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    Best Front Bike Bag with Map Window for Commuting, Fitness Riding & Mountain Biking?

    Can anyone recommend a good Front Bike Bag with a map/smartphone window that would work well for commuting and fitness road rides, and also for mountain biking?

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    KoKi Mini Dilly Handlebar Bag: Cycling Bags | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean

    My wife and I each have the koki mini dilly that is in black. The LL Bean website has photos of a very girlie looking purple one (we purchased ours from the LBS).. It has a map window in the top flap, but I don't think that it will close properly with most smart phones in the top flap. The bag is compact, but it is handy because it slides off the handlebar very easily when you want to take it with you, but is super secure during use. I can generally fit an iphone with an otterbox cover, wallet, keys, bike multi-tool and a couple of other small items in this bag (but you have to know how to pack efficiently). Hope this helps!
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    Wide range of bags out there. I currently use a Lone Peak H-100 bag.

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    I put the map in a zip lock bag and clip it to my bar bag or handlebar/ cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    I put the map in a zip lock bag and clip it to my bar bag or handlebar/ cables.
    You mean like a real map??? I think I remember seeing one of those about 20 years ago lol.

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    Koki also makes the Mozzie which mounts on the top tube or stem. But I would think some that comes off quickly would be better for commuting.
    Arkel makes them with quick release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdracr39 View Post
    You mean like a real map??? I think I remember seeing one of those about 20 years ago lol.
    I don't know where you tour, but sometimes I'm out of GPS/ cellphone areas as well as no electricity for some camping. YRMV

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    Ortlieb ORTLIEB Produkt-Details

    even cooler , if you want a hub Dynamo based, as you ride, charging scheme is the..

    ORTLIEB Produkt-Details

    Because of its electrical contact is built in, so Popping off the bag takes all your Electronic Toys with you,
    and they get reconnected by just putting it back On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    I don't know where you tour, but sometimes I'm out of GPS/ cellphone areas as well as no electricity for some camping. YRMV
    not dissin ya just saying I have seen a real map in a long time lol.

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    ^^^^ I'm kind of old school. Rubel has some excellent bike maps of MA. Grade pitch, road type and width plus they are waterproof. Also prefered bike routes. They show campgrounds, ice cream places, bike shops and contour pitches. Got that on your garmin? I also like looking at the bike picture, say a days ride rather than just a tiny screen with the next turn. YRMV. Does your garmin show lane width, road type and when it switches from dirt to pave to dirt again? Or even when the road stops to exist or turns to a trail? If it does not work for you fine, but it works great for me. Do you even know how to read a map?

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