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Old 12-01-14, 03:42 PM
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Rear Seat Cycling Bag.. Any Recommendations?

I am possibly looking for a larger size cycling bag that clips to the rear seat without using a rack. Any recommendations? I am looking at something similar to this but cheaper price tag:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...essenger-bag-m
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I am possibly looking for a larger size cycling bag that clips to the rear seat without using a rack. Any recommendations? I am looking at something similar to this but cheaper price tag:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...essenger-bag-m
Dunno the price tag, but that thing looks like a straight-up rip-off of the Relevate Designs Pika bag: https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...Seat-Bags/Pika
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Old 12-01-14, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Dunno the price tag, but that thing looks like a straight-up rip-off of the Relevate Designs Pika bag: https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...Seat-Bags/Pika
Oh wow, nice find. Revelated has some amazing designs for sure.

Does anyone own a revelated bag? I'm wondering about how the bag might affect weight distribution/ride characteristics?
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Everyone and their brother has one of these, including myself. Great little bag for the money.
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Read up on 'em; Revelate are the real-deal in adventure cycling. If they can withstand the rigors of Alaskan wilderness cycling and events like Iditarod, I don't think you need to worry about anything.
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I've tried different ones and gave into my boys suggestion to use the Novarra. Not for the minimalist. Side pockets for ID and cash. Sturdy. Unclips quickly. We've had one for 3 years, no failure. I wish it was black instead of green. If you don't plan on frequent removal (like commuting) bags using straps over the seat rails work great too - you just have to tighten them up so they don't swing back and forth like bull thingies...

(edit: Oh, wait, I didn't realize you were looking for really large bags. I guess this is not what you want. )

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Old 12-02-14, 09:45 AM
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I have a front tank bag and a smaller rear bag but I would like to combine and go with one bag in the back. The one Elvo posted looks really good and the price is right. I am intrigued by the Revelate ones also.
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I know several riders that use Carradice bags of various sizes, and one that uses J&D Mountain Wedge 3, look them up for comparison. The Carradice are pricy but well made. Also, REI had a large seatpost bag that I hadn't run across- maybe it was Revelate brand, now that I think of it.
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Originally Posted by 09box View Post
I am possibly looking for a larger size cycling bag that clips to the rear seat without using a rack. Any recommendations? I am looking at something similar to this but cheaper price tag:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...essenger-bag-m
We sometimes use this Lone Peak bag on the back of the rear seat of our recumbent tandem:

RB-100

Probably not what you had in mind.........
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Old 12-15-14, 07:23 AM
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I'll piggy-back on this thread to check if there are other brands besides Revelate that I should know about that can carry 10-20 liters (or 3-4kg).

Thank you.
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Old 12-15-14, 01:33 PM
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Another vote for Carradice bags. Excellent bags. I have the Barley model which I got direct by mail from Carradice in England. There are several North American dealers as well.



Carradice of Nelson - bike bags, saddle bags and waterproof panniers
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Thanks, but it looks like the Carradice requires installing a frame that must be removed every time the user must fold his bike, right?

At this point, here's what I found for bags that tie to the saddle rails + seatpost and can be easily removed when used on a folding bike:

Alpkit Koala
https://www.alpkit.com/products/koala

Apidura Saddle Pack : 11/14/17.5 liters
https://www.apidura.com/shop/

Arkel Sherpa 22 liters
Backpack - Randonneur Rack

Revelate Design Viscacha/Terrapin
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/inde...alog/Seat-Bags

As an alternative, there could be enough room between the legs to use/add a trunk bag:
Arkel's Rack bag | Trunk bag
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The Revelate looks good but the price tag is a little high for me. I found this one on Etsy I might go with:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1912472...w_type=gallery

I've been in touch with the seller and they can customize the bag for my needs as well.
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Do any of these bags have a large enough volume to carry a bag of groceries?

It would be nice to just use a bag rather than install a rear rack with panniers.
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The Revelate looks good but the price tag is a little high for me. I found this one on Etsy I might go with:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1912472...w_type=gallery

I've been in touch with the seller and they can customize the bag for my needs as well.
Thanks fro the link. I think the other are just far too pricey as well. I mean seriously it's a bag at my age it doesn't need to last a lifetime just 20 or so years
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I've been looking at eoGear bags for an upcoming gravel grinder. I like the way the mounting system gets the bag away from the saddle without flopping around or needing a rear rack: eoGEAR Rolltop RandoBag? 9.3
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The EO gear bag looks very smart and I like that it's modular.

For the price, though, it's hard to beat the Jandd mtn wedge III:

Mountain Wedge III

It's a rock solid product with a generous capacity. It doesn't sway, doesn't get in the way of your legs, and it holds a lot.
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I am going get a topeak survival sidekick bag. Topeak seat pack SideKick Survival Tool Wedge Pack:Amazon:Sports & Outdoors
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I have reconsidered things and have thought about getting a small rack and getting a dry bag and attach it to the rack with a strap. Any thoughts? It might be cheaper too.
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