Bike-BAG.co.uk sponsoring Dominc Irvine
Ultra Distance CyclistWorld record holder
Tandem, Lands End John O'groats
They are designed how I want them to be, and that matters. My small bike lock is in the outside pocket on the left, easily accessible when I want to pop into a supermarket for more supplies or stop for a coffee too enjoy a magnificent view. The two sides of the main compartment are clipped together by a small internally mounted buckle that means the bag retains it shape and the contents don’t sag to the bottom. My top tube bags have zips that open from the end to the middle which makes for much easier access of stuff on the move. And the bags surf that line between being light enough to avoid adding unnecessary weight in themselves whilst strong enough to cope with the abuse.
I’ve battled deep mud, survived torrential rain and basked in glorious hot sunshine, but no matter the conditions, the bags keep doing their thing.
These have not been my first bike bags. Other options from other companies I tested were ok, but did not quite fit my frame, or had inadequate straps to keep everything in place, or worse, in one case the zip failed leaving me with a gaping, sagging hole useless for anything.
In contrast, being able to specify to Bike-BAG.co.uk the size and shape, number of pockets and which way the zips ran combined with a very well made robust manufacturing process has resulted in a solution that’s just right for me. The Great Divide Bike Route beckons and at least I know my bags are up to the job, the question is will I be? Time for some more training trips..
"It fits well, the battery brackets pull it tight down to the downtube, but there's enough slack left at the top reach the crossbar. There's actually no tension on the top Velcro loops, they just keep the bag in place. Plenty of clearance at the chainwheel too.
It's a tight fit in there but I got everything in, including the cooling fan. The cable holes were just right too, just big enough to get the plus through and no more! "
Comment From CustomerI must say that I really love the bag. It's held up incredibly well to the rigours of bikepacking. I use mine to house my 3 litre camelbak. The fit is absolutely superb and it doesn't budge a single millimetre, even on the rough stuff.
When the time comes for me to do some road touring I will absolutely be coming back to you for another frame bag for my CAAD8.
The first photo is at the top of Devil's Staircase near Glencoe, Scotland and the second is on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.
Thank you Bike-Bag for a fantastic product and personal service.
The triangle battery bag I brought, now carries a 46 amp Li-ion battery and digital speed controller. It came fitted with internal straps that lock and support both the battery and controller.
I have been busy playing all afternoon on and off road.
Bike-Bag's attention to order detail meant that the bag hugs my frame perfectly with no movement at all.
So its keeping my investment of electronics suspended safely in a waterproof and vibration free environment.
If your going DIY electric conversion then Bike-Bag's hand crafted "triangle battery bag is the must have piece of kit that you need to own when finishing your bike to a professional standard.
Last but not least it's made in Great Britain and was great value for money. Be proud to support UK companies.
110% recommend this company and its commitment to customer satisfaction.
Bike-BAG.co.uk Customer comment "The Bike Bag delivered recently was perfect for our recent tour of Corsica (500 miles). It gave us an additional carrying capacity of 3 kg (as if I needed it). But my wife was happy she had an extended wardrobe.
A quick note to say that the bike bag has been great and has accompanied me on a few bike packing trips now, including the Capital Trail. Still holding up great and vital for my bike without braze ons.
The bag was a perfect fit and turned around in double quick time. Thanks guys. A shame the Welsh weather was not so accommodating
Thanks for the feedback on the EBAG Andy, its a great fit "The bag you made is fantastic, I'm really delighted. you put the hole in the bottom behind the flap and it's perfect, the battery straps are spot on, As you can see it fits a dream, the battery in there is 5KG 18AH Li-ion and you would never guess" Andy
Tested my bag on a wild camping weekend. The bag was brilliant, love it.
My only conundrum was fitting my tent poles to my frame. I solved it extending the top tube bags velcro loops. It hadn't occurred to me to consider them...
Dugalds Ebike conversion, before and after, this was a tricky one as battery was so large, with nothing to brace against.
In Dugalds words
"The bag is a perfect fit, everything fits with not a millimeter to spare, and therefore nothing moves at all when going over bumps. The quality is very reassuring, thanks for all the hard work."
Cracking picture as well, thanks