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Old 09-10-17, 10:36 AM   #1
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Is my Revelate Ripio Frame Bag too Large / Saggy? Pics inside

I bought a Large sized Revelate Ripio Frame Bag after measuring the frame on my new REI ADV 3.1 bike and am unsure if it is too saggy. I took it for a ride and it did not hit my knees at all, and visually just seems a tad saggy on the downtube area.

These pics just have a few things in the bag like a multitool and extra tube but I can load it up. I don't want to go medium and then sacrifice space for how much money this thing costs.

Should I return it for medium size?









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Old 09-10-17, 02:35 PM   #2
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You're an adult. I'm confident you will make the right decision in this difficult situation.
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Old 09-10-17, 02:48 PM   #3
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Looks to be a perfect fit.
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form v. function
this is touring and function rules
that said, I agree it's kinda saggy
your call
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Old 09-10-17, 03:34 PM   #5
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Fit looks perfect to me.
But the front velcro might be better if sewed some more towards the left side.
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Old 09-10-17, 03:41 PM   #6
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Looks like a medium would have a 1/2" gap all around. The medium doesn't have a vertical divider in the top section so who knows. I'd send the pic to Revelate for their opinion.

I've got a medium Tangle frame bag on a 56cm CrossCheck and 56cm LHT. Best idea ever.

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Thanks for the replies. I picked up a medium because I can easily return whichever one isn't the best fit. After trying it, I am leaning toward the large because I don't like these gaps.
But I'm new to this...which one fits better for frame bag standards? Here's the medium:





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Dang man, fill both bags up and decide. The Revelate site says to pick the smaller of two if there's a doubt.
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The medium is better.


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assume there will be some stretch in the first couple weeks of use.
and then medium will be a perfect fit.
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I would keep the medium, personally.
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Thanks for the replies. I picked up a medium because I can easily return whichever one isn't the best fit. After trying it, I am leaning toward the large because I don't like these gaps.
I mean yeah, there are gaps, but you are fitting a stock bag to a bike and itll never fit perfectly...hence the point of this thread- the large bag also doesnt fit perfectly.
The only way to get a fit with no gaps and no slack is to get something custom.

use whichever you think fits best and doesnt impede riding once loaded up.
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medium.
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After further consideration, the large is better. More room, fills the space.
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How much will you enjoy either of these bags during a 30 mph crosswind?
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How much will you enjoy either of these bags during a 30 mph crosswind?
how often do you ride in 50kph crosswinds, if like me in that it hardly ever happens, then its not really an issue.
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how often do you ride in 50kph crosswinds, if like me in that it hardly ever happens, then its not really an issue.
How are you going to avoid windage with any bag in a crosswind? Probably in a better location for handling crosswinds than panniers.
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50kph crosswinds just plain suck no matter what. One of my worst riding part of a day recently was with gusting 50-60k sidewinds with a narrow shoulder and lots of trucks.

but this has happened only a few times in all my years of riding.
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50kph crosswinds just plain suck no matter what. One of my worst riding part of a day recently was with gusting 50-60k sidewinds with a narrow shoulder and lots of trucks.

but this has happened only a few times in all my years of riding.

If you have ridden in the western U.S. a good amount and have not experienced a lot of really strong crosswinds that you have lucked out or I have been extremely unlucky.
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Go for the medium. There is nothing worse in life than a saggy bag.
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How are you going to avoid windage with any bag in a crosswind? Probably in a better location for handling crosswinds than panniers.
I agree that is probably in a better position..but the surface (facing the crosswind) is low-volume vs. TWO panniers

REALITY: The wind can come from any direction...heck...it could act as a sail!
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If you have ridden in the western U.S. a good amount and have not experienced a lot of really strong crosswinds that you have lucked out or I have been extremely unlucky.
naw, Im an easterner Canuck, dont get winds that strong very often.
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Thanks all for the responses. Go figure, I actually returned this bike in favor for a 2018 Salsa Fargo.

I have the medium and large size bags still, and will post up how they look on the Cream White color Fargo once I get it after pre order is shipped within 30 days.
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I would have picked medium. cant wait for the next question.
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Thanks all for the responses. Go figure, I actually returned this bike in favor for a 2018 Salsa Fargo.

I have the medium and large size bags still, and will post up how they look on the Cream White color Fargo once I get it after pre order is shipped within 30 days.
Wow! Nice way to re$olve your dilemma!
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