I'm gonna go mountain biking soon, and was wondering if any of you have ever been mountain biking with a courier bag? How is it? Any tips?
I think it'll depend on what type of courier/messenger bag you are using. I have use a Chrome Mini.Metro that hugs your back and has an additional strap for stability, I've been MTBing once with it. As long as it's not really full or heavy, it's no worse than using a Camelbak. It gets kinda gross though because I sweat a lot. I think it's a bad idea to use any courier/messenger bag that isn't specifically made for biking since it will move around too much and get in your way.
why would you do that?
Bikes are meant to be ridden. Matt 6:19
i've done it, it's not ideal. for jumps you're either going to have the bag really tight, or it's going to bounce on your back. i much prefer mtbing with no bag, or failing that with a 2 strap backpack.
depending on how your area is set up, you can sometimes ride to a spot, put the bag down and get rad for awhile, then put the bag back on and keep going. that's usually a good time.
Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown