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Timbuk2 Sonoma Reviews?

Old 10-21-15, 08:12 AM
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Timbuk2 Sonoma Reviews?

Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone has this saddlebag and could let me know the following:

1. I read in another place that it sags but you can prevent this by adding a strap that holds the seat post velcro strap down. Any comments?
2. Those of you that own this, do you find that it has lots of sway or stays put pretty well?
3. I am short and have minimal clearance on my bike. I'm wondering if this bag seems particularly adjustable/ can be put very vertically/ etc so that it doesn't require massive clearance?


Looking for some feedback! Thanks guys!
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Old 10-21-15, 09:51 AM
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It looks a tight fit for anyone and any bike. Looks like it presses against the rear brake cable.



I use a Timbuk2 Hunchback Rack Trunk


Quite happy with it. I can put a lot of junk in it and it fits on every bike I have with a rack. For a bit of extra reassurance, I wrap a bungee cord around the seat post and attach it to one of the strap clips. The one in the picture is on backwards. The pocket on the rear should be facing away from your rear.
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Old 10-21-15, 03:29 PM
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1. I read in another place that it sags but you can prevent this by adding a strap that holds the seat post velcro strap down. Any comments?
I purchased the bag for a century ride this past month. Used it on the ride but returned it after as it did sag and eventually rubbed on the tire creating small hole in the bag. Did not try to add strap to the bag.

2. Those of you that own this, do you find that it has lots of sway or stays put pretty well?
Not a lot of sway depending the on the amount of items and weight stored in the bag. More noticeable when out of the saddle climbing a hill.

3. I am short and have minimal clearance on my bike. I'm wondering if this bag seems particularly adjustable/ can be put very vertically/ etc so that it doesn't require massive clearance?
Does not need a large amount of clearance, but again depends on the volume of stuff you want to put in it.
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I'm probably the one (on bikepacking.com) that said I added a little strap to keep it from sagging horizontally. The bag isn't on the bike right now and I don't have a picture handy but it's basically just a piece of paracord that I loop from the top of the seat post strap and down around the bottom of the junction of seat tube and seat stays. Works fine. I'm sure the bag sways back and forth, they all seem to, but it hasn't been enough for me to ever even notice it while riding. I put clothes in there and a down jacket takes up some of the space so it's not terribly heavily loaded in my case.

Maybe be you can kind of see the piece of green cord in this picture? You can also see that it is narrow behind the seat post so doesn't cause any problems with brake cable or brake, at least in my case with a 58 frame and vbrakes.
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Thanks for the reply! For some reason, I cannot seem to get the pic to load. Your reply was most helpful though!
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