Item # SCI0026
SciCon Vortex Roller 2 Saddlebag $48.00
Fill it up.
There are days when rides turn into an exercise in managing chaos; everything that can go wrong with a bike, save broken frame tubes, goes wrong. With the SciCon Vortex Roller 2 Saddlebag, you can fit a multi-tool, tube, and mini inflator like the Innovations Ultraflate Plus -- so you're prepared for the most common roadside fixes.
What SciCon's saddlebags are noted for is their retention systems. They do not use hook-and-loop straps. If you recall the original Roller System (now Roller 1), you start with a plastic cleat that secures to seat rails with the twist of a knob. Then you install the bag by matching the cleat with the opening in the binding mount. And give it a 1/4 turn.
The Roller 2 takes that same idea and adds two tire levers to the design. There's one mount for a tire lever outside the bag, and a mount for a tire lever inside the bag. To make sure the lever slots work, SciCon includes the levers. Building the two levers into the design frees up space in the bag, so you can fit more into it.
The bag itself uses a mix of materials; the side panels are a carbon fiber weave and the main panels are Cordura. Because the bag doesn't have a strap underneath it to help hold the shape, there's an ABS body structure inside. This way it has some structure and shape whether the bag is empty, partially-loaded, or packed to the gills.
Reflective piping runs along the seam between the carbon fiber and Cordura panels and there is reflective tape alongside the zipper as well as on the bottom to add low light safety. It has just a simple single cavity with a compression strap to hold things in place so stuff won't bounce around the inside.
The Sci'Con Vortex Roller 2 saddlebag comes in Black Cordura with Black carbon fiber panels. Bag geometry is 8x6.5x14cm making the volume 480 cubic centimeters (29.29 cubic inches).
- Holds tube, multi-tool, mini-inflator, CO2 cartridge
- Roller 2 attachment system
- Two tire lever slots with included levers
- Reflective tape along zipper and bottom
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Reviews & Community
Easy to swap between bikes
I love how easily the SciCon bags can be swapped between bikes. They are securely held, but it's very easy just to twist them off one bike and slap onto another.
My Fourth SciCon Saddlebag
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have SciCon saddlebags on my other bikes and like the attachment design and they hold up well. Based on this positive experience over a number of years, I went ahead and purchased this for my new C-60. The aesthetics and appearance fit perfectly with the Italia Flag model C-60. The built in tire iron is a plus. However, because of the storage of this tool, the bag sits further below the seat than the older models I own. I prefer the bag to be a snug to the seat as possible.
Great bag great mount
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
This is a good size bag for a tube, 2 co's and valve, tire levers, money and a little room left over. I add my own tire levers because I'm afraid the included ones my break. luckily I haven't had to use them to find out. If they work then you have even more room in the bag.
The bag size fits well under the saddle and my legs do not rub on the bag.
The mounting system is great and I do have the adapter on my other bikes so switching is easy but it is important you make sure you have a positive lock. If you are not careful you may not have it fully locked.
I like the fact that it does not strap to the seat post, I think that look is cheesy and it creates a friction point. I have ridden this bike on the rough roads of CT and It has never rattled off.
I do remove the bag when transporting the bike. Why subject it to unnecessary vibrations. I also only use on my road bikes and I think it is great. I would not recommend for mountain biking.
This bag was a gift to my daughter. I use the 430.
Considering the Scicon 615 (9X13X10) and...
Considering the Scicon 615 (9X13X10) and the Vortex (8X6.5X14 cm). Are the dimensions given in the same (usual?) format i.e. LXWXH? Either the 615 is not long, real wide and tall while the vortex is not long, skinny, and real tall. Seems to me that the largest # should be the length. Confused in frisco