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Old 04-15-21, 03:56 AM
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Seat storage

I've been a fan of the topeak xl wedge seat bag as it supported the things needed when riding on the road. As of late, I've noticed a lot more flat tire potential that instead of just carrying a single tube, tools, & patch kit, I'd like to add a 2nd tube. Unfortunately the current storage capacity has no more space for a 2nd tube. Is there a slightly bigger bag that has a similar quick click connect system? I don't want to store anything on person, frame, rear rack adding, bar bag, etc. Just would like to procure a slightly bigger version of the same concept.
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I've been using the Topeak Aero Large wedge - It has a zipper than let's you make the pack longer and in the expanded setting I can carry 2 tubes, 2 CO2 cartdiges and inflator, tire tools and my cell phone. Expanding it also gives a better angle (more vertical) for the tail light I clip on the loop in the back.
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https://www.amazon.com/Aero-Wedge-Pa...%2C166&sr=1-18

That? If yes, my bad, I misspoke & already have that. I really would like a MTX trunk bag that is narrower that can be mounted on a fixer to the seat post. Kinda like a Topeak wedge bag DynaPack, but not round & not a unique mounting clip.
Now if the Topeak wedge bag DynaPack was not stupid expensive, I'd change my mind.
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My current solution for short vs long rides is I have an Aeroclam which normally has the small bottom on it, which holds the usual tube/levers/CO2/tool/patch. But they also sell a larger bottom for the same top and in about a minute you can swap bottoms and have room for an extra tube, energy bar, etc. See this page (scroll down) for pictures of the small and large bottoms.

You can remove the bottom if you don't need any storage, but the top you don't want to remove as it is a pain to get on and off. So this might not be what you want.

Here is the small one on my bike, the large has about 2x the room:


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I can't vouch for this, but it looks like it fits the bill.
https://www.amazon.com/Vincita-Expan...492772&sr=8-15
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Old 04-15-21, 08:02 AM
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I can't vouch for this, but it looks like it fits the bill.
https://www.amazon.com/Vincita-Expan...492772&sr=8-15
That wouldn't work for me. I may look for an used dyna.
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Many, many years ago I was given a saddle bag based around the German KLICKfix system. I was thrilled. I was able to buy additional adapters and pack one tool bag for multiple bikes - switch bikes, move the tools with just the push of a button. The original bag is long gone, but VeloFred is the US source for replacement bags. I use a Micro 100 Wedge https://www.velofred.com/product_inf...roducts_id=242. It takes some careful and considered packing skills, but I can fit:

2 tubes, var tire lever set, 2 16 gram co2 cart's, 1 co2 head, topeak multi tool /w chain tool, patch kit, 9 spd quick link, 10 spd quick link, duck tape, 2-$5, 2-$1, 4 -$.25, credit card multi tool with knife/tweezers/pick, bandana, 3 zip ties and reversible screwdriver. But absolutely nothing else. They do make bigger bags for those that need the kitchen sink to wash up.

And after many years of practice I can even get it all back for the ride home from a roadside repair. Full its a bit on the heavy side, but is quite secure and doesn't sway. I've never been stranded out in the middle of nowhere and trust me, I've been there.
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I often wonder why some prefer the click on type of saddle bags.

I use the saddle rails at times for different accessories, go pro mounts etc.. Having to remove hardware from a seat pack would be very inconvenient imo. Especially since I use the seat bag on more than one bike, switching back and forth between 4 bikes.

As far as bag sway, I have a Topeak wedge medium with straps, fits a good amount of stuff I need. But I don't have any sway as I can simply and easily cinch the straps up so that it is snug under my saddle.

Is there an advantage to the click on style? Why does anyone prefer the style? Just curious to know if there are any advantages?
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I only use the saddle rails for a bag. As seen from above, my load is a bit on the heavy side and I've never had good luck with saddle straps - could not get them tight enough not to move around and stay that way. I prefer the click on type attachment for the convenience and security factors, push button release, slide on clip and click to secure and off you go. As with all things saddle, to each their own. For me, its Fizik Arione (4) and KLICKfix bags(1).
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I've used the Bontrager Pro Quick and really like it, have it on a couple of bike. I also like the quick disconnect option and it is very secure. It give you plenty of space and even has area on the bottom to put an extra tube. I
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I've used the Bontrager Pro Quick and really like it, have it on a couple of bike. I also like the quick disconnect option and it is very secure. It give you plenty of space and even has area on the bottom to put an extra tube. I
shucks, was hoping the large was a tad bigger than the topeak aero large wedge.
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
never had good luck with saddle straps - could not get them tight enough not to move around and stay that way. I prefer the click on type attachment for the convenience and security factors, push button release, slide on clip and click to secure and off you go. As with all things saddle, to each their own.
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shucks, was hoping the large was a tad bigger than the topeak aero large wedge.
It surprising holds quite a bit. It has internal pockets as well. I carry the Innovation Genuine Innovation CO2 inflation type with the body cover where you can store a cartriage upside down, plus 2 more in the pocket, 2 tubes, tire lever(s) , a small multi tool and I still have a little room. If I want more room, I can put one of the tubes on outside bottom using the stretch fabric.
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i'm diggin the Contour Waterproof seat rail bag. https://klickfix.com/en/products/det...riants/0217WSA looking for one in black, & if possible, between 2L & 3.5L. . it'll hold a Mini Morph Pump, which is a real nice thing to have. I dont want mine to "walk" off. Storing it in the contour when briefly taking the eyes off the cycle makes that possible.
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6L I'm not carrying a pair of fat tires.
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Originally Posted by coupster View Post
I only use the saddle rails for a bag. As seen from above, my load is a bit on the heavy side and I've never had good luck with saddle straps - could not get them tight enough not to move around and stay that way. I prefer the click on type attachment for the convenience and security factors, push button release, slide on clip and click to secure and off you go. As with all things saddle, to each their own. For me, its Fizik Arione (4) and KLICKfix bags(1).

Hmm, that is strange. I use the Topeak and the straps are pretty thick and the clips work really well. They cinch up really nice and even with a pretty good size supply, the bag stays nicely tucked. 2 tubes, cliff bar, baggy of gatorade powder, 3 levers, 4 allen keys. spoke wrench, car keys, patch kit, spare chain link, id, spare go pro screw, go pro screw wrench, money, benedryl in case of bee sting, and it holds nicely with the nice thick straps and enough supplies to carry me 100 miles.

But as you say, to each their own. I will say the straps on the topeak are much better than the jandd and some of the others I have had. As well as the light clip loop, good stuff!
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Hmm, that is strange. I use the Topeak and the straps are pretty thick and the clips work really well. They cinch up really nice and even with a pretty good size supply, the bag stays nicely tucked. 2 tubes, cliff bar, baggy of gatorade powder, 3 levers, 4 allen keys. spoke wrench, car keys, patch kit, spare chain link, id, spare go pro screw, go pro screw wrench, money, benedryl in case of bee sting, and it holds nicely with the nice thick straps and enough supplies to carry me 100 miles.

But as you say, to each their own. I will say the straps on the topeak are much better than the jandd and some of the others I have had. As well as the light clip loop, good stuff!
the quick release makes it really easy to detach for cleaning the goop after a messy ride, carrying like a murse so the goods stay under your ownership, & the no fuss no sag & a guaranteed fit for position is icing on the cake. As for most things with accessories, ymmv.
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the quick release makes it really easy to detach for cleaning the goop after a messy ride, carrying like a murse so the goods stay under your ownership, & the no fuss no sag & a guaranteed fit for position is icing on the cake. As for most things with accessories, ymmv.

yep, I switch to the Bontrager when I started commuting again and I had to walk about a quarter mile to my building from where the bike parking was. It made it really quick at 3 am to just detatch and go, then when I headed home to just snap it back in place.
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Arkel bag is best seat post bag.
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Carry a patch kit instead of a 2nd tube
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appreciate all the replies. Going to check a few stores to see about putting hands on the merch.
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I've been a fan of the topeak xl wedge seat bag as it supported the things needed when riding on the road. As of late, I've noticed a lot more flat tire potential that instead of just carrying a single tube, tools, & patch kit, I'd like to add a 2nd tube. Unfortunately the current storage capacity has no more space for a 2nd tube. Is there a slightly bigger bag that has a similar quick click connect system? I don't want to store anything on person, frame, rear rack adding, bar bag, etc. Just would like to procure a slightly bigger version of the same concept.
I carry a tube and patch kit, as well as a pack of "boots" just in case. I've only flatted twice on the same ride once in decades of road riding. Or...just throw a third tube in your jersey pocket.
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More times than I'd want to remember has proven that, as soon as I remove that 1 item, I'll regret it shortly after. What adds more frustration is that, that 1 item then is temp misplaced rather quickly after being removed.
For riding those longer routes, being prepared & never to need to react is much preferred, rather than trying to react to being vulnerable.
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