2016 model, so very low and narrow arm rests will not fit nicely. I am currently having this problem but am working on a solution.


Otherwise, yes, the front bottle is larger and much more secure. Bento is larger and also secures its contents.

Alex Arman

Strava
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Whoa! Terrific!

Did your shop notify you or did you reach out straight to Giant?
Unfortunately, the shop I bought mine from (Athlete's Lounge in PDX) is shuttered.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [dfroelich] [ In reply to ]
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I actually saw it on an ebay auction and contacted my LBS. Within a few days, I had a box waiting for me.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Meanwhile, Felt IA owners fume...

Good on Giant to timely respond to customer complaints
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Just wanted to update you all....

Went for a ride today with the new setup. I purposely filled the hydration up, almost to the top. No bueno. I need to double check but I think the fill cap is only a single baffle design, which is probably the reason why. Water squirts out of the top continuously, sometimes 4 inches high. Once the water lowered though, it was a lot better. A side note too, is that I was riding pretty harsh roads. So we just have to fill it about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
The bottle also came with a "no fill" plug. I believe if you use that, you won't have a problem with leakage; but then you can not fill on-the-go. I did test this and filled the front hydration with my water bottle. It worked great. You can now pull your bottle out and the fill cap stays in place. Overall, I believe the new design is much better. I'm going to see if I can help with the squirting water somehow.
Last edited by: mcgong: Jan 28, 17 12:51
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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I didn't have many problems with the other set up, but this is much improved. I have 3 rides on it and haven't had problems with it. I've filled it with two bottles worth of water, so guessing 40oz each time. There are droplets that pop out a little at first when I hit a bump, but not enough to be an issue. This new set up takes away any of the frustrations I had about this bike and I now have to say this is the best of the 5 TT bikes I've had.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [ko21] [ In reply to ]
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ko21 wrote:
I didn't have many problems with the other set up, but this is much improved. I have 3 rides on it and haven't had problems with it. I've filled it with two bottles worth of water, so guessing 40oz each time. There are droplets that pop out a little at first when I hit a bump, but not enough to be an issue. This new set up takes away any of the frustrations I had about this bike and I now have to say this is the best of the 5 TT bikes I've had.

Good to hear. Just curious, is your fill cap a single baffle too?

You must ride on smooth roads. :)
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Any idea how to secure the di2 junction box inside the bento? the older version had a little slide in clip but this newer one doesn't have that. Is the velcro included in the bag anything to do with it?

Overall the bottle and bento is much better, I have a small frame and the bottle capacity has grown from 440ml to just under 740ml.

Nice touch by Giant to offer upgrades to 2016 customers too.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Can you stuff a loofa in it to buffer against splashing?

(Still trying to find a shop to hook me up with this kit.)
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [dfroelich] [ In reply to ]
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dfroelich wrote:
Can you stuff a loofa in it to buffer against splashing?

(Still trying to find a shop to hook me up with this kit.)

That is a great idea. I will look into that! Thanks.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [twirpburrows] [ In reply to ]
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twirpburrows wrote:
Any idea how to secure the di2 junction box inside the bento? the older version had a little slide in clip but this newer one doesn't have that. Is the velcro included in the bag anything to do with it?

Overall the bottle and bento is much better, I have a small frame and the bottle capacity has grown from 440ml to just under 740ml.

Nice touch by Giant to offer upgrades to 2016 customers too.

I used the Velcro to secure it to my top tube inside the Bento.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Yes, it is a single. The roads around here are chip seal, so not the smoothest, but not horrible. I haven't taken it on any of the really bad roads around town. When I did fill it all the way to the top, it did splash out a bit more.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Yea that's what I did, grabbing it to charge looks a little fiddly but I suppose that's a once in a blue moon job. Overall, very pleased with the new designs.
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Re: New Giant Trinity Advanced Hydration and Bento [mcgong] [ In reply to ]
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Good information folks. Thanks for the responses.
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