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Old 08-10-18, 07:39 AM
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Bontrager Interchange Deluxe Plus Rear Trunk Bag - Alternatives?

Is there anything out that will come close or better it for the money?

https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/e...k-bag/p/14606/

Easy-on, easy-off storage

When used in conjunction with an Interchange compatible rear rack, the Interchange Rear Trunk Bag installs and removes in seconds, without the need for tools.

Product details

  1. Install/remove in seconds with Bontrager Interchange-compatible rack
  2. Features bomb-proof materials and an elastic mesh top pocket
  3. Expandable side panniers for larger loads
  4. 270+ degree reflective top flap and expandable top
  5. Storable and expandable rain covers
  6. 10-36-litre (600-2,200 cu in) capacity
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http://www.ibera.info/products_detail.php?cID=1&Key=4

Ibera.



That Bontrager is expensive... ought to come with the rack too for that price.

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Which features do you want / need?

For easy on/off, the another notable option is the Ortlieb Rack Lock Adapter --- I bought an Ortlieb Trunk Bag RC and have been pretty pleased with it, but...

- Rack Lock Adapter is intended to be turned around to clamp from the inside if mounted on a wider rack --- unfortunately, there's a metal bar in the way of releasing it then --- been debating drilling a hole or working up some sort of lever
- capacity is lower than I'd expected / hoped for, and there's not as much internal organization as I'd like --- the roll top really should be just a bit longer
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I want the easy on / off and the build in expandable panniers and weatherproofing.
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Products | Ibera ? The Cycling Life

Ibera.



That Bontrager is expensive... ought to come with the rack too for that price.
Which Ibera is this, the link does not work. Does it have easy on/off and built in panniers?
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Topeak has some options. I've had an MTX on (and off. and on. and...) bag/rack combo on my commuter for several years and it's held up pretty well.

https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/bags
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Which Ibera is this, the link does not work. Does it have easy on/off and built in panniers?
PakRak Commuter.
On off is fast and easy and secure.
It has some expandable bits but not panniers.
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PakRak Commuter.
On off is fast and easy and secure.
It has some expandable bits but not panniers.
Exactly. Once I add panniers to the Ibera the price is the same, and I have to carry the panniers.
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Originally Posted by crazyravr View Post
Is there anything out that will come close or better it for the money?

https://www.trekbikes.com/ca/en_CA/e...k-bag/p/14606/

Easy-on, easy-off storage

When used in conjunction with an Interchange compatible rear rack, the Interchange Rear Trunk Bag installs and removes in seconds, without the need for tools.

Product details

  1. Install/remove in seconds with Bontrager Interchange-compatible rack
  2. Features bomb-proof materials and an elastic mesh top pocket
  3. Expandable side panniers for larger loads
  4. 270+ degree reflective top flap and expandable top
  5. Storable and expandable rain covers
  6. 10-36-litre (600-2,200 cu in) capacity
If you only care about having a trunk bag on the top of your rack, that Bontrager combo will be very hard to beat, especially if that Interchange bag does expand out to 36 litres with the side panniers.

But if you also want to add in baskets or heavy duty boxes that can carry a very heavy load, then you should check out the Racktime range.

I have all of the below products and they are fantastic.

https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content...5D=1;orderby=3 <--Rack


https://www.bike-components.de/en/Ra...nk-Bag-p61186/ <-- Trunk Bag 23 Litres when expanded


https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content...5D=1;orderby=3 <--Heavy Duty Box 15,5 x 53 x 36 cm


https://www.bike24.com/1.php?content...5D=1;orderby=3 <-- Largest Detachable Rear Basket on the market 28 litres 510 x 300 x 200 mm
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Bontrager/Trek Rear Trunk Bag, has a cheaper version that velcro straps on,

instead of the Interchange Deluxe Plus..
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Have it, Love it

I have this bag - its worth every F-in penny IMHO (you need a Bontrager rack to use it however, as you may already know)


Some little but important touches and things not readily or easily shown by just looking at it in the pictures:


- there is a high vis rain cover inside a zippered compartment that is tethered to the bag with a fabric strap so you don't lose it (fairly easy to remove/reinsert into the compartment). This rain cover will protect the entire bag from precipitation except any parts of the side fold out panniers that fall below the pannier rack deck if you use them. There is a loop on the back of the rain cover to mount a clip on rear light or reflector if you don't have one on your pannier rack

- comes with a shoulder strap that you clip on to the d-rings to carry like a gym bag or purse

- has a cinchable rope "mesh" on the main zippered cover if you want to carry things on top of it or want to clip your helmet to it

when you're not riding

- has a carry handle on the back if you don't want to use the shoulder strap

- has a spot on the back to mount a clipped rear light or reflector if you are so inclined

- the main compartment is also expandable (with a zipper) to increase it's size (upward)

- it can carry some of the larger U-locks inside the main compartment which is where I put mine without issue (I use one of the larger

Kryptonites sometimes)


I've been using this on my bike exclusively for well over a year and it's stood up very well so far! Bontrager/Trek produce some very innovative high quality products and this is a fine example. I can also see they make an effort to continuously improve their products if they come up with a way to improve it. For the $$$ you won't be disappointed I promise!
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Bontrager/Trek Rear Trunk Bag, has a cheaper version that velcro straps on,

instead of the Interchange Deluxe Plus..
The interchange it worth the increased $ (Mind you do you do have to buy the Bontrager rack to use the interchange which is competitively priced) for the convenience of removing it quickly to go out and about.
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I have this bag - its worth every F-in penny IMHO (you need a Bontrager rack to use it however, as you may already know)


Some little but important touches and things not readily or easily shown by just looking at it in the pictures:


- there is a high vis rain cover inside a zippered compartment that is tethered to the bag with a fabric strap so you don't lose it (fairly easy to remove/reinsert into the compartment). This rain cover will protect the entire bag from precipitation except any parts of the side fold out panniers that fall below the pannier rack deck if you use them. There is a loop on the back of the rain cover to mount a clip on rear light or reflector if you don't have one on your pannier rack

- comes with a shoulder strap that you clip on to the d-rings to carry like a gym bag or purse

- has a cinchable rope "mesh" on the main zippered cover if you want to carry things on top of it or want to clip your helmet to it

when you're not riding

- has a carry handle on the back if you don't want to use the shoulder strap

- has a spot on the back to mount a clipped rear light or reflector if you are so inclined

- the main compartment is also expandable (with a zipper) to increase it's size (upward)

- it can carry some of the larger U-locks inside the main compartment which is where I put mine without issue (I use one of the larger

Kryptonites sometimes)


I've been using this on my bike exclusively for well over a year and it's stood up very well so far! Bontrager/Trek produce some very innovative high quality products and this is a fine example. I can also see they make an effort to continuously improve their products if they come up with a way to improve it. For the $$$ you won't be disappointed I promise!
Yea I made up my mind and ordered. Will be at my dealer shortly along with the two little front and rear lights.
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