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Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:18 pm
by Dov
Not too dissimilar from the Scicon Aeronaut

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Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:25 pm
by Pepijn2010
Great tip indeed Whoopsie ... I'll try it as well (been looking for a solution as well !).

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:46 pm
by vamootsrsl
My personal favorite:
http://www.backcountryresearch.com/RACE_p_36.html
I run this on the road with two tubes, two Co2 and a tire lever...

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:05 pm
by prendrefeu
vamootsrsl wrote:My personal favorite:
http://www.backcountryresearch.com/RACE_p_36.html
I run this on the road with two tubes, two Co2 and a tire lever...


Thanks for the tip! That ended up being exactly what I've been looking for as a bag-alternative, just placed an order.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:57 am
by Dustin
Finally found (my idea of) the perfect saddlebag - the Arundel Uno.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:56 am
by VTBike
Best bag ever is the Lezyne microcaddy. Light, cheap, and so perfectly small. The best thing is that it doesn't have that unsightly strap that goes around the seatpost; and mine tucks up nicely under my Romin saddle so it isn't seen very much. I have a size small - which fits a tube, tool, tire lever, CO2 cartridge and head. Can't get much else in there, but that's perfect for 90% of my rides. I also bought the medium which I may use for longer half-day rides. I've seriously tried so many bags, and i'm just thrilled with this one. Other big perk for me is that my thighs are pretty big, and it was a challenge to find a bag that didn't cause my thigh to rub it during the pedal stroke. Lezyne fits the bill there too.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:45 am
by simonanks69
rapha? :noidea:

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:24 am
by Zitter
Dustin wrote:Finally found (my idea of) the perfect saddlebag - the Arundel Uno.


Thanks, just bought one.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:30 am
by Privateer
prendrefeu wrote:
vamootsrsl wrote:My personal favorite:
http://www.backcountryresearch.com/RACE_p_36.html
I run this on the road with two tubes, two Co2 and a tire lever...


Thanks for the tip! That ended up being exactly what I've been looking for as a bag-alternative, just placed an order.


I tried that years ago, using a toe strap. The slight rubbing of the tube against the saddle rails wore a hole in it. Of course, I didn't realise this until I needed it.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:42 am
by Roeboe
http://www.bike-components.de/products/ ... Race-.html

I use this, you can also fit in 1 Co2 cartridge + valve tool.
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Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:31 pm
by Hawkwood
Based on some of the comments on this thread I thought I'd try a Vaude bag. I bought a Vaude Tube in size medium as others were saying their bags come out small. The bag arrived today, it weighs 56 grams with a piece of stiffening fabric in, and 46 grams with this taken out. I have to say that the bag has more capacity than I thought, easily enough for two well folded inner tubes, tyre levers, and a multi-tool. I might even try the small version. Its saved about 70 grams on the Topeak it replaced.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:14 pm
by bones
Roeboe wrote:http://www.bike-components.de/products/info/p665_Schlauchtasche-Race-.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I use this, you can also fit in 1 Co2 cartridge + valve tool.
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You're only good for one flat with that thing. And what happens if your spoke breaks? Or your chain breaks? Then, you are really screwed.

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:18 pm
by perplex
bones wrote:You're only good for one flat with that thing. And what happens if your spoke breaks? Or your chain breaks? Then, you are really screwed.


You call a cab of course...

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:40 pm
by WeightySteve
Edit. I should read the entire thread before replying :oops:

Re: Slickest saddlebag alternative, what to get?

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:32 am
by campyman099