Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-05-14, 08:31 PM   #1
gforeman 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gforeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, Specialized Crux Disc
Posts: 728
Looking for a new seat bag

I can't seem to find the Specialized "Dirt Bag" anywhere. I love the capacity. I have one on my crux. I want another for the Roubaix.

It has a capacity of 128 cu in expandable to 181 cu in.

Looking for something close to this.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg crux.jpg (104.5 KB, 61 views)
__________________
Gary F.


2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert
2012 Specialized Crux Disc
My bike page: http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles
Build a bike stand! http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles/stands.html
gforeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 08:05 AM   #2
Hopslam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
I can't seem to find the Specialized "Dirt Bag" anywhere. I love the capacity. I have one on my crux. I want another for the Roubaix.

It has a capacity of 128 cu in expandable to 181 cu in.

Looking for something close to this.

i personally like carradice bags , they have many sizes
Some need seat eyelets or an adapter . They also have some seat mounted racks that work well just make sure you have enough clearance seat to wheel . I have a Nelson with bagman mount . At 18 liter it's bigger than you probably need . They make them smaller & larger

cheers
Hopslam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 01:57 PM   #3
gforeman 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gforeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, Specialized Crux Disc
Posts: 728
Whoah! That's way bigger than I need :-) DirtBag is 128 cu in expandable to 181 cu in. That's about 2 - 3 Liter.
__________________
Gary F.


2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert
2012 Specialized Crux Disc
My bike page: http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles
Build a bike stand! http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles/stands.html
gforeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 02:03 PM   #4
jimc101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Bikes:
Posts: 4,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
I can't seem to find the Specialized "Dirt Bag" anywhere.
This is on the Specialized website so is a current item, have you tried going to a Specialized dealer? Even if they don't have it in stock, they should be able to order it in for you.
jimc101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 02:06 PM   #5
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,086
Cant you transfer that one between Bikes?

how about one of these? ORTLIEB - Produkte / Products /Produits
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 02:09 PM   #6
jimc101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Bikes:
Posts: 4,719
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Cant you transfer that one between Bikes?
Good point, I used to run several different seat bags, but last year consolidated down to one, and just swap between bikes as needed, only takes a few seconds of prop time per ride,
jimc101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 05:19 PM   #7
Hopslam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by gforeman View Post
Whoah! That's way bigger than I need :-) DirtBag is 128 cu in expandable to 181 cu in. That's about 2 - 3 Liter.
Yes it's more than you ask for ; ) but they got smaller ones . The Nelson is a fav of Randonnering & comuters and they carry well on race bikes not made for larger bags . They all expand well . And are quality made by people making a living wage in England .
I passed on these bags the first two times I ask for bag advice.
Cheers
Hopslam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 07:18 PM   #8
gforeman 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gforeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, Specialized Crux Disc
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimc101 View Post
This is on the Specialized website so is a current item, have you tried going to a Specialized dealer? Even if they don't have it in stock, they should be able to order it in for you.
It's not available. Even Specialized told me they discontinued it.
__________________
Gary F.


2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert
2012 Specialized Crux Disc
My bike page: http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles
Build a bike stand! http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles/stands.html
gforeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 07:19 PM   #9
gforeman 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gforeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, Specialized Crux Disc
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Cant you transfer that one between Bikes?
Different tubes for each, so I'd rather have one packed correct for each bike. Just much easier to have one on each.
__________________
Gary F.


2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert
2012 Specialized Crux Disc
My bike page: http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles
Build a bike stand! http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles/stands.html
gforeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 07:32 PM   #10
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 18,086
happy shopping ..
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 08:01 PM   #11
GP 
Senior Member
 
GP's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 7,575
Mountain Wedge Expandable
GP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-14, 08:06 PM   #12
gforeman 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
gforeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert, Specialized Crux Disc
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by GP View Post
Perfect!
__________________
Gary F.


2015 Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert
2012 Specialized Crux Disc
My bike page: http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles
Build a bike stand! http://www.gwfweb.com/bicycles/stands.html
gforeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-14, 11:09 AM   #13
the sci guy 
bill nyecycles
 
the sci guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Houston TX
Bikes:
Posts: 1,976
i have the Serfas Speed Bag (Medium): Amazon.com : Serfas Speed Bag : Bike Wedges : Sports & Outdoors

My favorite so far in terms of inside space to size of bag ratio. Expandable, and has a inner sleeve on the side, a key clip and a mesh pocket.
It's the 4th saddle bag I've tried and like I said so far it's perfect.

It fits 2 CO2 cartidges plus adapter, 700x32 tube, large multitool, 2 pedros tire levers, small phone - and that's without being expanded.
__________________
Twitter@theSurlyBiker
Instagram@theSurlyBiker
the sci guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:54 AM.