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Thomas Baron

Thomas Baron

Thomas Baronwrote a review of on August 27, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned numerous different saddle bags, and this is by far my favorite.

Super low profile, light weight, stays far back under the saddle, doesn't rub on my legs. It's fast and easy to attach and remove. The full top opening makes it easy to see and organize the contents. I regularly hammer down rough streets, but it stays completely secure. Long term, I'm not sure how the velcro will last under continual reattachment, but so far so good.

I have this on my CX bike right now and have squeezed in: a 700x43 tube, a tire lever, Park GP-2 patch kit, one 20g CO2, a CO2 nozzle, and a Park IB-2 multi-tool. There's still room around the edges for a couple small items (keys, etc.), but it's pretty packed. Packed is good, as it keeps items from shifting or making noise. It bulges out the top very slightly, but I use that to fill in the space between the seat rails and help it stay secure.

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Thomas Baronwrote a review of on July 11, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The glue works great. Tires are not going anywhere, but should still be removable with some effort come replacement time. I use 1 dry coat on the tire and rim, then a wet coat on the rim. Easy and only takes 2 days from start to finish.

Unlike some cements, this can doesn't come with a brush under the lid, so I find myself using (and discarding) an acid brush for each 24hour application. I just get them at a local hardware store for 59c each, but it's annoying and an extra expense/hassle to consider.

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Thomas Baronwrote a review of on April 27, 2014

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

It holds the wheels offset which is great. There is a padded divider between the wheel with two adjacent "pockets" in the middle to let each wheel's hub protrude into the other compartment a little, eliminating stress, and keeping the whole bag thinner. Overall, the bag is burly and feels like it'll last a while.

On the negatives, the bag is really bulky - well beyond what's necessary for a 700c wheel/tire set. The shoulder strap clip arrived broken - the end clips are held together by a tiny plastic, horse-shoe-shaped washer which didn't even make it out of the delivery box. Bummer, but the strap is easily replaceable with something more durable.

For the sale price, it's hard to beat for a padded wheel bag.

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