Posted by: big-ted
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been riding and loving the Yeti 5.5 lately. Very capable without much penalty.
I'm sorely tempted but
1) It's eye-wateringly expensive, and...
2) For that money, I want a better way to carry a water bottle out of the muck thrown up by the front wheel.
However, I'm still sorely tempted...
That is a challenge for me that I haven't yet solved. I am on the cusp of ditching the pack and this is a fairly significant setback. I mounted a pump to the under downtube waterbottle bosses the other day - a brand new pump we are testing mind you - and at the end of the ride only the bracket had snapped off without me noticing. I have been thinking of mounting a bottle on the top of the top tube all the way back at the seat pillar. It will look like crap but I'll still have ample standover. I've also been trying a CamelBak fanny hydration system. It doesn't completely suck. At least not yet.
But... the bike rides so well.