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Outfitting gravel bike for storage

Old 06-27-20, 12:55 PM
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Outfitting gravel bike for storage

I am looking for good quality, durable top tube and frame bag for my Checkpoint SL5.

Bontrager makes a few bags under their Adventure line that are reasonably priced, but I don't see many reviews on them as they appear to have been recently released.

On my SL5 I have the two mounting points that would secure the Bontrager top tube bag rather than using the straps. For the frame bag I was leaning towards an Ortlieb waterproof frame pack top tube bag. This would give good protection for stuff that needs to stay dry when riding in inclement weather. It is quite a bit more than the Bontrager, but I have heard good things about their gear.

Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions for stuff that holds up well?
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Old 06-27-20, 01:34 PM
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I love my Revelate MagTank 2000 Bolt-on. Very nice shape, tapered in the rear so your knees don’t rub, wider in front. The clasp just works, it’s easy and reliable. Worth the money, it’s rarely discounted and runs about $60.

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde.../MagTankBoltOn
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Old 06-27-20, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
I love my Revelate MagTank 2000 Bolt-on. Very nice shape, tapered in the rear so your knees don’t rub, wider in front. The clasp just works, it’s easy and reliable. Worth the money, it’s rarely discounted and runs about $60.

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde.../MagTankBoltOn
I did come across the Magtank and it looks really nicely thought out, but at $100 or so here in Canada it is too expensive for how small it is. Also, not waterproof. Here on the West Coast it rains a lot, so you need some water resistance/waterproofing or your gear is going to end up wet.
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I did come across the Magtank and it looks really nicely thought out, but at $100 or so here in Canada it is too expensive for how small it is. Also, not waterproof. Here on the West Coast it rains a lot, so you need some water resistance/waterproofing or your gear is going to end up wet.
I would not want larger on my top tube. As well and as a former backpacker, I never trust any bag to be water proof, anything crucial goes into a baggie. Here’s a pic of my Topstone, you can get a feel for the size.

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Porcelain Rocket 52hz for a frame bag

Top tube bag round up - https://bikepacking.com/gear/top-tube-bags/
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