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Old 03-20-15, 06:37 AM
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Where to put my "junk".

I just purchased a Trek Dual Sport and wondering where everyone keeps their spare tube, CO2 and multi tool.

On my road bike i have a small saddle bag, but I do plan on going off road and concerned that under the saddle might not be the best place.
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Old 03-20-15, 07:03 AM
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Saddle bags work fine. I use a hydration pack so I just keep everything in there.
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saddle bag, jersey pocket, hydration pack - any or all of them depending on length of ride
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Nothing goes on the bike,, not even an empty water bottle cage..

Everything goes In your pack.. wear the pack low as possible, low cg
A snug pack is easy to control,,,Junk wiggling around on the bike is not....

You need the bike to be as flickable as it can be,,
One day you'll need that extra ounce of flickability to miss a rock or a tree at speed...

I got that T-shirt, earned it with blood.

Disregard this If your just tooling along, But It does apply when your getting it on

My pack has the lowest CG of any I think...
Camelbak Volt LR
http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com...tion-pack.html

"Its well-engineered lumbar design makes the Volt LR a great choice for riders who prefer technical terrain but prefer the versatility of a pack, the Volts strategic stabilizing system keeps it in place even when the going gets rough. -J. Carr"

It's not new or fancy so most disregard it .. I almost did.

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Hydration pack is probably the easiest. Try a few on and see which one is comfortable. I have a GoLite Rush that I really like.
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Lots of discussion out there about a pack being 'Hot' against your back.
Many newer packs have fancy mesh venting systems and the newest thing Is removable back armor..

I ride In Central Florida,, during july and august I often go out at Noon and sweat like crazy.
It's not a problem If you know how to hydrate correctly. Do I sweat under my pack ? sure, matters not to me.
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Sweat is free air conditioning when you get moving

As for pack comfort, Mine became Invisible once I got the straps set right. I don't even think about it so I guess It's very comfy.
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