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View Poll Results: Water Bottle Cage on a DH bike
Sounds like a great Idea, Do it. 4 13.33%
Sounds interesting, might not be worth the trouble. 5 16.67%
What are you thinking? 18 60.00%
BEST idea ever? 1 3.33%
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Old 02-12-05, 01:24 AM   #1
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Water Bottle Cages on a DH bike, For or Against.

Discuss, I'm seriously pondering it.
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Old 02-12-05, 01:26 AM   #2
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Did you hit your head again? When the hell will you have time to grab a bottle on a DH course?
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I don't see a problem with it
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ya that would be why no dh bikes hae water bottle mounts, because you either wear a hyration pack or for short rides like raiyn said when do yoou have time on a Dh course to grab a water bottle
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Except for all the dirt and crap that will be all over the mouthpiece...
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Old 02-12-05, 01:30 AM   #6
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I don't see a problem with it
Of course that munch would have a cage on his rig. Can't get the damn fork on right why not mount a cage?
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Picky picky......
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Why not... ?

Nothing saying you cant ride a DH bike on longer rides.
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Why not... ?

Nothing saying you cant ride a DH bike on longer rides.
Other than the geometry.....and the weight....and the gearing
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Well, you're not going to die from exhaustion if you ride a 50lb bike for more than 20 minutes.. hopefully.
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Old 02-12-05, 01:52 AM   #11
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Umm I say no to the water bottle, but Raiyn yes you can ride DH bikes long distances. I ride my DH rig everywhere I need to go because I can't get lifts to the trails. And my bike does waeigh a lot, doesn't have the best gearing and isn't the right geometry. But I have ridden it to a friends place which is between 10-15km away and the whole bloody ride was up extremely steep hills, yes it sucked (it was fun coming home ).

As to the water bottle, I reckon it would be more prone to damage, rock hitting down tube, and also you are more likely to have serious crashes DHing . So that would only aid in making more trail trash. If you want water why not use a hydration pack?
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I just use a camelback, and I don't even have a DH bike. My bike is kind of trailbike-ish, and it doesn't have any cages on it. My friend's stumpjumper doesn't even have a bottle cage on it.
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Old 02-12-05, 03:07 AM   #13
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Raiyn yes you can ride DH bikes long distances. I ride my DH rig everywhere I need to go because I can't get lifts to the trails. And my bike does waeigh a lot, doesn't have the best gearing and isn't the right geometry. But I have ridden it to a friends place which is between 10-15km away and the whole bloody ride was up extremely steep hills, yes it sucked (it was fun coming home ).
The point I was going for is it's not the best of ideas. It's not the wisest thing to do, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
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Get a Camelbak. Waterbottle cage + DH bike = not cool in my books. Ever since i ditched my water bottle cage and got a camelbak ive never looked back.
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Old 02-12-05, 04:51 PM   #15
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Waterbottle cages on DH bikes are a sign of Doomsday
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Old 02-12-05, 05:07 PM   #16
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I'm for it for the only reason is that you can't dump water on your head from your camelbak. I don't know if you can even put a waterbottle on a DH bike but on my FR bike I'm going to put one on it just for the shear fact is that during the summer when it's 115 degrees I want to be able to pour water on my head. Call me crazy but I don't want to die.
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That's well and good but we aren't talking FR bikes we're talking DH and there is no reason for them to use cages. They have a lift to the top and sag areas on the bottom.
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Psh. screw fashion. If I get a DH bike it'll have atleast 2 cages, maybe 3.
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Psh. screw fashion. If I get a DH bike it'll have atleast 2 cages, maybe 3.
It's not about FASHION. When the heck are you going to have time to grab a bottle? If you have that kind of time you damn sure aren't going hard enough and will most likely end up with 3" Gazza stripes up and down your back.
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In that case Raiyn if there is a good supply of water then no don't do it. My only deal was just carry water but if theres plenty around, screw it.
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It's not about FASHION. When the heck are you going to have time to grab a bottle? If you have that kind of time you damn sure aren't going hard enough and will most likely end up with 3" Gazza stripes up and down your back.
dude...like get real...I am going to stop every few feet to drink some water...DUH! It's all downhill anyways...
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In that case Raiyn if there is a good supply of water then no don't do it. My only deal was just carry water but if theres plenty around, screw it.
DH runs aren't that long. If you need water to drink CBak's are the way to go. It's just not safe to even consider bottles.
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Are you kidding me? Dude...what is wrong w/ flying down a hill covered in dirt and what not one handed? I mean holding a watter bottle isn't a big deal.. plus a camelbak weighs too much...gotta watch the weight.
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Are you kidding me? Dude...what is wrong w/ flying down a hill covered in dirt and what not one handed? I mean holding a watter bottle isn't a big deal.. plus a camelbak weighs too much...gotta watch the weight.
<beats head against brick wall> What gives did you learn about DH from MERTON? He probably told you to attach the cage using metal strapping and rubber shims or some crap
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Are you kidding me? Dude...what is wrong w/ flying down a hill covered in dirt and what not one handed? I mean holding a watter bottle isn't a big deal.. plus a camelbak weighs too much...gotta watch the weight.
You do realize we aren't talking streets? There is no way you could survive a dh run one handed without some serious practice (there is a one armed handicap dude from cali who goes huge and races dh...but his ability is above and beyond most I have met or know) You would like get seriously hurt.
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