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Wow! All the goodness of a camelback without any of the drawbacks. Where can i buy this? I would always use it except when racing.
 

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dirty bite valve, at leat with it up my your mouth it take less hassle. get a bite valve cover...also how many liters does that hold?
 

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It holds 1.2 L (40 oz.)
I dont see why you wouldn't just use a CamelBak? Could someone enlighten me?
In the article a comment was posted saying it was "safer than a traditional hydration pack" but I don't get why?
 

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With a Camelbak you are placing the weight of the water on your back along with whatever you are carrying in it. Some people don't like this weight on their back and, especially in hot conditions, it is not desireable. Something else that I have noticed while using a Camelbak is that my body heats up the water so I'm drinking tepid water after a while. If I ice it down my body warmth melts the ice quickly. Then again, the ice works great to cool me off until it all melts.

WRT to it being safer, they're probably thinking that it's safer in a crash?
 

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Looks pretty cool. I'd sport that if I wasn't going to be carrying anything else, such as small tools, repair kits, energy gel, etc. But since I carry those things with a camelbak, might as well carry my water as well.
 

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Interesting. It has it's place. Tho I only wish I could remember how many times my camelback has reduced the impact of various diggers.
 

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I've seen a lot of those on triathlon bikes, looks like a cool idea.
 

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PCC said:
With a Camelbak you are placing the weight of the water on your back along with whatever you are carrying in it.?
The really funny part is that in the mid nineties, Camelbak ads had a moniker "get the weight off your bike." Implying that you would ride faster if the weight was on your back rather than your bike.

I gotta dig the retracting device. it's one of those gadgets that are being using for USB cables.

I certainly know when I ride White Rim in a Day again, I'm going to shed a lot of weight from my pack and paste it on my bike. Jeff Kerekove suggested that at a endurance racing discussion recently. There are guys who strap camel bak bladders onto bike frames.
 

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lidarman said:
The really funny part is that in the mid nineties, Camelbak ads had a moniker "get the weight off your bike." Implying that you would ride faster if the weight was on your back rather than your bike.

I gotta dig the retracting device. it's one of those gadgets that are being using for USB cables.
I think the less weight you have to muscle around with your arms the better....If you move 8-10 lbs. up onto your back (despite the shift in COG) the whole body can manage it...
CDT
 

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I agree with G.G. My camelback Mule has saved my back numerous times when I go over the bars and hit the back. It's especially nice when it is full. It's like landing on an air matress. Besides, riding with that thing would make me feel like I am drinking from someone's catheter, due to the location of the tubing. :)
 

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You know, it does look like he's drinking out of his privates.

I already see a market pitch ambiguously mentioning water recycling on the side of the big main ad, totally unrelated, but all in a ploy for unforgettable attention. They could even take the recycle logo, play with the name by highlighting "cycle" and put the loop in a background behind a rider.. seemingly carelessly implying the big joke.

I now have to locate some apple commercials to remind myself why I didnt go into marketing in the first place. I feel dirty.
 

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Sweet! That's just enough water to last almost 45 minutes! Then I can tape my pump and my tube to the downtube, tape my multi-tool to the seat tube, rubber-bands around my little first-aid pouch and attach that to the handlebar, cram my cell phone up my a$$, leave my wallet in my car so it can get stolen, zip-tie my keys to my handlebar to serve as a trail-bell, put my power-link and shimano pins in the hollow of my downtube when I remove my BB, and of course I can glue my food to my top-tube with some power-gell. Still have to decide what to do with my shock pump and patch kit, but damn,this is gunna make riding so much easier!

(40oz of water in Moab @ this time of year? Dumbest idea ever, or if combined with a camelback possibly a decent idea, although I'd just stick a 2nd bladder or some more fluids in the camelback)
 
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