Mountain Bike Water Packs
Drinking water is an important part of mountain biking. The importance of drinking (water) while riding and the hazards of dehydration are obvious. The question many mountain bikers ask themselves is - what kind of hydrating system is best: water bottles or hydration packs?
It used to be that water bottles were the only option for carrying water on bikes. Carrying water bottles posed many difficulties on riders. On trails through difficult terrain, it‘s dangerous to take your hands of the handlebars. While riding on difficult terrain, water bottles sometimes fall off the bike. As a result from these difficulties, many riders who carry water bottles don‘t drink enough water while riding.
In my opinion water packs are the way to go - the best advantage I see in water packs is that you don‘t need to make any effort in order to drink while riding. As a result of that fact, riders who ride with water packs are less prone to get dehydrated while riding. Drinking water through a water pack makes bike riding much safer. There are many sizes and styles of water packs. Another main advantage of water packs is that with them you can carry much more water than bottles and much more biking equipment than what you could have in your pockets. A water pack can hold exactly what you need to hold for a day on the saddle. Be sure to walk around a bit with the pack before purchasing it to make sure that it fits your back.
Any mountain biker can find a variety of biking equipment in one of Morzine mountain bike stores. The bike stores are staffed by experienced mountain bike experts who can help you choose the best pack for you.
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