Yesterday I took the advice of others on here and changed out the tube and applied baby powder to my fusealge prior to insertion. The tube was replaced with a camelbak insulated tube director. I had to measure and cut the insulation off at the point it would pass through the "fuel cap" thing. Then re-apply it to the tube, sliding it back on inch by inch. First........the bladder slid right in with the combination of the powder and the tube director. Those of you that havent seen one, it has something like 12guage stainless steel wire inside of the insulating wrapper. This makes both insertion a snap, and keeping the tube and valve in place. I rode 30 miles on some pretty bumpy Oklahoma roads yesterday and not once did it fall out of place. AND no more hot sipps. The insulating material keeps even the liquid in the tube exposed to the sun nice and cool!! I also cut off a small piece of that yellow mesh from my old Profile Design aero drink bottle and placed it in the fuselage opening. Re-filling on the go was a breeze. I had most all of a 24oz bottle in, with only 4 or 5 squeezes.
Now my only gripe is these stock brake pads have absolutely NO grip on the braking surface of my new 808's. Not sure why. Is it bc they're new? Or different type of surface on the Zipps? Whatever it is, needs fixed.
Picked up some new Mavic Tri shoes last week. (love them) So I'm headed back in Friday for a re-fit. Will ask fitter to place me a little lower on the arms, reduce the wrist relief, and try to get a little more narrow up front. Overall, i'm pleased with the bike. It's done both things I've asked of it.....make me more comfortable for long rides, and speed me up!! lol Cause guys like me need to buy all the speed we can!! I'm looking forward to debuting my new rig next Sunday at KS HIM. Been telling everyone it's a "hybrid"......half missile, half bicycle!!!!