can anyone help me with this question please..

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  1. tottenham21

    tottenham21 New Member

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    I know in other posts on here they have talked about what tool to carry in our bikes, but what I would like to know is what sort of bags are best to buy to go under the seat, brand or make and stores that sells them, I have seen a few on performance.com but after reading the reviews they seem to be of poor quality. Any advice or info will be gladly appreciated..
     
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  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Like everything else, it depends. Excellent bags are made by Arundel, Timbuk2, Topeak, and Jandd. Those four comanies' bags generally get excellent marks. There are of course other bags that may be just as good as bags from the aforementioned four. Go to RoadBikeReview.com and read reviews for saddlebags. Google reviews for the aforementioned companies' bags. Bags aren't a big investment and can be easily sold on eBay iffin' you don't like what you get.
     
  3. An old Guy

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    How much do you ride your bike?

    If you ride a lot every day/week/month/season you will wear out a lot of expensive parts before you wear out even a cheap bag. If you just ride from time to time even a good bag will rot from lack of use.

    I put my tools and spare tubes in jersey pockets. Inside of plastic bags. The plastic bags last a couple months - most likely several thousand miles. I cannot imagine a cheap seat bag wearing out very fast.

    Now there are other issues. The Velcro might rub against your thighs. Not a lot of fun.

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    Somehow my rain jacket rubbed a hole in my shorts during one ride a couple weeks ago. After 20 years of using that rain jacket. Suddenly something changed and I now have a hole in my shorts. Not all problems that people report are due to the manufacturer.
     
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    64Paramount Active Member

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    If I was in the market for a new bag I'd probably go with the Topeak Survival Tool II wedgepack.

    You can look at it here:

    http://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/survivaltoolwedge2

    If you're interested in buying one you should be able to find it for $35 or less, just google search for the best price....
     
  5. tottenham21

    tottenham21 New Member

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    Thank you all for replying, I will have a look around and buy one of the ones mentioned on here. Because of my job as a long hull truck driver I can only ride my bike on weekends when I'm home and usually try to ride between 20-30 miles each day sat and sun. I just started riding a month ago and thank God haven't experience any sort of pain anywhere yet.:)
     
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