slamdunkyou can get good bladders on amazon much cheaper than branded ones. read the reviews first as the cheapest of cheap ones have a good chance of leaking.
I bought one 2 years ago for £10 and its lasted really well, never burst or leaked. does the osprey bag have a slot for the straw coming through your shoulder strap? if so that should stop it freezing. just tuck it back in and zip it up when your not using it.
Ye, i definitely have that nice tube made for it. Thanks for the advice!
RockShoxToraDon't cheap out on water bladders. The last thing you want is one bursting.
I don't ride with a bladder, but I've mountain biked & back packed with the same Camelbak bladder for 3 years now. No bursts and I've taken plenty of hard falls.
When I do ride with a bladder, you WILL NEED A TUBE AND BITE VALVE INSULATOR unless you like trying to defrost your tube and bite valve before drinking water.
I learned the hard way a few years ago. Without a tube insulator, your tube will freeze solid in a matter of hours. Same for your bite valve (although I would just defrost the bite valve it in my mouth).
Thanks, good to know! I definitely don't want water everywhere inside my bag :)!
Profahoben_212I always just blow my water back into the reservoir after I am done drinking. I never have issues doing this with an un insulated tube.
but if you can get the insulated tube...I highly suggest it.
Gotya, ill take a look at what the local dealer has.
+k'ed all of you for giving your 2 cents!!
And if any1 happens to be interested i found some good thin inner gloves here in Tignes aswell. They fit nicely under my gloves and they really really help me keeping my hands warm!!!