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New bike packing range online

By Col
25, Nov, 2013

Load up your bike with new range of bike packing luggage, along with more frame bag optional extras.

You may have seen that back in September we ran with a few rough cuts of some bike packing luggage, so we could gain some feedback, perhaps refine a few bits and give the guys in the factory a chance to run over the patterns. Well we have just finished off the last few pieces in the new production run and the first batches are now available to buy online.

The Fuel Pods are now available in three sizes, giving a greater flexibility of choice depending on your requirements. Puncture repair kit, dynamo cables and copious stash of fuel gels, or simply for a cheeky choccie bar there's a size for either.
The Stem Holster sits on the handlebars within easy reach and gives accessible storage for whatever you find most needed whether that's a trail mix, more gels, compact camera or water bottle.
Down the other end of the bike we have the Koala seat pack, with its three point harness and roll top closure keeping it held firm and minimising any twist and sway during riding.
You may have noticed that there is one missing player in the range, the Y-Front harness. There's still just a few tweaks needed on this but hopefully it shouldn't be too much longer, so keep an eye out as we have re-named it the Kanga harness

All these bike packing items have been made in a selection of standard colours so you can either get them to match your Stingray framebag for a fully colour co-ordinated set up, or to simply give your bike an extra splash of colour.

The final new edition to the range is our Possum frame bag. Designed to fit a range of bikes, the single compartment Possum is available in small, medium or large, to optimise the choice for frame size. Not frame specific it should allow you to use it across your whole fleet.

However, it's not just these these new items that we've been putting our attention to, and we have been looking at improvements for our popular Stingray frame bags.

New Stingray extras.  Our custom made frame bag also sees some little extra editions to make it even more versatile and enhance your bike packing set up. Choose to add a surgeon pocket for stashing.... Add on some reflective piping trim for added road safety (when you have to use the road that is), or incorporate a hydration channel..... for running your hydration hose along the top of your frame, or indeed any lighting cables. You may also like to add a line of webbing loops along the top of the frame bag, making it easier to replace any worn attchment loops, adjust the positioning, and help reduce any potential rubbing on the frame. We still continue to offer your custom made Stingray in industry leading turnaround times of under 3 weeks.

Fat Bike Stingray frame bag. With plenty of interest in Fat bikes over recent years we are now offering a custom frame bag specifically designed for those big wheeled machines. Based on our regular Stingray the FB edition comes with all the usual options but is tapered to maximise the capacity and still be able to turn the pedals. 

All this works together perfectly to load up the bike while maintaining the handling capabilities needed for enjoying your off road adventures. Or even on-road for that matter, as they all work equally well on a cross or touring bike!

If you should ever have any specific requirements for your bike packing luggage then don't feel afraid to contact us directly and we'll happily chat through any options that may be open to us.

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