I was going to say that too. It was flapping open from almost the beginning of the bike ride.
IMO, while not a disaster overall, this was really a poor showcase for the tank from a realistically usable hydration system beyond the initial fluids and any aero benefits of it were totally negated by flapping lids, tape, and BTS solutions too far back due to the tank in the way.
Specialized is going to be digging out of this hole for a while. They really need to revisit this concept before it hits showroom floors. I'm all for nerds inheriting the earth but does Specialized not have a single person in a non-techie role that could have just said, "Hey guys, while you all are circle jerking about your wind tunnel and CFD simulations of this tank, nobody can refill the damn thing and the fucking lid won't stay on. Oh, and since nobody can refill it, they are slapping bottle cages 12" away from their bodies for more water. So rider on in real world scenarios the aerodynamics of the thing really don't play out."
As I said in the other thread. I have no issues with the bike beyond the impractical nature of the tank.
2018 Races: INJURED
Favorite Gear: Dimond Bikes
| Desoto Sport
| Hoka One One