...average time for another Camelbak thread to be posted.garciawork said:Any of ya'll use em? I cant imagine riding without my M.U.L.E. filled about 3/4's of the way.... Anybody else? I don't think I have actually seen one on a road biker before.
What if I drink something other than water, smart guy? Water bottles go in the dishwasher....TomH said:lol leave it to a road bike forum to complain about cleaning camelbaks fill them with clean water and you really dont have to clean them.. or if you're anal, toss them in the freezer.. or dont, doesnt make a difference.. or spend 5 seconds rinsing them out every now and then and wash your mouth piece.
i dont think mines too comfortable on the roadbike.. its essential for a mountain bike ride though.
I don't think everyone puts their Water Bottles in the dishwater, but maybe they do.yakky said:What if I drink something other than water, smart guy? Water bottles go in the dishwasher....
I use camelbaks on long mtb rides. On a mtb they are very handy. Unlike on a road bike it's rare that you're able to take your hands off the bars long enough to grab a bottle and drink. Plus, bottles can easily be dislodged on a mtb, rarely the case on a road ride. Center of gravity and balance is a non-issue. A couple of pounds on your back doesn't make you unbalanced and you quickly adjust to any possible balance or center of gravity issues. Your back does get more sweaty but since you're likely sweating pretty profusely anyway what's the dif? Sweat in my eyes is much more of a problem. Cleaning is simple. Two denture tablets in a bladder of water and everything is minty fresh. Most of the time I just rinse and throw in the freezer. I've also cleaned my bladder just like I clean my beer lines, oxy-clean. Works great with no effort, rinse and throw it in the freezer.Hooben said:Only when I want to screw up my center of gravity, my balance and have my back all sweaty and crappy. Oh, and I like suckin' on that latex tube all day too! They are such a joy to clean, where do I get one?