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Old 02-17-06, 07:20 PM
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camelbak mule, and heavier riders...

Do you heavier riders use the waist strap?

I jut bought a 2006 mule, and the strap doesn't look too comfy. Is ths strap supposed to go around the beltline or the stomach?
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Old 02-17-06, 07:42 PM
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I never use the waist strap. I have never seen a need for it.
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Old 02-18-06, 08:46 AM
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I never use the strap while cycling, but it helps when trail running or hiking.
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I done about 35-40mi today with it on....I'm taking that silly thing off.

I have to get the shoulder straps right though...they still put pressure at my arm joints. I gotta say the camelbak is possibly the best cycling invention ever....well maybe after I try my first pair of cycling shorts out (bought them on the way home today, after seeing what my denim shorts done to my poor leather saddle).
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I don't use the waist strap.
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Are you riding road or mountain? I'm not a big guy but for those rare times I wear mine while road riding, I don't bother with the waist straps. However, for MTBing, I will always use the waist strap.
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Old 02-18-06, 09:04 PM
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road.

Even for mountain I don't see the benefit...but I do have a rather buddha-like figure, so the strap sits either above or below my belly...so I bet that could be part of it's uselessness to me. The pack felt too rigid for the strap to do much. Could be because I had that bladder rather full, and had a u-lock jammed inside of the expandable section of the bag.
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Old 02-19-06, 12:30 AM
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Whatta mean "heavier riders"? I got a cb and I have no prollems with the strap 220lbs.
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Old 02-19-06, 12:40 AM
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ok let me rephrase:

rotund riders

sumo-esque riders

riders with "kegs" instead of "six-packs"

Chunk-like riders

...does that work
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