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    CamelBak

    Hey everyone do you guys know if like gatorade will leak through a camelbak bluewave? like or will get it all nasty for next time when you use water?
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    There is no reason it would leak. Now as for getting nasty there is a chance of that. Make sure you clean it very well after each ride. I use Cytomax in mine for races and have never had a problem.
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    I only drink water but Gatorade or any other drink is a fluid just like water, maybe a bit thicker but if your reservoir leaks is not due to what you drink it must have some sort of leak on it.
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    Unless you're gatorade is in fact acid it shouldn't leak where other liquids won't.

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    I don't understand your question at all, especially the first part. Assuming your Camelbak had a leak to start with, I would advise against drinking any liquid that CAUSES your Camelbak to leak!

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    If your Camelbak does not leak water, it will not leak Gatorade. However, if you use Gatorade, you will have to thoroughly clean your bladder, drinking tube, and bite valve after your ride or it will grow mold in no time. You'll need cleaning brushes, especially for the tube to get all the sugar residue out. And afterward, hang the bladder up to dry.

    Unless you are going on several hour rides, I would try to avoid using anything but water in your CamelBak. It's just too much hassle cleaning it.

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    Any liquid that causes your Camelbak to leak may cause ~you~ to leak as well so don't do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specializerider
    Hey everyone do you guys know if like gatorade will leak through a camelbak bluewave? like or will get it all nasty for next time when you use water?
    Thanks
    believe it or not, WALMART of all places had a cleaning kit for bladders for like 8 bucks in the camping section. after my rides i hang it with the special insert that holds it open and it air dries.

    someone once told me you can clean them every once in awhile by running Vodka through it. just use the cheap kind though...

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    You'll need cleaning brushes, especially for the tube to get all the sugar residue out.
    You won't need brushes to clean out any residue. Sugar is very soluable in water, and a very THOROUGH flushing should do the trick. Warm water would work the best. And it probably would not grow mold. Gatorade is pasturized in some way and should therefore not have any bacteria that would cause mold to grow. But the bacteria from your mouth, the sugars from the gatorade, and an IDEAL temperature could possibly cause bacteria to grow in the bite-valve. Now orange juice, there's a liquid that likes to mold if left out too long....

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    wow i dont know what i meant about leaking woops but thanks for the other help im just gonna use water

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    Learned this one from a friend: bring a standard water bottle for mixed/energy drinks, and keep regular water inside the camelback.

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