(daybiker) wrote in message
> "JKeenan" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> news:<[email protected]
> > If you've bought an AngleTech AeroTrunk, how is it? How's storage? How much can it hold? Have
> > you been "faster" because of the aero quality? Any and all commens welcome.
> > I've put off building a Coroplast tailbox because of "Time...keeps on slipp'n...slip sliding
> > away.....".
> > Thanks
> > Joe 'recumbo' Keenan
> Joe......I have a AreoTrunk that I have been using for about 3 months. I've found it to be a
> well made product. I can put 100% of the items in it as I did in my old Kelty day and half
> backpack. I've found I can motel tour with just this one bag, but I have not gone on any long
> ones yet because of time. I'm not a fast rider on long rides so I really can't say I've picked
> up much speed there. I did however run my own, not so very scientific test, using three of my
> bikes. I ran a course riding a Rocket, V2, and Vivo. It only seemed to make a difference with
> the faired V2. I seemed to pickup about 1.5 miles per hour. You have to understand that I do
> not hold myself up to be any type of fast. Thats why the course was only 10 miles in length. I
> did go flat out, with and without the bag on all three bikes. I did not buy this bag to pickup
> speed, only to hold gear. For faster riders then myself, which includes about everyone, it very
> well may help. They may be hard to get right now. Good luck!
Joe: I've had my AeroTrunk for a couple of months. Mine is used on my Bachetta Aero and came from
Angle Lake's Dale Clark (Kelvin's brother - they designed this item jointly and they're actually
made up here in Puyallup, WA). At any rate, it seems very well made and about as light as it could
be for the size it is. No, I haven't done any scientific testing, a virtual impossibility, anyway.
As mentioned by some of the prior posts earlier, it will certainly hold more than most of us would
want to carry. It really is large, but needs to be in order to avoid the large low pressure area
behind the seat. Anything less wouldn't have much effect. I use a large bladder from my Camelbak
with an extension of the feed tube - which I clip to the right handlebar using a Camelbak clip. So
far, I haven't figured out how to come from the bottom of the AeroTrunk directly up to my right
shoulder. Having ridden the Aero about 600+miles with the Trunk I'm convinced that the Aero is about
as streamlined as we can get without going to the full body sock/fairing route. No one thing makes
or breaks it; it's a matter of a whole bunch of little things that make the bike slippery, and I
feel the AeroTrunk is an important part of the overall effect. Bob Rogers - Aero Ti, V-2, Screamer
and 2 BikeE's.