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TopeakFrontLoader Handlebar Bag
Item # TOPB03U
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October 26, 2020
Has some serious flaws
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
This is more or a bag 'system' than a handlebar bag. The bag itself is a small dry bag like what you would take canoeing or kayaking. It opens at both ends and has an air release valve so you can compress it down after it has been sealed. So far, so good. To attach this to your bike, you need to mount a flexible rubber sleeve to your handlebars/head tube and then clamp that *around* the bag. Nothing secures the bag to the sleeve. The problem is that if your bag is not full enough or the gear inside is not distributed across the whole length of the bag, the rubber sleeve doesn't clamp down securely enough to hold the dry bag in place when you're traversing rough roads. On a recent trip, I had just a few items in the bag and on a rough descent, with the sleeve cinched as tightly as possible, the bag would come out or nearly come out on any rough descent.