Thanks everyone for the feedback. I find if I dont use powerade I get leg cramps often and will try the rinse out and chuck in the freezer trick next time. Will probably test one of the ebay bladders out.
I want a replacement bladder for an old 1.5l that split. I cant find a replacement except for a crux which I dont think will fit and costs just as much as a whole new one.
Are Camelbaks still the way to go or are they all pretty much the same now?
Bumping this back up.
I'm taking aldi shorts off my list. The velcro on both of mine has gone and I reckon they are cut a bit odd and undersized.
And I will add the following:
fox ranger shorts. They are so durable and comfy to wear and the liners are awesome. Got mine for $60 - just need to...
I think you are right about the weight aspect changing. Ebike forks are already getting heavier. I reckon in inverted and linkage forks there are only marginal gains to be made and so the mass market wont even bother.
I am not sure how far e-bike development can push the next tech in normal mtbs as I don't see that much opportunity. Cheaper 4 piston calipers - done. Maybe gearboxes?
I highly doubt e-bikes will become more affordable than normal bikes.
I do think they will become on par with price and...
Thanks everyone for the comments, it's helping me get my thoughts sorted.
What I feel is that the main technological advancements for bikes in the last 10 years have mainly been in the components and that those high level features have now filtered into the lower range e.g. Deore brakes are...