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Favorite Seat Bag on the Road?

Old 12-19-10, 04:19 PM
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Favorite Seat Bag on the Road?

I want to know what your favorite seat bag is that you either own or want. I currently switch between 3 depending on what I need to be able to fit, but is there one that is considered the mecca in your eyes?
Topeak Medium Expandable, Specialized Small, Transit Medium
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Old 12-19-10, 04:35 PM
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Arundel. It's simple, tough, and narrow so it doesn't rub on my legs. It may look small but it holds all I need. Here it is on my Ritchey, packed with one tube, two CO2 cartridges, CO2 nozzle, multi-tool, two tire levers, tube of patch glue, sandpaper, two patches, xtra house key, and a small pack of tissue!



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Old 12-19-10, 05:43 PM
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Mine is called a jersey pocket....carries everything i need...
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Old 12-19-10, 05:53 PM
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Fat seatbags rub the sides of your shorts, often causing premature wear and holes.
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Yeah, I like minimalist bags - I have the little one from Specialized. I don't like carrying anything in my jersey pockets unless I have to.
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Favorite Seat Bag on the Road?
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I really like the Avenir Bigmouth. It comes in three different sizes and I have the smallest (27 cubic inches). It's enough to hold a spare tube, tire levers, credit card/id, a small patch kit, multi-tool, and cell phone. It's also made of water resistant material and I've never had a problem with securing it to my bike. For about $10, you can't go wrong with this one.

https://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Bigmout...ef=pd_sbs_sg_6
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I've got a small Novara bag from REI that was cheap ($15) and narrow enough not to touch my bike shorts. I can't find it on the website, but it's a great bag.
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Originally Posted by aballas
Mine is called a jersey pocket....carries everything i need...
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Originally Posted by aballas
Mine is called a jersey pocket....carries everything i need...
Originally Posted by Forza
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Topeak Expandable. Carries all I need, no rubbing.
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the Fizik seat bag is nice too.
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Whatever is just big enough to fit 2 tubes and a set of levers.
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The fizik setup is great if you have one of their saddles...I don't.

I got major rub from my $5 performance bag so I switched to the Lezyne Micro Caddy. No rub.
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I like the Specialized small bag. It's narrow so my thighs don't rub (I use a 130mm wide saddle). It holds all the stuff I want to put in a bag, and the stuff inside doesn't rattle around.
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I prefer this one to any seat bag:

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I use a Topeak Propack. It works well for me because it snaps on and off so with extra mounts I can use the same pack for all my bikes.
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Originally Posted by MileHighMark
I prefer this one to any seat bag:

That's silly ... give up your 2nd bottle ?
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
That's silly ... give up your 2nd bottle ?
currently i do for my after work rides. it makes it quick and easy to change bikes. on longer rides i will use my jersey pockets but this practice may need reevaluation when one of my bikes gets tubular wheels.
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Each of my bikes has it's own seat pack with spares & levers. Then I don't have to think about it ... just get on & go.
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smallest bag that I can shove my topeak micro pump into, which I believe is approximately 6 inches long.

edit: that sounds sort of x rated.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
That's silly ... give up your 2nd bottle ?
I agree. If the ride is short enough that you only need 1 water bottle, then you should be able to fit all your emergency gear in your pocket.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
Each of my bikes has it's own seat pack with spares & levers. Then I don't have to think about it ... just get on & go.
this. My main bike has an REI bag that can hold 2 tubes, levers, multitool, extra snacks. after having a few flats on a century and not having 2 tubes i switched to the bigger one. Rain/winter/recovery ride bike has my previous smaller bag that fits 1 tube, levers, multitool. Shorter rides on that bike i'm not as worried.
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6, 8 hour rides the minimimist bags don't cut it. I like the smallest Jandd expandable, and if I going where it's remote, no services, I'll take the big Jandd expandalbe. They do not rub.
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Originally Posted by aballas
Mine is called a jersey pocket....carries everything i need...
hehehe..this.
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