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    How to get water off your back?

    Hydration packs are driving me nuts. I can ride for a couple days straight and feel no pain...but as soon as the water goes on my back my shoulders and back are killing after only a few hours.

    There has got to be a better way! I'm on a Santa Cruz tallboy (so not a traditional front triangle)...I'm thinking of a custom frame bag that I could put a bladder (or two). Anyone have any experiece?

    Or on the bars? I don't mind bottles but if I had a tube for sips right off the handlebars...that would be pretty sweet.

    Anyone do this?

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    I would point the finger at your straps and weight distribution before tossing the towel just yet. What kind of pack are you using? I use a geigerrig(sp?). They advertise as the only bag that doesn't suck. Anyway I have worn that bag all day with more than just water in it and its comfy.

    Only way to do it would be custom. You would need a lot of hose if you did it under your seat and if you wrecked....it would probably break and you would be out of water. Just saying.

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    Just buy a fanny pack and use a bungee chord to strap it to the top of you seat pack.

    The one in the pic is something I sewed, it stores my 3L bladder, and is supported with a little extra velcro and a bungee chord.
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    You can probably hose clamp two bottle cages to each fork leg. That's a good couple of liters right there.
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    I have a Revelate Harness Pocket that holds two 2.5L Platypus bottles. I still use a pack/hydro hose, but prefer mostly bulky/light stuff on my back.

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    Long, aquarium flex hose directly from your caged water bottle, to a Camelbak bite valve. Clip it to chest of your jersey, with an office clip. Loosely zip tie the loose hose to top tube. When getting off the bike - unclip hose and go take your leak...
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    JPaks frame pak with an internal hydration pocket


    J.PAKS_Adventure Cycling Frame Bags: Hydration Station


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