General Cycling Discussion - road bikes camel paks
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Just got my 1st road bike and find I get thirsty more on the road then on my mtb. Iv'e noticed that road riders don't like camel paks. Why? also whats a good pump to carry?
05-23-03, 09:47 AM
I like my CamelBak, but find it a nuisance to clean the reservoir. Consequently, I use bottles for shorter rides and the CamelBak for rides > 40 miles.
05-23-03, 09:51 AM
I ride road and mtb and use a Camelback for both. This allows me to carry more in the way of tools and supplies that I may need in case of a breakdown. In the way of pumps I carry a Topeak frame mounted pump and a C02 inflator.
I always used to use a camel back on my road bike. But I found my neck giving me trouble on loooong rides. When I stopped using the camel back, neck troubles went away.
I still use camel back on mtb bike, rides are 20-30km.
I also find with a camel back I cannot get at my jersey pockets.
05-23-03, 11:31 AM
I see roadies using Camelbaks. I have used one a couple of times, but only on long rides where two bottles might not be enough and I wasn't certain of refill opportunities. Given the choice I prefer to take a couple of bottles and get refills along the way.
There's already a discussion going on about this over here (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?s=&postid=234278#post234278).
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