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Old 08-10-06, 08:48 PM
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Help me choose saddle bag

I know this has probably been covered before but since you can't actually search for "bag" and saddle or seat comes back with a zillion results that don't pertain to bags, I thought I'd just post and ask for advice.

I'm looking for a new saddle bag to carry my flat kit but give me enough room for a few more small items. The only real requirement is it needs to clip to the bottom of the seat and not attach with velcro straps. I was looking at some of the Pedro bags but Im not sure if I can fit all my stuff in them. My flat kit now consists of 2 tubes, a CO2 pump with 2 cartridges, levers and a patch kit.

The bag is stuffed so full, I cant even get my car remote in there.

Anyone got any recomendations?
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How about the Topeak Quick-Click wedge bags? They come in four sizes.
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This one comes in three different sizes.

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https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=26847
• Sizes/Weights/Capacities:
Small 5 x 3.25 x 2"/100g/38 cu in
Medium 6.25 x 4 x 2.25"/130g/52 cu in
Large 8 x 4 x 3.25/165g/98 cu in
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Originally Posted by JayC
I know this has probably been covered before but since you can't actually search for "bag" and saddle or seat comes back with a zillion results that don't pertain to bags, I thought I'd just post and ask for advice.

I'm looking for a new saddle bag to carry my flat kit but give me enough room for a few more small items. The only real requirement is it needs to clip to the bottom of the seat and not attach with velcro straps. I was looking at some of the Pedro bags but Im not sure if I can fit all my stuff in them. My flat kit now consists of 2 tubes, a CO2 pump with 2 cartridges, levers and a patch kit.

The bag is stuffed so full, I cant even get my car remote in there.

Anyone got any recomendations?
Given the requirement that it needs to clip on, I don't have alot of experience in which to help you with your request. Are you trying to replace a clip on bag or do you want to take it off and on a lot? Of course the reason I ask is that the clip on bags seem to be fewer in the market place than the velco on bags, so you might have more choices in styles and sizes with the velcro version. Also, I have found the velco versions to be a bit more flexible in order to "jam" more stuff into them.

I use a Jaand seat wedge bag on one bike and a Trek seat wedge bag on another bike. I have about the same amount of stuff in my bags: 2 C0 cartridges, inflater, levers, tube & a multi-tool.

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Old 08-10-06, 09:33 PM
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This will probably sound ghetto but I want it to clip on so the bag sits up higher and doesnt need as much support from the seat post. I Assume bags that clip in don't sag like the velcro mounts. That and I'll probably be removing it a lot to load it before rides.
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I have a specialized mini wedge that uses velcro and it's real snug up under my seat. I like the velcro system because it allows you to strap a CO2 inflator on the bottom of the bag which frees up space in the bag.

Will those clip on ones work with any saddle or are they brand specific? I know Fizik makes a few different size clip on bags but I'm pretty sure they won't work with an Arione.
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the topeak bags come with clips and they have a wide variety of sizes.. I use the medium and can fit:

2 tubes, mini tool, patch kit, tire irons, spoke wrench, co2 w/ 2 cartridges and room for my cell phone

https://www.topeak.com/2006/products/...wedgepacks.php
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"Help me choose a saddlebag?"

You have to be kidding don't you? Sheesh!
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It doesn't clip on, but Timbuk2 makes some nice, solid saddlebags, and they're quite stable. They also look a little cooler than the clip-on ones, FWIW.

https://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/retail/ca...?categoryId=44
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I have a Topeak Small, and it is good for my spare, multitool, tire levers, cell phone (relativey large one), keys, and powerbar. Based on what your requirements are, it should fit the bill. Also has a strap across the back for a light. Very clean looking.
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Originally Posted by Wilchemy
"Help me choose a saddlebag?"

You have to be kidding don't you? Sheesh!

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+10 on the Topeak bags!! They are great -- have them on all 3 bikes.
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Looks like the Topeak wins out. Thanks to the people who took the time to respond. Big FU's to the troll.
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my wife calls it my ass bag. when i got a new giant bike she wanted to know if was going to replace my trek ass bag with a giant ass bag! later.
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Get a Topeak wedge with QR, as suggested several times. The medium size is expandable, which is nice.
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carradice barley. just got one myself. couldn't be happier.
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ya know.. you do have a jersey pocket or three..
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