Carrying water bottle in jersey pocket
I’ve put a camelbak podium bottle into my jersey pocket, for winter rides when my winter bike only had one bottle cage. And I was far too lazy to fit another. I was using it as my main bottle too, the secondary bottle was the one on the bike, as the cage that was on there held onto bottles like a vice, you needed like two hands to get one out.
Most of the bottles I have are probably too large for a jersey pocket
Did you actually try? Or was it easier to start a thread then grab a bottle and a jersey? 😀Posted 5 years ago
I do it a lot in summer (one on frame, one in pocket) – more comfy than a Camelbak. Can be a bit irritating on rough stuff when it’s full (and I imagine would be a problem on a baggy jersey), but obviously it gets lighter as you go on!
Never had a problem with standard bottles (I use Spesh ones) being too big, don’t tend to use bigger than a 500ml one though.Posted 5 years agokentishmanMember
How about a roll up water bottlePosted 5 years ago
Depending on how short the ride is(1 hour) sometimes i hydrate a hour or so before my ride, usually pee then drink half a pint of water/juice and that will do me until i get home, though i suppose if it was a warmer day then perhaps that would not work for some people…
But mounting a bottle on some bikes can be a pain….Posted 5 years agoharryparabolicsMember
As my Blur LT lacks a mounting point for a water bottle holder, I’ve had to lump my camelback around on most rides. But there’s sometimes when I’d like to go on a shorter ride, and not have to carry the full camelback – I was thinking I could carry a water bottle in my jersey pocket.
Most of the bottles I have are probably too large for a jersey pocket, so was wondering if anyone has any ideas on one that is a better size?Posted 5 years agoforzafkawiMember
I used to use a bottle on shorter rides but it invariably got covered on muddy rides. Now I use a CamelBak FlashFlo hydration bumbag. It works really well and you have room for a few bits and pieces like mobile phone, wallet etc.Posted 5 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I take a 750ml bottle in my centre pocket on every road ride i go on. Good for 35 miles, fill up at a cafe on club runs.
What’s wrong with the bottle cages?
I can’t get away with less than a 750ml bottle an hour on a hot day, I’ve tried. I can just about get a 2 hour ride in with one bottle if I’m fully hydrated (crystal clear piss) then drink as much water as is comofortable before I set off. No idea how you heroes manage these epics on barely more than a can of coke. 35-40 road miles would be my limit before taking a 2nd bottle.Posted 5 years agoGWMember
I’ve always hated anything in the rear pocket of roady tops, small stuff jiggles about, open elasticated lycra doesn’t ever feel secure enough for anything important and anything heavy tugs on the neck of the jersey.. eeewewww!!!!Posted 5 years ago
Hate camelbacks too and I even have a bottlecage mounted on my DH bike so I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to fit one to a Blur.
Track frame ain’t got no bottle mountscookeaaSubscriber
You can use zip ties to attach some bottle cages, I know my blackburn has some slots to allow this (put a bit of scratch protection down before you attach it) and use several zip ties just in case one or more let go…
The other thing I’ve got is a bum bag type thingy intended for holding a water bottle a sort of holster thing sits ok hanging off your arse with a 500 or 750ml bottle…
a bottle in your jersey is always a bit uncomfortable and tends to pull it back, and takes up the space you might want to use for tubes/pumps/multi tools….Posted 5 years ago
Oh – hark at you and your first-world-hipster angst
U wot m8?
Plenty of companies do zip tie bottle mounts if you’ve just got round tubes.
Had one old my old frame, it rattled and scratched the frame to buggery. I’m happy with the bottle in jersey solution. I’d get a saddle mounted cage but I use a saddlebagPosted 5 years ago
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