CX'ers. How do you stop you water bottles getting covered in mud/poo?

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  • Get a Giant with a phat downtube, that keeps most of the muck off.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    or should I just use a hydration pack?

    on a cross bike? Burn him!

    Have you got cage bolts on the seat tube? might be cleaner (ish).

    You can get bottles with lids over the mouth piece – Halfords do them.

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I just avoid riding through dogger. When I have ridden through it, it’s hit my shoe not my water bottle.

    Drink from streams or puddles?

    Put your bottle in your jersey pocket?

    lightman
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    I have always used a crud catcher for that exact reason.
    This is my home made carbon one ~

    It’s not just CXers who use bottles. 😕

    Camelbak Podium with the optional flip top cap.

    They were on 3 for 2 at Halfords when I bought mine.

    JoB
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    that’s quite a clean bottle

    i’ve never seen it as a problem, if it’s a little gikky just squirt some water out the spout to wash the worst away

    plyphon
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    Get one with a lid.

    bikebouy
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    Squirt don’t suck…. 😉

    eskay
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    Quick wipe in my Jersey and down the gullet. Never noticed dog poo on a bottle (never tasted it anyway).

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    i’ve never seen it as a problem, if it’s a little gikky just squirt some water out the spout to wash the worst away

    +1, always use bottles, never had a problem.

    Jamie
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    that’s quite a clean bottle

    Only pic I could find that illustrated what I was babbling on about.

    or should I just use a hydration pack?

    on a cross bike? Burn him!

    😀

    It’s not just CXers who use bottles.

    Sorry, Graham, I thought all non-drop bar cyclerists were Camelbaked up to the eyeballs.

    Camelbak Podium with the optional flip top cap.

    Noice!

    *heads off to halfords.com*

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Ah, r followed by n always looks like m in the stw font, I’d forgotten that.

    clanton
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    I leave mine at home – on the road bike!
    Seriously – for MTB and CX riding I use a hydration pack. Keeps it clean and stops me losing the damn things. I allowed myself to be convinced to go bottles only during a nine day fully supported stage race earlier this year and regretted it.
    For those that say contamination not an issue – tell that to the approx 150 riders who got Campylobacter a year or two ago…..

    Jamie
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    I’m wondering how do you stop your dowtube/seattube mounted bottles getting covered covered in crap? Specifically the bit you plan on sticking in ones cakehole. As the odd time I have used bottle mounts on my old SS bike I always found this an issue. Mud is not an issue, but dog pops etc, is.

    …or should I just use a hydration pack?

    Just to clarify, I’m not talking racing, more all day on/off road rides.

    Premier Icon benji
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    Racing – no drink on board, it’s only an hour.

    Tootling about the bridleways – camelbak, and a few bits of flapjack.

    benw
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    my cross bike doesn’t even have bottle cage mounts so no problem

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    It’s probably part of the attraction. No brakes, have to run up the hills, muddy bottles is the least of your worries 😉

    Jamie
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    Camelbak Podium with the optional flip top cap.

    Blimey. £4.99 for a cover for the end of your spout? Jeebus.

    jonba
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    Cut down bender fender/mucky nuts down tube guard? Personally I’ve never bothered as the down tube itself keeps most mud off the important bit. Only time I use a backpack is the 3 peaks.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    There are lots of cheap bottles with flip-caps to keep the drinking spout clean

    Jamie
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    There are lots of cheap bottles with flip-caps to keep the drinking spout clean

    Now I now you’ve used the internet before, Druidh. So links please 8)

    Premier Icon johnnystorm
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    Decathlon do them cheap. Having bottles on your forks like my Fargo also helps.

    Jamie
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    Cheers, fella 😀

    I am surprised, that more companies don’t offer a solution to the muddy spout problem. I wonder if they assume that anyone riding off road, is using a hydration pack or too gnar to need fluids?

    Decathlon do them cheap. Having bottles on your forks like my Fargo also helps.

    Along with never having learned a foreign language, not having a local Decathlon is one of my biggest regrets.

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