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Ok - I have a problem. I have to vigorously shake my water bottles now before I drink from them. I carry my fuel mix in my water bottles and the fuel tends to 'settle' out. Ever since I switched to a 29'er I have had to do more shaking 'cause the ride is so smooth. On my 26'er, hell I never had to worry about the shake, just gulp and go.

Anyone else?

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I don't know about the water to wine...my water turns to raspberry hammergel, and there is a brilliant rainbow's end with a pot of gold at every trailhead.

Yesterday, the ride was so smooth, I found myself dropping off to sleep at the handlebars, but the 29'er is so 'educated' that she just found the way home all by herself.. :)

The bike even pedals itself most days...so relaxing.. :thumbsup:


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It's worse now

edemtbs Ever since I switched to a 29'er I have had to do more shaking 'cause the ride is so smooth. On my 26'er said:
Well Ed, now that you have that Ti Erickson and Pace fork you might as well give up on the "fuel" in the bottle. You'll have to spend so much energy shaking it it won't be worth the calories used just to get it outta the bottle. Time to switch to a gel, I say. :D
 

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It's okay, I prefer my water bottles stirred, not shaken. :rockon:
 

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Nope, doesn't happen to me

29ers ride so effortlessly that I no longer need to rehydrate or fuel. It got so bad that
I was considering getting a 26er to get back in shape;)
 

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oh yes i really like what you guys are talking about here. its so cool that we agree and have a place like this to be together. lets talk about our tube stems next. they really need attention, like us
 

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Perhaps I could put some yeast, barley, hops, malt and the like in my water-bottles so I can have a beer at the end of my ride? I so dearly miss a good beer, hell I'd even settle for a _bad_ beer after these many months of forced sobriety..... Well I'll be in Qatar for R&R soon and I know I can heve 3 beers per day when I'm there, just need to hang on a few more weeks......

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can you guys stop it? making me drool for 29ers even more! muahahahaha

any incident of water turning into hot tea with milk?
 

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WarPigs said:
can you guys stop it? making me drool for 29ers even more! muahahahaha

any incident of water turning into hot tea with milk?
Some times ... but the trail has to be "cool" for that to happen.. :)

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Perhaps I could put some yeast, barley, hops, malt and the like in my water-bottles so I can have a beer at the end of my ride? I so dearly miss a good beer, hell I'd even settle for a _bad_ beer after these many months of forced sobriety..... Well I'll be in Qatar for R&R soon and I know I can heve 3 beers per day when I'm there, just need to hang on a few more weeks......

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Maybe if you used Cloxxi's trick and put all the ingredients in your tubes. Who knows what all that spinning would do. If it works we could have everybody doing it. I can just see it, mountain bikers will be getting drunk sucking beer out of their tires at the top of hills in parks all over the world. Hey, we could be fermenting a revolution here.

Unfortunately, I think the fermentation would merely explode the tires. Well at least you would have a pretty good beer blast.
 

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Rainman said:
Some times ... but the trail has to be "cool" for that to happen.. :)

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I was on a "cool" trail yesterday and look, 29'er sediment! This is quite an impediment as there was no sign of beer, wine or tea and that's what I need to keep going. I had to shake the bottle, this takes time and effort not to mention it's a potentially dangerous distraction. Perhaps I have discovered the Achilles heel of 29'ers :eek:
 

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Now THAT is nasty!

I'm the only 29" rider in a sports liefd of 150 average. Somehow I never have my bottle cage let a bottle go on brake stutter bumps. I do have a lot of 26" bottles to slalom my way through at the bottom of descends. Another unexpected advantage?
 

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Cloxxki said:
I'm the only 29" rider in a sports liefd of 150 average. Somehow I never have my bottle cage let a bottle go on brake stutter bumps. I do have a lot of 26" bottles to slalom my way through at the bottom of descends. Another unexpected advantage?
Perhaps it is!!

Now THAT is nasty!
It is nasty isn't it. My 29'er does not keep my water bottles clean, a little disappointing actually as I expected a bit more from her.

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New bottle?

That's strange...:eek:

My lovely silver Campagnolo water bottle is always immaculate, even after riding through the mud.

Maybe your 29'er is trying to tell you something?

....heheheheh.. :)

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