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    I need more water!!! Help!

    I live in S. Fla, and summer is back so it'll be in the high 80's until December...
    I need to carry more water! Problem is....I HATE backpacks! so bladder packs are
    out of the question. I have a compact frame so there is only room for 1 standard
    water bottle.

    I was using a Profile Design Aqua Rack until today until the bolts bent, the threads
    sheared and the aluminum support bent. This is really too bad since I kinda like the
    rack. (is there a steel version of it?).

    Is there some other item that can take high impact riding and hold 2 extra bottles?

    CE
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    bladder packs are out of the question.
    Good luck buddy..

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    Cut a hole in the frame and add water in the hollowness. Dont forget a straw.

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    dminor -Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha !
    Im pretty sure you could get a camelbak hydration fanny pack- you still wear it, but its not a back pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    I live in S. Fla, and summer is back so it'll be in the high 80's until December...
    I need to carry more water! Problem is....I HATE backpacks! so bladder packs are
    out of the question.
    Sucks to be you then. Camelbaks and the like are the easiest way to get a lot of water. I couldn't imagine a long ride out in the boonies without one.
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    I was using a Profile Design Aqua Rack until today until the bolts bent, the threads
    sheared and the aluminum support bent. This is really too bad since I kinda like the
    rack. (is there a steel version of it?).
    Not that I've seen. I had the Aqua Rack for a while too and had similar issues with it. On top of that it tended to eject bottles at an alarming rate. I tossed the bracket and mounted the Kages on the frame mounts.
    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse

    Is there some other item that can take high impact riding and hold 2 extra bottles?

    CE
    There's this
    and there are various other mounts for cages (that I mostly see on lil' ol lady trailer park cruisers) that mount on the bars. Supergo (before they closed) had a stem face plate that had an attachment for mounting an extra cage. You might check at either Nashbar or Performance (they absorbed Supergo)

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    sign here so we can do stuff to your stuff...

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    it doubles as a helmet....
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    Guess you could always leave Florida, since it completely sucks and is utterly without merit.

    Seriously, though, you could get bottle cages that mount without bosses . . . I had 'em when I was a kid, but google isn't turning up anything great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempest
    Guess you could always leave Florida, since it completely sucks and is utterly without merit.
    them's fightin' words

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    Ironic, mountain biking in a place where there are no mountains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NextDollarAfter
    them's fightin' words

    not really, I'm from S FL.....Elevation changes are +/- 10 feet
    I'd say make due w/ a camelbak or bike near shopping plazas that has public fountains
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Living in Florida just means I can push myself to go faster so I can crash into a tree to my death and not fall off a cliff to my death; although neither sounds appealing.
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    inject it into your blood stream...a little buzz will occur but it passes soon enough

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    Back to basics & originality .... The canteen.

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    They have hydration packs that aren't back packs like this one.

    I have what I think is called a "side sling" from Camelback but I think it is discontinued. Camelbak also has a couple of waist mounted packs.

    Of course, most of the major on-line retailers have clip on bottle mounts for, mostly, the saddle area. I think these are usually marketed towards Tri-guys though so you may have to look for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    Please re-read the definition of "Ironic"
    mmmKthx!

    CE
    Ironic - characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is; "madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker"

    In this case, mtn biking suggests mountains. Florida has none.

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    Coming from a native; yeah FL does kinda suck. It didn't when I was a kid because it was far more laid back but now that development fever has completely taken hold this state holds little to no appeal for me anymore; I'll probably head for the mountains in a few more years, CO has always been my favorite state.

    As to your question Camelback is really the way to go. I hate the sweaty back feeling but the convenience and the alternatives (dehydration, heat stroke, agonizing death...etc) mean it is pretty much here to stay. I'm trying to find alternatives for distance road riding now and short of strapping bottles on every tube which would cost a small fortune in racks & bottles I just don't see many. There are some pretty nice low profile snug fitting packs out there (www.thenorthface.com) so I'll probably pick up one of those and keep the bulky storage one for the MTB. Good luck in your search.

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    Get a hydration pack like a CamelBak M.U.L.E. and pack the bladder practically solid with large icecubes. Fill with water that has been chilling in the refrigerator overnight. It is an easy way to learn that is the superior method to carry significant amounts of refreshing water when mountainbiking away from civilization. You'll get accustomed to it.

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    You may want to try a different type of pack. Wingnut makes a pack that rides very low by your waist.



    This might suit you better as any solution for putting more water on your bike will likely put it out of your reach.

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