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Seat pack/saddle pack recommendations please(16 posts)

Seat pack/saddle pack recommendations pleaseridleyrider
Apr 14, 2003 11:22 AM
I am thinking of using a saddle pack/seat bag but not too big.

Can anyone recommend a good one?

Thanks
Get rid of all dead wood and use your back pockets. (nm)onespeed
Apr 14, 2003 11:28 AM
Depends on how much you sweat! nmdzrider
Apr 14, 2003 12:39 PM
That is why they make ziploc baggies....Gregory Taylor
Apr 14, 2003 12:47 PM
I toss my multi-tool, spare tube, CO2 inflator, money and driver's licence into a big ziploc bag and stuff it into the center back pocket. No problems.
Exactly. Zip-Locs, not just for food. (nm)onespeed
Apr 14, 2003 1:05 PM
re: Seat pack/saddle pack recommendations pleaseKEN2
Apr 14, 2003 11:55 AM
Avenir makes a nice one but they're hard to find... also Pedros new models are excellent. I'd avoid the ones that have a proprietary clip-in mount.

I prefer those that have a strap that holds the unit tightly against the seat rails with a stabilizer around the seatpost. There's nothing worse than a swaying seat pack!
Would you consider a handlebar bag?Silverback
Apr 14, 2003 12:03 PM
I haven't been able to tell much difference among the nylon-Fastex-Velcro seat bags. REI makes some decent ones pretty cheap, and all the usual companies turn out about the same stuff, with minor differences.
I've been using a handlebar bag for the last couple of months, and I like it. You can get stuff out when you're riding, and it holds more than the little seat bags. Actually I have two, a Candy Bar bag and a Hobo Bag, both from www.rivendellbicyles.com. No effect at all on the handling, if you're worried about that. The Hobo bag will carry a whole Sunday newspaper, a jacket, lunch and some other little junk with no trouble. Candy Bar bag is about the size of a skinny loaf of bread.
Just bought a PI Tailgate - which works perfect!jtferraro
Apr 14, 2003 12:23 PM
It is just the right size @30ci - not too big, but big enough to fit the basics. It is also very secure and comes w/a relective rear loop that doubles as a tail light mount!

http://www.pearlizumi.com/pearlizumi/site/catalog/product.aspx?iProductTypeSubID=23&iProductID=2460&iProductColorsTB=4464

-Jeff
re: Seat pack/saddle pack recommendations pleaseTower
Apr 14, 2003 12:28 PM
Trek (gasp! :-) ) makes a couple of nice ones. One is called the Gate'r Seat Pack.

http://www.trekbikes.com/accessories/product_detail.jsp?product_id=18&category_id=101

Another one they make is called a Pro Pack, and it comes in 3 sizes. I have the 50cu in model. It has a "tailgate" kinda like the gat'r. Has a mesh pocket in the flap for keys, and elastic loops on either side inside to hold multi-tool etc. I don't see that one anywhere on the net.
re: Seat pack/saddle pack recommendations pleaseBigPete
Apr 14, 2003 12:55 PM
The Specialized Wedgie has worked well for me. It secures through the seat rails and to the seatpost, very secure, does not sway. Comes in three sizes and any color as long as it's black.
I'm a big fan of this one...Ahimsa
Apr 14, 2003 4:47 PM
After using quite a few different designs with all manner of attachments from clips to velcro straps, I can honestly say that the Cannondale "strapless" is completely bomber.

There are no velcro straps to fumble around with, and there are no weird mechanical two part clips.

It has a hard plastic "T" shaped bit that wedges in between the seat rails, and another "C" shaped plastic bit that grabs the seatpost. You remove it with a motion similar to uncliping from your pedals. It really is a simple and elegant design that I cannot say enough good things about. Since my first one 5 years ago I have bought 2 more in different sizes.

You may wish to take the little rubber thingy off (it is removable) that they include to hold the seatpost firmer for MTB riding (at least I assume that's what it is for). You will not need it for the road. Mine never comes off unless I want to remove it, and I do take it off after every commute once I reach my destination, so I can attest to its durability under many cycles of removal/replacement.

Cheers!

A.
I'm a big fan of this one...Tower
Apr 14, 2003 6:41 PM
Interesting design, but might not work if there isn't enough rail showing on the seat.
Exactly!MisJG
Apr 14, 2003 6:47 PM
Tried to mount this design to my wife's bike. Barely any seat rails showing (she's got a 'women's' seat, shorter) and it wouldn't fit. Try before you buy!
I like the Pederos made with the inner tube.Ambishawn
Apr 14, 2003 8:59 PM
I'ts not very big but holds a Multi tool 3 tire levers, a CO2 inflator head and a spare tube really well. It dont sway and looks really cool. I had a small PI tailgator which was ok but had to have the Pederos once I saw it.
re: Seat pack/saddle pack recommendations pleaseukiahb
Apr 14, 2003 10:52 PM
Lone Peak makes some good ones...
http://www.lonepeakpacks.com/seat.html
janddtarwheel
Apr 15, 2003 4:23 AM
Jandd makes a number of high quality seat backs in various shapes and sizes. I've got two different models. The smaller one I keep on my bike for regular use. The larger one I use for touring and long solo rides.