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    Horsethief water bottles under downtube?

    Iím planning on using my new Horsethief for bikepacking. As the main triangle will be occupied by a frame bag, Iíd like to add water storage underneath the downtube.

    Anyone doing this? As the tube cross-section is almost square, I reckon the usual solutions for round tubes will not work very well.

    These look good, although pricey: https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/honaker-nalgene-bag

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    I donít have a HT, but I do have a Timberjack. The downside of that setup is that your bottle gets really muddy there and if there are cattle around, it gets covered in shit.
    Bedrock has a downtube Nalgene bag that is a good solution.

    I mount my bottles on the handlebars and carry extra in a bladder in the framebag. I store bulkier food items in a downtube bag as well as a small tool bag to free up space in the frame bag for stove, more food etc.

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    Thanks! The Bedrock looks good. My tent is on the handlebars, and the framebag isnít very roomy because of the shock.

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    This could work:

    https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...rad-strap-base

    I have bosses under my DT [different bike] that I use for an extra bottle. It can get dirty down there, but I just wait until my main bottle is empty then I pour the contents of the lower bottle into the main bottle. That way I don't drink from the lower bottle and only have to handle it once to empty it.

    When refilling at a creek I'll just wash that bottle off so it at least starts clean.
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    Good idea!

    I put a pair of Bedrock Honakers https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/honaker-nalgene-bag under the downtube. The Nalgenes I first put in were too soft, and the Voile straps were crushing them. I bought a pair of hard plastic Nalgenes, which work great! I do reduce the fork travel when riding over rough terrain so the front tire doesn't hit them. And the bottles are enclosed in the bags, so no potential crud to drink!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone70 View Post
    Good idea!

    I put a pair of Bedrock Honakers https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/honaker-nalgene-bag under the downtube.
    Got a picture?

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