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Old 04-30-2013, 02:23 AM   #361
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These guys are the best ...with the best product i have ever purchased

they back there stuff up 100% .....i recomend them every time i get asked .."how come your pack shoots water out like a tap"....i always say i aint no sucker .....so drink your H2o dont be a sucker
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:17 AM   #362
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I like mine, but the bite valve is small and restrictive compared others. I haven't found a replacement that will seal against the pressure. Anyone else have this problem, and found a solution?

Nice product, thanks!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #363
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The Shuttle's Unfulfilled Potential

With the exception of a few shortcomings (bite valve included - go to a Platypus), I too was sold on the Geigerrig's potential and have had dialogue with Bob for potential product improvements. After initially buying a 700 and 1200, I was intrigued by The Shuttle for the versatility of using it as a normal hydration pack, tank bag, tail bag and chest protector installation. Turns out it works out great for all the above if you can find all of the right hardware. After a premature unexpected failure of my first Shuttle in the washing machine, Bob did end up getting me the replacement unit that set me up with the spare hardware needed to support all my installation needs and I'm happy to report this is the hot ticket (with some minor tweaks). I was hoping Geigerrig would be offering a comparable setup by now so that I could set my boy up with a comparable unit, but I suspect they're victims of their own success in other markets.

Anybody else having taste issues with their bladders?
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:20 AM   #364
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no taste issues here ... i did wash mine with lemon when i first got it and then rinsed well

i do turn in inside out and wash after use as well
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:28 AM   #365
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Mine has a "new" taste that I expect won't last long. No worse than my platypus when it was new.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #366
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Been shopping for a Camelback or something similar the last couple months, but pulled the trigger on a 1200 Rig this evening. Looks like a sweet piece of kit

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Old 05-10-2013, 04:27 PM   #367
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New Toy

I read some of this thread last night and bought a Rig 1200 this morning!

Best hydration system/backpack on the market, well engineered and priced right to boot. 3L of easily cleaned bladder with quick disconnects, awesome.

My old hydration system/backpacks will be in my next garage sale.
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:19 PM   #368
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Talk about support!

A couple weeks ago, I had one of the shoulder straps on my Citrus colored Geigerrig Rig 500 fail. I sent the company an emailing describing exactly what I saw as the cause and asked if they could help repair it. Within two hours I received an email appologizing for my problem. THE NEXT DAY I recieved via UPS a brand new Rig 500! Talk about service. I don't think it gets any better than that. The newer rig is even better designed the old one. I'm a happy camper.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:07 PM   #369
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Geigerrig Bladder Taste

I've immediately drained mine after every ride or hike and use genuine mountain spring water (from AZ's White Mountains). Didn't have any issues initially, but eventually all four of mine have developed some taste issues that spoil the taste of water over the time of a ride. Oddly enough, the first I noticed on one of them was when I refilled at Phantom Ranch on a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim day hike and thought it was the water there, but it appears to be a permanent issue even after repeated washes. Still generally pleased with the product and the people even though I truly believe they can do even better.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #370
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I've immediately drained mine after every ride or hike and use genuine mountain spring water (from AZ's White Mountains). Didn't have any issues initially, but eventually all four of mine have developed some taste issues that spoil the taste of water over the time of a ride. Oddly enough, the first I noticed on one of them was when I refilled at Phantom Ranch on a Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim day hike and thought it was the water there, but it appears to be a permanent issue even after repeated washes. Still generally pleased with the product and the people even though I truly believe they can do even better.
I haven't had any taste issue with mine. However, when I first used it I put some lemon in the water to take out the new plastic taste. I turn my bladder inside out after each use to dry then once dry I turn it back to normal and store it left open to remain dry.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #371
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Geigerrig Shuttle

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I just found out about this model of the RIG and I really like the idea of mounting it on the bike like a tank bag instead of wearing a rig on my back. Thanks for listing the outer dimensions, but I'm looking for a bit more product info.

I see this Shuttle version has 2 zip pockets, but there isn't much info on how big they are exactly. Can Bob or anyone who may have this model tell me the dry storage volume of these pockets (maybe with pics)? I assume if I cram them full of stuff it may impact how full I can fill the water bladder, but I'd be okay with that if the Shuttle could do double duty as a small tank bag to hold for example a small digicam + sunglasses + wallet + keys + tire pressure gauge + whatever else I can think of...
Don't know if you ever got your answers, but I've mounted my Shuttle on the tank, on the tail and on a roost guard. Not a whole lot of extra storage but it can certainly handle the small things without a problem and a 3L bladder kind of works too. The biggest problem is finding suitable quick release buckles to mount it on the bike. I never could find any compatible ones at any of the hardware or craft stores but ended up with a spare Shuttle after my first one failed miserably in the washing machine (remove the pressure plate), resulting in suitable hardware to mount to the bike. Can send pics if interested.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:05 AM   #372
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Just in! My new Tactical Rigger Coyote Tan.
Looking forward to trying out on a long ride soon.

I entered the free filter code, but they never sent it.
Also Bob has not replied to my emails about that.

Are they on summer vacation?

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Old 08-12-2013, 04:01 AM   #373
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cant beat the heat in the outback but you sure can cool down a lil with the geigerrig
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #374
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I just want to give a shout out to Bob and the Geigerrig crew. I've had my RIG 1600 for a couple of years now and very happy with the product and the support. On a recent trip, in an attempt to get away from a swarm of Yellowjackets, I had to beat a hasty retreat, forgetting I'd hooked the pack on my footpeg. I drug it down the road at speed for a quarter of a mile and in the process wore the waiststrap through in a spot (total sum of the damage, amazing in itself). I contacted them via email and 3 days later had a new strap in my hands at no charge. If that doesn't demonstrate superb support (and a tough product) I don't know what does. I'm a lifetime customer. Thanks a lot Bob. I wish everyone provided that level of support.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #375
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Update 9-9-13

I purchased a Rig 1600 on Wednesday and had it Friday. Can't complain about that!

Tried it out on a 250 mile loop yesterday and I'm already loving it. I was concerned that since the thing is black that the water would heat quickly, which wasn't the case . Being able to purge any warm water from the drink tube is pretty nice too, although I would have to say that warm water in the tube really wasn't much of an issue, even after leaving the rig on the seat of my bike at our lunch stop.

Doing a ride and hike next weekend where I'll be using the pack portion for more of what it was intended for so I'll let you know how that works out. Probably not putting my small CamelBack in the Flea Market yet because it's smaller size is just too convenient for some situations, but it's going to be spending a lot more time in the closet.

Really the only complaint that I have would be that the shoulder straps are difficult to tighten up, once the rig is on your back, especially with gloves on. The end of the webbing is folded over and sewn through so that it cant slip back through the adjuster but the resulting "Tab" is so small


and slides up really snugly inside the adjuster




making it dammed near impossible to grab it to tighten the straps when you have it on your back . If you have you gloves on, forget it! A larger tab or a second fold a little further up the webbing (to keep the end tab out from under the adjuster) would make the rig just about perfect!

Bottom line? Worth every penny, despite that minor hassle of the strap. If you're on the fence about buying a 1600 and have questions, feel free to PM me and I'll do my best answer them for you.

So, I used the pack for my ride and hike this weekend and am quite happy with the set-up. I'll have to mess around a little to adjust my packing of the contents of the pack as the bladder takes up a fair amount of space when full. Be warned, there are a ton of pockets on the 1600. I spent a fair amount of time searching the pockets while asking myself "Now which pocket did I put that in????" Seriously, there are tons of pockets and tie points offering an almost endless variety of places and methods to pack .

Two notes:
1st, I never had a plastic taste until I was too lazy to drain the bladder at the end of the day and left the water in it overnight. Then there was a very distinct and unpleasant taste to the water in the AM. I had washed the bladder prior to using it but obviously wasn't doing anything more than rinsing it while camping. Wasn't a big deal for me as I had ready access to fresh water but might be an issue if you can't rinse it and refill it daily. Going to do the lemon juice rinse and then run it through the dishwasher to see if that makes the problem go away.
2nd, I had a little problem with the bladder losing pressure during the day. I think that it was due the relief valve at the top of the bulb getting pressed by the strap because of where I set it up. I'm going to test it out without wearing it and see if it holds pressure, just to be sure, but I'd almost be willing to bet it was how I adjusted the pack to wear it. However, it's definitely something to be aware of when you adjust your straps etc..
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