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Best Saddle Bag?

Old 09-06-16, 11:24 PM
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Best Saddle Bag?

Whats the best saddle bag? Post a picture too! Looks/ functionality are important. What does everyone think? Post below!
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thats going to matter on a lot of factors..

What you need to store in it
What style/size/type
Where on your bike ( you say saddle but do you mean actual saddle or any bag)
Weather
rollup? zipper?

I use an old camera bag and a roll up bag. Im on a 1980s Nishiki.
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its not a specific question for me, i just want to know what people are rolling
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Old 09-07-16, 05:22 AM
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I use a couple of Scicon clamshell bags (Elan and 430 Carbon) with the very handy Roller mount, and those are pretty sweet, but my absolute favorite is my Cyckit Aeroclam:

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Timbuk2 small seat pack. Not the best but it works.

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Old 09-07-16, 06:31 AM
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If you're interested in as minimal as possible, I like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



It fits what I need: 1 tube, small multi-tool, 2 CO2 cartriges and valve (I use a minimal one), tire levers, emergency butt cream, and nothing else. The way it attaches to the saddle means it doesn't swing like a pair of pendulous bollocks, unlike some bags I've seen.

EDIT: Just to be sure, the one I'm recommending is the "Small" on Amazon's page.

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Old 09-07-16, 06:45 AM
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J and D Mountain Wedge III, www.jandd.com, big bag for longer rides. They make several sizes.
Carradice bag, even bigger bag for carrying more gear on longer rides.
Currently shopping for smaller bag for a new bike.
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I have an Acorn, which is large enough to accommodate my rain jacket and basic tool collection.
Medium Saddlebag ? Acorn Bags
Waxwing also makes a nice assortment.
- Saddle Bags - Waxwing Bag Co.
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I think style and frequency of riding really determine what bag you need. For me, it's the Axiom Fondo H2O. It's not horribly huge (1L capacity,) but it holds tools, CO2, tube, bottle of Stan's, a couple of Clif bars (with room left over) and it has a neat part on the back that holds a water bottle. Some days, the ability to carry a third bottle is just a revelation. On those particularly hot days, I feel like that bag is the best thing I've ever purchased for a bike.

So... if you ride 20-30 miles twice a week, probably not your bag.
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Personally I do not think it matters as long as it holds all you need and want to carry in it as functions well for you. I bought mine at my LBS and cannot recall the brand, but I looked at all they had to offer, found the size that was large enough to carry the stuff I wanted to include and mounted securely, yet easy to remove. Mine has an expandable capability which can be handy.
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That CyKit Aeroclam would be on my bike if I was not broke from building my bike. Love it.
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Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
J and D Mountain Wedge III, www.jandd.com, big bag for longer rides. They make several sizes.
Carradice bag, even bigger bag for carrying more gear on longer rides.
Currently shopping for smaller bag for a new bike.

+1

These bags are excellent!
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I use a couple of Scicon clamshell bags (Elan and 430 Carbon) with the very handy Roller mount, and those are pretty sweet, but my absolute favorite is my Cyckit Aeroclam:

I'd never seen these. They're quite stylish!
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Except for those clammy things they all look fairly generic. I'm sure they will all work. For the stuff that can't get wet/sweaty, I carry that in a small dry bag in my middle jersey pocket.
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I'd never seen these. They're quite stylish!
One man's stylish is another man's "fugly", apparently.
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If given the choice-- and sometimes there isn't one, for example if you want a zebra print bag-- I will always prefer a clam style opening bag to an end-loader for the simpler packing and unpacking.

I also find the quick release Roller Mount Scicon uses to be a great ease-of-use item, which makes removing the bag (to take into a store/cafe, or just to access the stuff in it easier) a simple, quick task. No threading velco straps through seat rails, or fiddling around looking for the end of the strap to pull it free; just twist and go.

As a bonus, the Scicon Roller Mount integrates tire levers into the bag itself, making for one less thing to figure into the pack scheme. Convenient and tidy.

In the pic below, of the Scicon Elan Roller, you can see the ends of one tire lever where it slides under the mount on the bag. The other lever is directly below it, in a sleeve inside the bag.



Oh, and the only zebra hair seat bag I could find, from Krieg:


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@PepeM should weigh in here on bike purse vs. saddle bag.

I use a generic small black saddle bag that my shop had in a parts bin. Holds a tube, a lever, 2 CO2s and inflator, a multi tool, $6,000 cash, a patch kit, some gummy bears, and a flare gun. Works for me.
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Carradice

Boom! Lol I have that bag, use when I'm out on longish rides, 50 thru 100 miles. I can fit my rain shell, a water bag, snacks and a f#&k ton of PBJ sandwiches in it.

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@PepeM should weigh in here on bike purse vs. saddle bag.
I use both. My saddle bag carries two tubes and a patch kit. My bike purse (which goes inside a jersey pocket) carries 3 CO2 cannisters, an inflator, tire levers, a $1 bill, a multitool, a chain breaker, a spare quick link, and maybe something else I am forgetting. I also carry a mini-pump on another jersey pocket. For the winter I might add a bike satchel to bring warm rice cakes, rain gear, bluetooth speaker, and some deer food with me.
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This is what I have as well on my road bike. I like it so far, but i might go for the road candy and move this to the MTB

Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
If you're interested in as minimal as possible, I like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



It fits what I need: 1 tube, small multi-tool, 2 CO2 cartriges and valve (I use a minimal one), tire levers, emergency butt cream, and nothing else. The way it attaches to the saddle means it doesn't swing like a pair of pendulous bollocks, unlike some bags I've seen.

EDIT: Just to be sure, the one I'm recommending is the "Small" on Amazon's page.
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On a modern road bike, the correct answers to this question are:

1. None.
2. Tool roll.
3. This:

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Because most saddle bags rub against my massive guads,
I need the saddle bag set further back
so I use this one.
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