Opinions on the Continental Saddle Bag?

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larryj1969
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by larryj1969

Anyone use this saddle bag? Or have an opinion on it? How about the weight and dimensions?

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=B1067

I’m generally a minimalist and don’t like the looks of saddle bags on bikes, but this one is so small, I was thinking it might look okay. With warm temperatures arriving, I’m looking to empty my jersey pockets a little and store a tube, tire lever and glueless patches under the seat. Seeing that you get a free tube and tire levers with this bag….it’s pretty cheap.
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by Powerful Pete

I have a non-marked version of the same bag (my bike shop hands them out for free). The bag itself will last about a season, but they are cheap, work very well at containing a tube, two tire levers, a small patch kit and maybe a smallish multitool. The velcro wrap-around closure is the most secure method I have run across and works well.

Best system short of the 'fake water bottle' but that is not such a good idea in the summer!
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by foz

I've also got a similar thing from my LBS. It had a velcro strap to go round the seatpost but I took it off as it scuffed my shorts up. The bag is fine - quite a low profile, holds a tube, levers, allen keys, money, etc. just enough to get by. It doesn't wobble around either as some bags can.

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by LD100

I had one of these...I liked the minimalist profile and lack of wobbling but the construction is flimsy. After a couple rides the strap ripped off.

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by milroy

Saddlebags are pure evil.

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by chickenkiev

I've used the same Conti saddle bag for 4 years. No problems with the velcro strap as long as you secure it tightly.

Only issue is that the material at the top of the bag eventually begins to wear away as it rubs against the seat post/ bottom of your saddle but nothing that can be fixed with a couple pieces of electrical tape....or just buy a new one from PBK. :D

I carry a spare inner tube, 2 tyre levers, $20 note, credit card and house key in mine.

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by RichTheRoadie

chickenkiev wrote:I carry a spare inner tube, 2 tyre levers, $20 note, credit card and house key in mine.

I'll see all of this and raise you a spare mech hanger and a Lezyne multitool, and not one of the small ones either!

Great little bag - I only use more if I'm doing a Sportive / Gran Fondo where I carry 2 tubes just for a little extra piece of mind 8)


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by aarw

the plastic piping rubbed and marked my seat post.

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by Taz

The most beautiful saddle bag I have seen is the Bontrager Draftpack.
Does not have a lot of room though.

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by geraldatwork

foz wrote:I've also got a similar thing from my LBS. It had a velcro strap to go round the seatpost but I took it off as it scuffed my shorts up. The bag is fine - quite a low profile, holds a tube, levers, allen keys, money, etc. just enough to get by. It doesn't wobble around either as some bags can.

I have a different saddle bag. All my shorts were also getting scuffed up in the same place also due to the exposed velcro. Unfortunately it took a while to figure it out. Now I just put a small piece of black tape over the area.
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by schmiken

If you run Fizik saddles then I personally love the Fizik clip on ones.

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by nickf

I use a small cannondale branded bag. Super secure, does not flop around at all. I have a tube, lever, co2, and a small crank brothers tool. Tucks in well and seems to be well made. No chaffing issues, nice narrow profile. Uses velcro on the seatpost, nylon strap with plastic locking buckle around seat.

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by ricerocket

schmiken wrote:If you run Fizik saddles then I personally love the Fizik clip on ones.


I did too.

Then it snapped off.

I had the "small" bag too, can't imagine how the medium would ever survive.

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by mr_tim

I've been using a ICS fizik bag for at least 30k kms now maybe 40k. Two tubes, park tool, 2nr levers & spoke key - circa 400g. No problems at all & perfect on a ISP frame where you don't want to mark the post or for switching between bikes. Running the medium size.

I know a lot of ppl that havent clipped the thing in firmly & then have had it fall out on the road. You need to hear it clip in - which in fairness it doesn't do firmly initially as the plastic clip & housing have limited tolerance.

The conti bag is nice & clean looking tbf but you know you will need two tubes that one time you only have one tube :roll:

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