I posted this on another forum but though some more gravel specific folks might have some advice...
There are several options, but I'm not sure if I've settled on the best option yet.
Carrying bottles only has a few drawbacks; not enough for long events and I have to slow slightly to grab the bottle, robbing momentum.
Using a Camelbak or other type of system works fine but I get really hot with that weight on my back. I tried using my Osprey daypack that sits off my back. It was slightly better, but weighs a little more and moved around more whenever I stood up.
Has anyone used a frame bag to carry a water bladder? My frame is pretty small so I would basically be better off getting a full frame bag since I can't get a bag such as the Revelate Tangle Bag to work for me. The small would probably fit the bike, but I can't get my bladder in it, the medium would fit the bladder, but not my bike.
I was just wondering how a water bladder on the bike frame affected it's handling. Or any other insights anyone can offer would be appreciated.