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    Downtube water bottle

    Anyone running a water bottle under the downtube on the 66 or 95? If so have you had any problems with it coming out when riding over rough terrain? Are there any bottles on the market that have a cover over the spout to protect it from dirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mblittle View Post
    Anyone running a water bottle under the downtube on the 66 or 95? If so have you had any problems with it coming out when riding over rough terrain? Are there any bottles on the market that have a cover over the spout to protect it from dirt?
    Camelback makes a cap for their Podium bottle:

    CamelBak | PODIUM MUD CAP Protects Jet Valve on All Podium Bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by trumpus View Post
    Camelback makes a cap for their Podium bottle:

    CamelBak | PODIUM MUD CAP Protects Jet Valve on All Podium Bottles
    Know of anyone in the Raleigh area that has them in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mblittle View Post
    Anyone running a water bottle under the downtube on the 66 or 95? If so have you had any problems with it coming out when riding over rough terrain?
    I've been running a bottle-shaped battery for my lights in it (on an SB95c), and haven't lost it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stmpjmpr View Post
    I've been running a bottle-shaped battery for my lights in it (on an SB95c), and haven't lost it yet.
    Awesome, I just dropped $5 on a planet bike water bottle cage at REI. I went with aluminum so I can bend it to hold the bottle tighter. They did not have the Camelbak mud cap though so the search is on for that little guy.

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    Get one of the plastic Specialized cages. Have yet to eject one on my SB. I don't think a metal cage will work very well down there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm520 View Post
    Get one of the plastic Specialized cages. Have yet to eject one on my SB. I don't think a metal cage will work very well down there.
    Thanks for the tip. I may do that since you have had good results. Are you using a standard bottle and just deal with the dirt that flings onto the mouth piece?

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    Yep, I use Camelback and Purist bottles.

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    Running water bottle holder on tallboy ltc. Never hits and never falls out. Little muddy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm520 View Post
    I don't think a metal cage will work very well down there.
    The one I'm running is metal, although I agree that the ones you mention would be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktm520 View Post
    Get one of the plastic Specialized cages. Have yet to eject one on my SB. I don't think a metal cage will work very well down there.
    I've been running the Specialized Zee cages for a few years and can't imagine a proper bottle coming out of that cage.

    I know Spesh used to include two adapters that bolted to the seat post to run a cage on the post, that may be an option if you are not running a dropper.
    '14 Yeti SB95c--Pike'd

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    I run a specialized cage and camelback bottle for enduro races and shorter rides and have yet to have a problem. Sure mud and dirt get on it but you have to stop to drink so I just remove bottle cap. I also run a tube/lever/tool strapped to the frame just below it, keeps weight low on frame and you cannot even feel it riding. Never a problem

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    In answer to your bottle question. I found an under armour bottle with a push button plastic cover at bass pro shops. It works great.

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