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Old 05-23-03, 08:23 AM   #1
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road bikes camel paks

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?
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Old 05-23-03, 08:47 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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There's already a discussion going on about this over here.
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