Rethink the saddle bag.
There used to be a time when we never rode with a saddle
bag—the Rules wouldn't allow it—and we wanted our bikes to look sleek and
having a pack hanging off our saddle isn't exactly pro. But, when the pros are
logging long miles on their training bikes and valuable jersey pocket space is
reserved for food and extra apparel, a bag becomes mandatory. As our own rides
get longer, afforded by more available daylight, and the lure of gravel
exploring creating the very real possibility of multiple flats, we've taken to
rolling with a bag and the Seat Capsule Premio from Silca has become our go-to.
The Seat Capsule Premio uses a BOA Closure System with Rail
Guard for grip and protection against the saddle rails and its location is
optimized for stability and aerodynamics. It fits right underneath the saddle
and never rubs the legs or otherwise interfere with your pedaling. As a bonus,
since it only attaches to the rails and not the post's shaft, you can run it
with your dropper post without it interfering with its travel.
The thermoformed shell creates structure and has two
internal dividers for organization. A YKK locking zipper is positioned low on
the bag for easy access while it’s still attached to the saddle. The capsule
offers more carrying capacity than the seat roll offerings from Silca with an
internal volume of 625cc and can easily hold a 29 x 2.35in or two 700c x 30mm
inner tubes along with a set of tire levers, multi-tool, CO2 dispenser, and up
to three CO2 cartridges.
- A refined saddle bag for carrying flat fixing gear
- Thermoformed shell offers structure and protection
- Boa closure secures the bag to the saddle rails
- Internal dividers help with organization
- No hook-and-loop straps to damage post, rails, or shorts