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    CamelBak

    Good tasting water.......Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm......

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    Never had a problem with it. Then again I keep my empty bladders in the freezer.

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    What exactly is the problem? Plastic-tasting water, I assume?

    Give the bladder a good rinse with a mixture of 25% lemon juice and 75% water. And of course, don't forget to empty and rise the bladder right away when you return from a ride.
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    I clean mine with water and a little bleach. So the first fill after a cleaning tastes a little like swimming pool water.

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    I use denture cleaner to clean the bladder. Two tabs, fill with water, leave overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DVC45
    I use denture cleaner to clean the bladder. Two tabs, fill with water, leave overnight.
    +1

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    I got a Platypus bladder - seems like a much better design than the Camelbak.

    1. Different material for the bladder, slick -- not soft and rubbery

    2. Ziplock top so you can actually get something inside it to clean it.

    I got it for backpacking; haven't used it on the bike.
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    baking soda works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    +1
    +2 for the denture tablets.

    If you're too cheap for that, fill it with Coca-Cola and let it sit overnight.

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    I just clean it w/ dishwashing detergent and fill it w/ juice mixed w/ water.
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