Discuss, I'm seriously pondering it.
I don't see a problem with it
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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Why not... ?
Nothing saying you cant ride a DH bike on longer rides.
Well, you're not going to die from exhaustion if you ride a 50lb bike for more than 20 minutes.. hopefully.
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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Originally Posted by Hilltop Hoods
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.
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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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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dude...like get real...I am going to stop every few feet to drink some water...DUH! It's all downhill anyways...Originally Posted by Raiyn
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.Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD