Best way to schlep a laptop computer on a bike?

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  1. MrCjolsen

    MrCjolsen New Member

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    Backpack? Messenger-style bag? Panniers too harsh for a computer?

    12 mile commute, one way, over the infamous Yolo causway.
    MTB with street tires (some rough streets, figuratively and literally)

    I will base a purchase on your trusted opinions.
     
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  2. Jakebrake

    Jakebrake New Member

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  3. DHinrichs

    DHinrichs New Member

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    I have a neoprene sleeve for my laptop and put that combo in my backpack. It survived many 15 mile commutes to and from work that way. When I'm not biking I often commute by motorcycle and it survived in a pannier many more times in the same configuration. There are some hardshell backpacks that you can get, I've seen them mostly on motorcycle riders but a few times on bicyclists also, found this link http://www.ebags.com/boblbee/megalo...ckpack/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=17905 The bags at that site are fairly expensive. I have seen similar bags at CompUSA for much less, but did not look closely to see what the quality was like.
     
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