Carrying a backpack full of water, tools and spare parts has been an almost mandatory requirement mountain bike riders for years. This was due to the lack of options for anything else, especially when it came to riding full suspension bikes. Bikes had very little room left for carrying water bottles and often only had a single mount to fit a small bottle, sometimes in very difficult to reach places.
Today there is a trend that riders want to be free from carrying around a backpack and instead prefer to carry everything on their bike. The riders have been brilliant at strapping and hiding the stuff on the bike. With the Machine, we have made room to fit three bottles (or something else) on the frame, two inside and one outside the front triangle. Now you can carry hours of water and even use one of them nifty water bottle toolboxes or tool systems.