Training & Nutrition - Which "Camelback" type Hydration System
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
The Speaker Guy
03-25-04, 12:13 AM
There's so many models to choose from. Any particular preferences?
My use: primary hydration for road cycling. My recent bariatric surgery prevents me from taking large gulps of water. I figured a camelback would allow me to take small sips frequently.
I plan on progressing to 20 mile rides soon (I know, hardly Lance-like).
I have two models I use. One is the M.U.L.E. which I find to be especially useful for mountain biking as it holds just the right amount of water (100 fl. oz.) and has enough storage for gear for an all-day epic ride without being overly bulky. The other model I have is the Lobo which is more minimalistic and if I take a CamelBak for road riding is the one I choose. It carries 70 fl. oz. of water which is enough to get me by between sporadic water stops and has some space for extra power bars, tools and essentials. I can also roll up a jacket or arm/leg warmers and strap it under the main flap.
03-25-04, 07:29 AM
I have the Rocket. It is supposedly cycling specific. I like it for the compact design, just what I need... to pack light. Enough to fit in 2.1 litres of water, some energy bars which I don't usually bring, my handphone and a allen key. It is cool really, but the lack of storage space could be frustrating like when I was at the night cycling event.
03-25-04, 09:04 AM
I to have a rocket. It is the best one I have seen/used for cycling. It is arched so that you dont have weight sitting on your back and it also has a split water resevior so that the water is even across your back.
My use: primary hydration for road cycling.
I have a Classic. I don't need or want lots of storage pockets and pouches. It's basic, simple, and has just enough storage capacity for when I need just a little extra space.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.