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Review: Axiom Seymour Oceanwave P7 handlebar bag

Old 03-21-21, 05:40 PM
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Review: Axiom Seymour Oceanwave P7 handlebar bag

I haven't posted on this forum for a while, but I recently picked up a new handlebar bag and a friend suggested I write up a quick review. This forum seems like the best place for it.

The bag is an Axiom Seymour Oceanwave P7 handlebar bag. Universal Cycles (with which I have no affiliation) has a screaming deal on them right now, so if you're in the market for a mid-sized handlebar bag, this is worth considering.

The bag has no internal structure, so it's quite frumpy unless you fill it up.

Universal lists the capacity as "7 in3" but it's obviously more than that. Axiom lists it as 7 liters. I think that's pretty big for a rackless bag.

As a point of comparison, I had been using this bag from Intertia Designs:

That bag is holding a tube, tire levers, mini tool, pump, Otto lock, a mask, spare gloves, and a couple of energy bars. For my first ride with the Axiom Seymour, I just left all that stuff in the old bag and tossed it in the new bag.

That left room for a full sized rain jacket that I didn't even bother tightly folding, and a case for my glasses.

The Axiom Seymour P7 attaches via two straps at the handlebar and has another strap for stabilization in the back middle of the bag. For my first ride, I wrapped that strap around the head tube.

I probably wouldn't want to do that with paint, but this bike is powder coated so I wasn't worried. That held the bag very securely in place. I rode about 35 miles on paved roads and didn't notice it moving much. On one chipseal descent I was hearing some scraping from the front fender, which I think might have been caused by the bag bumping on the fender.

Looking at it closely when I got home I realized I could hold the bag up a little higher by wrapping the rear strap around the stem over the headset.

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And you figured out how to get it off your fender!

I saw this bag on Andy's bike today. Great deal for a not that small bag.
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Thanks. I bought one.
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I bought one too thanks!
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I bought the rear bag and I'm happy with it.....probably will buy the handlebar bag also
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