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Timbuk2 and Blackburn Frame Bags, Carry Options

Old 08-04-16, 07:46 PM
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Timbuk2 and Blackburn Frame Bags, Carry Options

Looking at a frame bag to carry a few more things with me on fun rides and commutes, and found two that I'm looking at buying. I don't want to carry much, just my too-huge-for-my-saddle-bag Galaxy Note Edge, my lock, some clothes, and maybe a book.

The bags are the Timbuk2 Core Frame Bag ( Core Bike Frame Bag | Timbuk2 Bags ), and the Blackburn Outpost bag ( https://www.blackburndesign.com/outpo...bag-large.html ). Trouble is, I can't find much in the way of reviews. Does anyone have any experience with either bag, or thoughts on which way to go? The things that popped out to me was that the Blackburn has more and variable frame mounts, and they have more experience with bike-specific bags, but Timbuk2 has outward-facing pockets that would take a book or two, and it has a water bottle pocket.

Also looked at other seatpost-mounted bags like the Carradice SQR bags, but I'm apprehensive putting them on a carbon post.

I like traveling light; any other ideas are welcome. Thanks!
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Old 08-04-16, 09:07 PM
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the timbuk2 looks much larger. not really sure what the decision is here.
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Originally Posted by idiotekniQues View Post
the timbuk2 looks much larger. not really sure what the decision is here.
Asking for experiences with these or other bags made by these manufacturers. Durability, fitness for purpose, etc. Alternately, other carry options.
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I purchased the Blackburn frame bag, received it yesterday. The quality is there in the material and fit and finish, Obviously have no long term experience. I found it online for about $5 under MSRP. The daisy chain goes completely around the bag so the velcro straps can be attached to clear other items that maybe mounted to the frame. Part of the reason I purchased the Blackburn bag was the expandable bottom, I don't need a full frame bag but nice to have the extra storage if needed.
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Originally Posted by wsteve464 View Post
I purchased the Blackburn frame bag, received it yesterday. The quality is there in the material and fit and finish, Obviously have no long term experience. I found it online for about $5 under MSRP. The daisy chain goes completely around the bag so the velcro straps can be attached to clear other items that maybe mounted to the frame. Part of the reason I purchased the Blackburn bag was the expandable bottom, I don't need a full frame bag but nice to have the extra storage if needed.
Thanks for the input! Adjusting around other mounts sounds helpful.
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Blackburn tends to make quality gear. I tend not to be a big fan of frame bags unless they are designed so that there is no possibility of leg rub.
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I have one of these, for carrying larger items. It's not in the same category as what you're considering, but it's held up for about four years, for me.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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