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You, your bike, and the open road: it’s the simple things that make us tick. Joey is all about simplicity.
Joey sits between your handlebar and the bag to protect the contents of your bag from abrasion, and protect your bike from rubbing.
Simple yet effective, with a minimalist and lightweight design Joey is constructed from 222D polyester with a 3 mm closed cell foam.
The semi-rigid structure is stable yet versatile, keeping your drybag securely in place with a multitude of fitting options and reducing any effect on handling.
- Protective and supportive handlebar harness
- Made to last in the UK
- Stabilises drybag to reduce effect on handling
- Simple and minimalist design
- Daisy chain webbing for versatile attachment
- Designed to fit Airlok Dual
- 100 cm Velcro strap provided
- 25 Year Alpine Bond
Outer: 222D nylon
Weight: 65 g
Size: 34 x 22 x 0.3 cm
Webbing loop width: 6 cm
Velcro strap (WxL): 2.5 x 100 x
Origin: United Kingdom
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Still working great
To follow on from my previous review in 2017, I've now put many more miles on the Joey and still think its great for how simple and cheap it is. It has just been through the notoriously rough Highland Trail 550, holding a huge 25 litre dry sack holding about 5 kg off gear, way more than people say should be on the handlebars. The Joey again worked great, keeping my luggage secure. Maybe tiny bit more wobble than you might get with the more expensive Kanga harness, but I'm super happy with the Joey, and I hope Alpkit continue to sell this crazy affordable, lightweight and functional harness to get more people into bikepacking!
Used for a 7 day trip across wales, and I am impressed. For such a light weight simple design and cheap price it held my drysack completely stable the entire trip (mostly gravel trails and tarmac), even though the drysack was full of rigid non compressible items such as maps and electronics, not what is usually recommended. After a week of using the Joey I don't see why I'd need a significantly more expensive and heavier harness. Maybe a more expensive one works better for more technical mountain bike trails/strapping multiple dry sacks, but the simple Joey is fine for my needs.
I mounted mine so the harness sits below the handlebar (the photos show it sitting above) so my lights were still usable, with the velcro around the forks as shown. I used a couple of cable ties to hold it in place when the dry sack was removed which made putting the drysack back on much easier, similar to a handlebar bag
I bought a Joey to stop my Airlok Dual from bouncing as much whilst riding.
It's basic but certainly helps to support the load on my bars, helping to anchor the bag to the fork crown in addition to the bars.
Whilst I've not had a problem with it, but it also should help protect against any kind of rub from the cockpit cables.
It can be a bit fiddly to get the straps around and tight, but after a few tries I got the hang of it, and the Joey immediately feels more stable than just the bag strapped around the bars.
While I'm very tempted by a Kanga harness now, for a third of the price the Joey is definitely a much more wallet friendly option for someone that only bikepacks a few times a year.