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    What are these screws under this frame for ?

    I've seen some hardtails have screws under the frame to carry a second water bottle. But these screws on this full suspension frame are different. What are they for ?

    Also, how are you supposed to carry a second water bottle on this full suspension frame ? Is it impossible to carry a second water bottle on a full suspension ?


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    Cable guides for full-length housing.

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    Ok. So then, is there any way to put a second water cage/bottle in this full suspension frame, or any full suspension frame, as most are very similar to this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    Ok. So then, is there any way to put a second water cage/bottle in this full suspension frame, or any full suspension frame, as most are very similar to this ?
    Not really, no. Choices are: Use a camelback or put a bottle cage on the back of your seatpost.

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    Real Mtn bikers use Camel backs. Water cages are for battery packs for night riding.

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    Even if you could put a bottle cage on the lower part of that down tube, just think of all the crap that it would get covered with from your front wheel. Get a hydration pack, best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbod1 View Post
    Real Mtn bikers use Camel backs. Water cages are for battery packs for night riding.

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    I typically ride with one bottle on the frame and one bottle in a Jersey pocket. Don't listen to them, your specialized epic would laugh at you if you tried to ride it with a hydration pack on...

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'm used to riding hardtails which allow a second cage on the seat tube. I don't know about the "real mountain bikers use camelbaks" thingy, I like the freedom of not carrying a backpack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delay View Post
    I typically ride with one bottle on the frame and one bottle in a Jersey pocket. Don't listen to them, your specialized epic would laugh at you if you tried to ride it with a hydration pack on...
    Doesn't it feel a little bulky on the jersey pocket ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    I've seen some hardtails have screws under the frame to carry a second water bottle. But these screws on this full suspension frame are different. What are they for ?

    Also, how are you supposed to carry a second water bottle on this full suspension frame ? Is it impossible to carry a second water bottle on a full suspension ?

    THIS FS Frame is a race frame, In races that require more than a bottle's worth of hydration, you get a family member to hand you a fresh bottle on the second/third/fourth lap, whatever.
    Now If you ride this frame for long training rides for your race, you use a camelback. At least..... That's the way I always looked at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbod1 View Post
    Real Mtn bikers use Camel backs.
    Oh, you lummox.
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    hey i ride my epic with a camelbak and i have no cages
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    Doesn't it feel a little bulky on the jersey pocket ?

    not nearly as much as a hydration pack does. Really it hits on the small of the back and is quite refreshing when its hot out to have a cold bottle there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delay View Post
    I typically ride with one bottle on the frame and one bottle in a Jersey pocket. Don't listen to them, your specialized epic would laugh at you if you tried to ride it with a hydration pack on...
    Can't even imagine carrying a water bottle in a jersey pocket, but then I don't like stuff in jersey pockets, don't even wear jerseys with pockets.

    BTW, does the link in your signature have a missing letter or something?
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    I only carry water bottles if I dont want to be able to drink and I want my bike to be heavier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebowski View Post
    hey i ride my epic with a camelbak and i have no cages

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    I prefer the camelback. That way I can carry my custom first aid kit, small camera, some tools, tube. c02, yadda yadda

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    ive got one right under the bottom bracket on my full suspension. next to the cranks. Sort wierd bu tIt works. In AZ it gets battered alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronAnderson View Post
    I prefer the camelback. That way I can carry my custom first aid kit, small camera, some tools, tube. c02, yadda yadda
    Ditto.

    When I lived in Wyoming, it was also useful if I decided to get off of the bike and hike somewhere to see something that wasn't accessible by bike.

    Handy place for my 9mm, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius View Post
    Handy place for my 9mm, too.
    LOL !

    Serious ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
    LOL !

    Serious ?
    When I lived in Wyoming and Colorado, yes. Not so much here in Indiana. lol.

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    Camelbaks are stupid for any ride under 2 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnTheRivet View Post
    Camelbaks are stupid for any ride under 2 hours.
    Incorrect.

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