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Old 06-18-13, 10:45 AM   #1
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Seatbag rubbing back of legs - suggestions?

Hi All,

I'm trying to find a seat bag that works for me. I've tried the MEC Shell Major (probably only available in Canada). It's a very wide bag and rubbed the back-inside of my upper legs a lot. Then I switched to a Topeak Aero Wedge Medium, and that's still rubbing although a lot less.

I'm trying to figure out if this is normal with a bag this size (doesn't strike me as huge). I'm about 5'10", 170lbs, and ride a 56cm Specialized Tricross with a 143mm saddle. With this bag, it is just barely rubbing.

I'd like to be able to fit my repair kit (700x32C spare tube, 2x-tire levers, CO2 cartridge and CO2 valve (pump), and Park AWS-9 tool) for daily commutes, but on the wknds, I'd want to put keys, and maybe a couple protein/granola bars in too. This bag fits all that stuff quite comfortably. Is there a smaller bag, or one narrower at the front, that would still fit this much stuff and be less likely to rub?

Also, has anyone else experienced rubbing with this particular bag?

Thanks.

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Old 06-18-13, 10:51 AM   #2
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Do you have it on backwards? I mean silly question and all, but I'm having a hard time fathoming how a seat bag could rub your thighs at all.
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Old 06-18-13, 10:56 AM   #3
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Sorry, I wasn't clear when I said thighs, I guess that's more front of legs. This bag is rubbing the back-inside of my upper legs, so more like hamstrings area.

The original title of this post was "Seatbag rubbing thighs - suggestions?" I've updated the title after UberGeek's question to clarify. Thanks!
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Old 06-18-13, 11:31 AM   #4
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I have a MEC shell expandable (should be slightly larger), similar height, and not much of a problem for me.

That makes me wonder if your saddle is at the right fit for you...
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