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  1. #1
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    Recommend me a hydration system for mtb stage racing.

    I will be doing Iron Bike in July, an eight day mtb stage race across northern Italy. I am told its a good idea to have a hydration pack as there can sometimes be a long way between feed stations, and also because its mandatory we carry space blanket and extra clothing etc, so will be nice to not have all those in the jersey pockets. So something with about 2 litres for fluids and some ample storage space would be good, without going over board.

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    The Camelbak LR packs are comfortable. There are 70oz and 100oz versions, and even the 70 probably has enough room for what you're needing to carry.
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    Thanks Andrea! I can always rely on you to give a solid answer. Someone else actually recommended that one to me so think I'll go for it.
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    A lot of people swear by the Salomon trail running packs, but most importantly, choose a pack soon, so you can get used to it before the race, and sort out any idiosyncrasies it may have!
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