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britishnickwrote a review of on June 5, 2019

Fantastic Product! Now have 2 of them!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this frame pack to add to my gravel/touring bike as a more efficient way to carry stuff on long rides/races - of course there are a number of different manufacturers that are out there that make similar products however i ultimately decided to go with ReStrap based on the materials and the aesthetics. On opening i discovered the gem which was the "Made in Yorkshire" tag, as a Yorkshireman living in the USA this a) immediately made me think of home, and b) secured them a return customer!

The bag itself fits my gravel bike like a glove, I had to shimmy my bottle cages down a little bit in order to be able to fit a taller bottle but it's not a game changer, i'd assume that i'd have to do the same with other frame bags anyway.

In terms of storage i had in there on a recent race, food/CO2 cartridges, a waterproof, pair of gloves, leg warmers and a first aid kit - in short, there's plenty of room for stuff, and i'm sure i could have packed more in there. The document/side pocket is a nice place to put credit cards/ID and other less bulky bits and pieces. I've now had this pack on my bike during numerous rides, and it's also been on the bike on the roof during numerous storms this spring, everything has stayed very dry! I bought one in the medium size for my significant other who decided that she'd prefer to just carry stuff in her Camelbak so now i have that on my hardtail too - best possible outcome, buy something for someone else and keep it for yourself!

I've since bought other ReStrap products and I'm similarly impressed with the quality of the product - when we inevitably go on a longer bike packing trip I'm certain we'll be buying more of the bags too.

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britishnickwrote a review of on October 9, 2013

Mountain King Tires - So Far So Good!
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked these tires up to replace the ones that came on my 2011/12 Stumpy which were getting a little worn from summers in the Wasatch. Since installing them I've ridden in a variety of different conditions from dry to muddy forest trails, to a weekend of riding in Moab - the tires are holding up great (as i would expect). I've no complaints as yet and doubt i will, my significant other rides with these tires as do many friends. Continental is a solid brand when it comes to tires and quality. If you need to upgrade/update I'd highly recommend!

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