- Down tube hydration bottle / bladder
Im probably making this more complicated than it is but……
The new hard tail (chameleon) has bottle cage bosses on the outside of the down tube. So for bike packing I can use a frame bag and still get a bottle / bladder on my frame and off my back.
What i`m looking for is a either a bottle with a long hose so I can have a bite valve on the bars somewhere or a bag / frame thing that will accept a bladder.
Ideally I would like about a 2 litre capacity to save stopping every hour to re fill.
The Osprey hydraulics 2L bladder looks a nice size but need something to mount it.
Thoughts?Posted 3 months agospooky_b329Member
I got framebag from Alpkit with an extra webbing loop and vertical divider so I can hang a 2L bladder inside it. Works pretty good and on my 55.5cm frame there is still plenty of room forward in the frame bag.
I can’t see what other option you have for carrying water on the bike in a bladder, you could use the extra bosses under the down tube for a bottle but you will need to check what fits…I can get a 750ml bottle there (I always put my tool bottle there to keep pointy things out of my frame bag) but I got a 950ml water bottle this week and it is about 3mm from the front tyre so thats a no go.Posted 3 months agoscotroutesMember
You shouldn’t be going through 2 litres of water every couple of hours. Just carry less.
Look at feed bags (mounted beside stem) to carry additional water if you really need it.
Move the framebag stuff to a seatpack and store water in the frame bag or where the frame bag isn’t.
Or wear a hydration rucksack.Posted 3 months ago
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