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Backpacks for cycling(10 posts)

Backpacks for cyclingcdale02
Sep 16, 2002 8:06 AM
A couple of months ago, someone was looking for reccomendations for a cycling back-pack and I lost the thread, so I'm posting it again for me.

Does anyone have suggestions for a good sized backpack for commuting? I'm looking for a good size and good quality.

As a former messenger, I will never put down my Timbuk2. (nm)onespeed
Sep 16, 2002 8:08 AM
Vaude Aeroflex (link in message)Scot_Gore
Sep 16, 2002 8:16 AM
I second the VaudeE-ticket
Sep 16, 2002 1:24 PM
They make a great commuting backpack. It's suspended away from your back to reduce heat/sweat, and is balanced and padded very well. I can only get in my miles while commuting and I used to get a sore back from regular backpack. With this thing you can ride with almost the same comfort as no pack. Only downside it that it's expensive.
Pearl Izumi makes one--also LL Bean makes commuting packsnmColnagoFE
Sep 16, 2002 8:31 AM
The Best.....tronracer
Sep 16, 2002 9:12 AM
A two person team, these messengers actually make the bags by hand and you can customize the bag to boot with some graphics. Really nice people, I know both of them. I saw Roland about a month ago right after his Tommassini was ruined after being doored on Broad street. He got it in Italy from the man himself....I felt for him.

or if you are the backpack type, go for the pearl izumi velocipac...I love mine. It comes with a laptop case, a nylon seperator, a mesh seperator, a small upper pocket, a rain cover, two side mesh containers(water bottles?), and more than a few compression straps, plus more features.
reload are awesomeclimbo
Sep 16, 2002 10:00 AM
I saw them the other day in the store, can't wait to get one myself to replace my current bag. Going to work on the custom design and go get one. Quality and the options on these bags are great !
Sep 16, 2002 10:52 AM
just picked up a race x air. kinda small but perfect for my commuting needs (1 set of clothes). the pack is suspended off of your back using a mesh support so your back doesnt get sweaty. works great, kinda pricey and they do have larger versions.
Vaude - HANDS DOWNpben
Sep 16, 2002 1:20 PM
I bought mine three years ago and it is by far one of the BEST pieces of equipment I have EVER owned. I have recommended it to everyone I know. I bought the Sienna 40. I also researched the hell out of these things. Price no limit type of search. This pack was/is designed by commuting cyclist. At the time is cost around $100.
Yep, mine's within an arm's length of me right now (nm)Humma Hah
Sep 16, 2002 1:55 PM