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Old 04-10-08, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question on Pack maybe?

Hi everyone I have a Mountain Bike
Diamond Back Response Sport

and Its about a mile to school, and half mile to work
I dont like backpacks when I ride but if I must I will...

I am looking for something to go over the back tire to possibly hold my books if possible any ideas?


I have seen some things but I need something sturdy due to I like to jump things like curbs and off 2 -3 foot walls and I do not know if the racks I have found will hold up to that? and do not want to spend 100+ for it to break...


I dont care if it HAS to be top of the line long as it wont break if I jump off walls and embankments everyday...

Thank you!
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Here's one solution (quick release bike racks) but a backpack is likely your only solution if you plan on 2-3 foot drop offs as well.

http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...&um=1&ie=UTF-8
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Suck it up and get a Chrome. I've been in fights wearing it (not ideal), much less various urban cycling antics.
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sorry whats a chrome?

Yeah I mean I do intend to go hardcore with my bike... I love jumping and getting air and s*** its fun...

So a backpack is prob the only idea huh? Ok any suggestions on that? I have seen the ones you throw over your shoulder... not to bad but kinda look girly but if they work woot
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commuting bags, pro's and cons.

tad gear packs
bombproof
modular
versatile
can go from very small when unloaded to very large when loaded with groceries

http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/packs%20main/t_a_d__gear_packs.htm[/URL">http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/packs%20main/t_a_d__gear_packs.htm"]http://www.tadgear.com/x-treme%20gear/packs%20main/t_a_d__gear_packs.htm



I prefer back packs for an even load on my shoulders but if you're looking for a messenger bag then

pac designs ultimate oversize
massive load carrying capacity
totally waterproof
bombproof
the couriers' favorite

http://www.pacdesigns.com/oversize.htm


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hey thanks mark!!! that is great do you have that bag is it good im prob gonna get that bag I like it alot
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hey thanks mark!!! that is great do you have that bag is it good im prob gonna get that bag I like it alot
No problem - I have one of the TAD gear bags. There are other options though - check the commuting bag thread that I linked.
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hey so I was thinking about it and will it like give me back problems if I wear a backpack alot with books in it and what not going amile to and from school everyday?

Maybe I have to ride easy so I can use the bike rack thing I mean it takes like decent bumps and stuff right? like curbs?
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