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brought my first hydration pack today from halfords. 37.99 an does wonders :)

i was just wondering can you only put water in them or can it be anythin still or fizzy?
 

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There are lots of threads about this but to sum it up.... No fizzy. I would suggest water only as it is easy to clean. Gatoraide and poweraide ets are hard to clean and can leave residue that molds. Some people use lemon juice or other flavorings. Hope this helps.
 

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Agreed stick with the water ONLY! I find it enough of a pain emptying out my remaining water after a long tired ride and leaving it to airdry I could only image the mess anything else would make!
 

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Provided you clean it after a ride and let it dry properly (or stick it straight in the freezer ) then you can put whatever in it for the duration of a ride.

I use a flavoured mix in my Camelbak as I don't like just having water and I clean it properly after a ride. Been doing that for years and no major science experiments have resulted in the bladder. I tend to clean it and pop it straight in the freezer as much less chance any mould issues that way.




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yeah water is the best thing...especially while riding. Save the gatorade and other sports drinks for after. Highly recommend diluting gatorade with 50% water. You'll replenish the electrolytes lost and reduce the amount of sugar intake. Great recovering drink is pedialyte...but that stuff isnt cheap
 
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