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Old 04-14-2021, 06:43 PM
djg21 djg21 is offline
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Originally Posted by jb_11 View Post
With that much room between the rails and the saddle, you might be able to reverse mount a Silca Premio (or whatever the latest version is) up in there. Especially with just a tube.

Or even more minimal just use small canvas drawstring bag with a toe strap or something like this:

Wasn't someone on here making pouches from Thompson stem bags?
I have a Silca Premio seat roll I am selling on eBay ( I also have the new model — the Asymetrico — that I used on one gravel ride and am returning to Silca. The Premio was OK. The Asymetrico constantly flipped over the Boa Strap and fell off my gravel bike. It looks like the strap isn’t centered on the seat roll. See photo below. I lost a brand new Silca multitool and a new Dynaplug pill that are somewhere on the side of a gravel road in Columbia County.

Silca refunded the purchase price of the Asymetrico and told me to keep it. I offered to send it back so it’s design people can look at it. Silca is great, but this bag is no go, especially if you want to use it on a gravel bike or MTB, or you ride on rough road surfaces.

The Arundel bags I recommended are simple and great for a repair kit. I will be using an Arundel with a Voile strap as extra security on my gravel bike.
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:15 PM
Hank Scorpio Hank Scorpio is offline
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I was a big Arundel Tubi fan until I converted to ILE. I just bought a nice Andrew the Maker saddle bag. Nearly identical to the ILE but you can pick your fabrics.
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Old 04-14-2021, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by reuben View Post
Oh no. Keep inflation in its own thread. Let's keep this thread restricted to a topic with which most of us have some actual experience and knowledge.
I won't pretend to try and speak intelligently about inflation. I just mean that I didn't know there were so many saddle bags that are $50 and up.

My experience with every saddle bag that I have owned is that they have a limited lifespan. Wear and tear seams to get to all of them eventually, even though I RARELY actually get into the bag. Must be the constant micro jostling with every pedal stroke and bump in the road. Just have not seen any features or benefits that would make me pay that much. Speedsleev in whatever size you need has been my go to lately, with Lezyne playing backup.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by R3awak3n View Post
this is easily my favorite

love the strap and you can open it, get stuff out and close it without taking it off the saddle. Also its cheap and looks good. I have the sb25 and fits everything no problem.
OP will be spoilt for choice.
i was in a similar position and ended up going for the Orucase. I have both the SB25 and SB30. very easy to use. The Voile strap makes it super easy to switch between bikes. with the SB25, I can actually fit a multi tool, road tube and 2x tyre levers.

I try to avoid anything with a velcro, after the strap from my old Topeak bag wore a hole on my favourite pair of bibs within a few hours.

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Old 04-14-2021, 10:53 PM
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Voile straps are greater than all other attachment methods (particularly cinch straps and boas). They are more secure AND easier to get on and off. Count me among the happy outershell users...
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Old 04-15-2021, 12:37 AM
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For most of my rides, I need one bottle...there are water

Every year, I must see 2 or 3 riders with their bag unzipped and going 15 mph down the road...

when I do need a second bottle, go with a handlebar is 2021.
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Old 04-15-2021, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist View Post

this bike sees a lot of dirt etc, i never like leaving the tube exposed without at least something keeping the grit and dirt off of it.
I put the tube under my mtb saddle as well. I used thin bungee cord. For dirt, etc I just put the tube in a zip lock sandwich bag.
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:28 AM
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Hey Nick I've been using the Topeak Aero wedges for years, love them becasue they are reasonably priced (I find them on Ebay) and more importantly they make 4 sizes. The Micro might be the best bet for you, that's the one I use for the basics. But I have each size for various types of rides because for example when I go camping and do long solo rides in the boonies I use the size large becuase it will hold everything you need for the potential of multiple flats. Simple design, bombproof including the zips. Because of the shape they just disappear, you don't even know they are there when riding, even the large. Best.
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Old 04-15-2021, 07:42 AM
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Thanks guys for all the advice, i went with the one houston posted, looks like a great size and shape. will report back!
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:06 AM
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Not sure if they've been suggested, but
As small as you like them. I have two of the Duo. Work well
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:10 AM
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I've got one of these. Don't know if it would fit your rails, tho:
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by pdonk View Post
Velocolour dynamite roll or rocket pocket tuck in nice and tight.
I was going to say this excatly.
Made in Canada by folks that take it to heart
They're beautiful too -
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Old 04-15-2021, 08:35 AM
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Nude tube strapped with an old Binda Extra...pseudo ol skool
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Old 04-15-2021, 09:10 AM
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Looks like the OP has made a purchase, but I’ll add my voice to the chorus of Arundel Uno and Duo fans. I’ve had the former on a road bike since 2015, the latter on a gravel bike since 2017, both still in excellent shape through many thousands of miles. Uno fits a 700c tube, levers, small mini tool, CO2 cartridge and inflator for me.
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Old 04-16-2021, 02:25 AM
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FWIW - orucase saddle bag review
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