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    Ibera frame bags - super cheap and great fit

    Just thought I would share how pleased I am with the Ibera triangle frame bags. I bought the Large version... and wow, you cant beat $15 www.bikepakmart.com/ib-fb1.html

    Fit my 18" Moonlander pretty perfectly. The bag is a nice width so it doesn't bulge out. It has one large main compartment, a thin side compartment, and another little zipper pocket inside the main part. I have it packed pretty full and haven't had it wobble or hit my leg yet. 100% pleased.
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    Thanks, super cheap way to try out a frame bag!
    Ordered one up.

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    Ooh nice.

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    Hmmm. Nice find. For $15 I'd try one for sure.

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    Wow. Almost too good to be true. Do they make a seat bag and handlebar bag too? :P
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    No attachment to the downtube, I see. Has that been a problem when things get bouncy?
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    Awesome find! Just ordered one!

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    Ha, I just got one of these for Xmas. Except mine is the medium (leaves enough space for a water bottle) and has only one zippered compartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak View Post
    No attachment to the downtube, I see. Has that been a problem when things get bouncy?
    I was worried about that too as I mounted it up. But once I pulled the straps all tight it stayed in place really well. The fabric it is made out of is pretty stiff so it doesn't have much flex to flip around. I figured if it did start to move around I could always attach a Velcro strap to the bottom. No problems yet and have been out riding with it 4 times.

    Looks like this site carries some other Ibera bags.

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    The site mentioned in the last post, bikepakmart.com, has a one day special on that bag for 15% off and free shipping. I just ordered one and the total came to $12.74. For that price it's worth a look-see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brknspk View Post
    The site mentioned in the last post, bikepakmart.com, has a one day special on that bag for 15% off and free shipping. I just ordered one and the total came to $12.74. For that price it's worth a look-see.
    Agreed: I bought one to see how it works/fits.

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    Just ordered one of these frame bags along with a matching top tube bag from amazon. Was $28 which qualified for free shipping. Had a $25 gift card, so I figured for 3 bucks I couldn't go wrong trying these out. Thanks for posting!!

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    damn for $15 I would have gotten this instead of the RD frame bag.. I love my RD frame bag and it is surely better than this, but not $100+ better I would say.. esp for non-critical riding needs..

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    hey look, you can talk and text while biking too.
    ps, not a good idea!
    maybe if you want to use gps phone for cycling computer, but I don't like the idea of having to use a touchscreen while riding. Mybe the Navigationmight help out on a snow race though.
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    Put one on the wish list. Thanks for letting us know it works!

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    How does the bag hold up to the snow? Do materials inside stay dry? Thanks for posting this. Will order for my pug ASAP
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    Just ordered one from the website listed above, $12 ish with free shipping yet.

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    Good find

    For $12.74 delivered it seems rude not to order one

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    I don't typically get preachy about cheap Chinese stuff, but I have to say, "you get what you pay for." Compare this bag to one of Eric's designs or any number of small USA shops who make a real quality product, and see the difference in materials and craftsmanship. When it comes to something that will take a beating and last (through conditions where your survival may depend on your equipment), I'll pay more for quality every time. Just think about what those small designers are putting out before you drop your dollars on a cheap imitation. Having said that, if all you do is day trip, then buy on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat View Post
    I don't typically get preachy about cheap Chinese stuff, but
    That last word kinda killed the sentiment that followed

    Look, fat bikes are hugely overpriced so are the accessories, we know that but because we like it, we foolishly pay the prices. Do you honestly think those frame bags cost $150?

    They are priced that high because those that make them, like fat bike manufacturers don't price them for a fair profit but they know no matter how silly the profit is they can demand whatever they want..surly is a good example..price fixing if ever I have seen it

    So when something like the ibera or anything as a cheaper alternative comes up..it is well worth the money because if you are seriously considering say an Eric, it gives you a cheap way to see if you actually would use a frame bag before you spend silly money on one

    How many times have people not had a cheaper alternative..waded in with the expensive stuff only to find they never would have used it and lost huge money reselling it or embarrassed to the point it sits in a corner doing nothing?

    As to putting small designers out of the market? if they can't price their stuff right then they will fail and through no ones fault other than their own

    I am a strong supporter of small business but at the end of the day you are asking people for money and if your product and price is wrong then the impacts are obvious

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    the small shop's bags are expensive because it's hand made in 1st world countries where the makers of these bags need to make a living. It doesn't matter what the actual material costs to the maker, no one living in the U.S. is going to put in the time & effort to hand make a frame bag and then sell it for $15... That being said, if a factory can put out framebags, seatpost bags at a significant discount, using similar material as the small shops, the small shops will go out of business..

    until that happens, there is a market for hand made bags, designed with in the field experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfox90 View Post
    How does the bag hold up to the snow? Do materials inside stay dry? Thanks for posting this. Will order for my pug ASAP
    I've ridden with mine while it was snowing and havent had anything wet. I think you would have to be riding in some pretty good rain to have anything in this get wet. I dont think it would though.

    Rode yesterday for 10 miles and it was 8 degrees out... the material gets a little stiff at those temperatures but big deal. Still no flopping around or anything to bother me... I had it packed more yesterday as well. I havent put anything in the slim side pocket yet so I cant comment on that.

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    can you take a pic of the bag from the top view? I'd like to see the width of the bag.. thanks.

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    Excellent find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    until that happens, there is a market for hand made bags, designed with in the field experience.
    I agree..but as I mentioned given they ask so much for them it's an expensive mistake to make if it turns out you didn't really need/want one in the first place

    I've bought the Ibera and will see if I need a frame bag by using this one..if I do then obviously I would look for a higher quality, longer lasting product but even then only if it is going to be used more than just occasionally

    as an occasional bag I think you will have to agree $12.74 delivered is probably the best money spent within the fat bike hobby we have today

    If I do decide to get a overpriced but quality frame bag later then the ibera is cheap enough to karma it forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    can you take a pic of the bag from the top view? I'd like to see the width of the bag.. thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylus View Post

    If I do decide to get a overpriced but quality frame bag later then the ibera is cheap enough to karma it forward.
    Like I said, you get what you pay for. Overpriced is a relative term. Buy something quality once, or buy cheap stuff over and over. I've seen so many cheap Chinese products break after a couple of months use that I'd much rather buy the good stuff first. Obviously it helps to know if you really need it before you buy, but quality materials and craftsmanship do matter.
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    I imagine the paint at the attachment points will be affected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by racefit View Post
    I imagine the paint at the attachment points will be affected?
    3M adhesive film takes care of that.

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    Ibera Frame Bags

    I've been checking this bag out for a month or so and I have one dumb question. Amazon and other sites quote the dimensions Lg. 15x10x16 med 12x11x7. Which measurement is which? I think it's 15" along top tube, 10" seat tube, and 16" along long bottom side for lg size is that correct? Another site says 16x17x11 for lg.
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    I got 15.5x10.5x17 for a large measured at the pleating.

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    Is that 15.5 top tube, 10 seat tube, 16 along bottom tube? I'm pretty sure it must be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickHancock View Post
    Is that 15.5 top tube, 10 seat tube, 16 along bottom tube? I'm pretty sure it must be.
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    Yup spot on sorry! As far as the bag goes Revelate doesn't need to feel threatened, it is a ok bag for my wifes bomb around town Pugs but in no way compaires to my Revelate bag.

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    If I learn to love my $15 frame bag and some day find I need something more durable... I would now gladly shell out some dough for one of these sexy *****es...

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    Ibera top tube bag just arrived, and its way nicer than I thought it would be. Frame bag to arrive tomorrow. Psyched to put them to the test to see if I dig bag(s) on the bike. Never been a big fan of added weight on the bike, and I don't mind wearing a pack, so we'll see.

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    Has anyone tried fitting one of these to a 2012 XL 907?
    I am wondering if the curved top tube will cause problems?

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    So, after receiving both bags and mounting (or trying) them on the bike, here is my experience. The frame bag is just the slightest bit too big for a 2013 Mukluk size medium frame. It "fits", but is kind of crammed onto the downtube and the bag seems to need to go to one side or the other of the downtube to sit decently(which it doesn't). Without any velcro attachment for the bottom of the bag, I'm sure it will rub/move all over the downtube, and not sit very well. I would imagine that this bag will fit on a size larger (or bigger) Mukluk just perfectly.

    The top tube bag mounts onto the stem fine, but the velcro straps are no way near long enough to actually attach the bag to the top tube. I will figure out a way to jury rig it with some velcro "extensions", but out of the box, does not fit, and would be considered unusable. I was worried that it would sit too close to where the top and downtube are welded, but on the size medium it fits fine. I would assume on any bigger Mukluk frames, the larger "gusset" would be in the way of the forward most velcro strap. I'm not sure of that on 2013 Muks, but I doubt that the 2012 would work without some sort of extension on the stem strap due to the big gusset on the 2012.

    All in all, I'm sure the Salsa frame bag would prob fit much better, but for $3 (had a $25 amazon card) for both Ibera bags, I figured I'd give it a try. Not sure if I'll end up keeping either bag, but I'm sure a friend could make them work if I don't. I hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly H2O View Post
    So, after receiving both bags and mounting (or trying) them on the bike, here is my experience. The frame bag is just the slightest bit too big for a 2013 Mukluk size medium frame. It "fits", but is kind of crammed onto the downtube and the bag seems to need to go to one side or the other of the downtube to sit decently(which it doesn't). Without any velcro attachment for the bottom of the bag, I'm sure it will rub/move all over the downtube, and not sit very well. I would imagine that this bag will fit on a size larger (or bigger) Mukluk just perfectly.

    The top tube bag mounts onto the stem fine, but the velcro straps are no way near long enough to actually attach the bag to the top tube. I will figure out a way to jury rig it with some velcro "extensions", but out of the box, does not fit, and would be considered unusable. I was worried that it would sit too close to where the top and downtube are welded, but on the size medium it fits fine. I would assume on any bigger Mukluk frames, the larger "gusset" would be in the way of the forward most velcro strap. I'm not sure of that on 2013 Muks, but I doubt that the 2012 would work without some sort of extension on the stem strap due to the big gusset on the 2012.

    All in all, I'm sure the Salsa frame bag would prob fit much better, but for $3 (had a $25 amazon card) for both Ibera bags, I figured I'd give it a try. Not sure if I'll end up keeping either bag, but I'm sure a friend could make them work if I don't. I hope this helps!

    Just to let everyone know, the Large size bag fits almost perfectly to a 2012 Mukluk L frame. So much, that I will try to sew another velcro strap to connect to the downtube for even better securement. I know it isn't as nice as the more custom made ones, but for 10% of the price, it will do for my style of longer day trip snow riding. I was able to put the following in the main compartment: pump, multi-tool, tire levers, Surly Toob, spare thin jacket and had enough room for 4 peoples worth of snacks in the side pocket.

    In writing an email to BikePakMart, they sent me the following coupon code: BikePakThanks15 that is good for 15% off any order over $15 (expires Jan 10)

    I like them so much, I'm going to get a medium one for my wife's S Mukluk and a seatpost bag for me.

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    Nice, I've been wanting to try a frame bag to see how it works for me and I'm really liking the look of these. My big question for all frame bag users is where do you put your water when running a frame bag? Seems like the point of running a frame bag would be to get the camelback off my back but the bags in the way of the bottle mounts. Seems like it would be a PIA to have to open the bag all the time to get a drink of water. I've got a stock pugs fork and a homebrew suspension fork so no bottle mounts on the fork.

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    I'm lucky, I have a Mukluk and quite a few mounting options for water bottle cages. I guess it depends on the temperatures that you ride in. If cold enough, the best option seems to be a small (water only) camelbak inside your jacket. Before I got this frame bag, I'd do that with my big Camelbak and it was bulky under my jacket, and my back hurt after several hours of riding. If warmer, I've seen seatpost bottle mounts, and handlebar ones too. So you should be able to make it work.

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    Just wondering, which top tube bag did you get?

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    the medium Ibera frame bag looks like it leaves room for a water bottle underneath, but that would depend on the frame size I guess

    I found this bikepakmart coupon at retailmenot:

    BikePak1515 - 15% off $15 order

    haven't used it yet so I'm not sure when it expires

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojen View Post
    Just wondering, which top tube bag did you get?
    If you are asking me, I got the L. Definitely no room for a water bottle under it though. I would rather have double the capacity than the ability to carry one bottle of water though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojen View Post
    Just wondering, which top tube bag did you get?
    The Ibera All Weather top tube bag.
    Amazon.com: Ibera All Weather Bicycle Top Tube Bag: Sports & Outdoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilly H2O View Post
    Nice. Looks like a good bag for cameras or what not. I like the rain cover. I don't personally eat a lot on the trail because I'm out for short periods, so not sure on a top tube bag yet. But wow, can't beat the prices on these Ibera bags for the quality. We all want affordable (according to the other threads ) so these are a win-win.

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    I ordered 2 on wednesday, they showed up today. they seem well made- I'll report after I've used them a bit.

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    I grabbed a medium because I didn't want to ask my usual frame bag guy to make such a small bag that I might not even use due to lack of space - my frame has a severely sloped top tube.

    For the purpose of "will I like a frame bag?", yes, this fits the bill. That said, I dislike the lack of downtube strap and the flimsy fabric and zipper.

    I like my frame bag on a bigger frame made by this guy. I don't think he is well known on here.

    Definitely one of those things where I didn't understand the value until I had one in my possession - then it became worth some money.
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    A friend of mine made his own w/ velcro straps for the top tube (no seat tube attachment because it's a full susp. El Ray) and made it with a thin ALU strip inside the bottom that's drilled to attach to the down tube bottle bosses. Looks like that might work on this one too.

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    Had a ride with mine yesterday, and the forcast hit me early and dumped rain on me. Very weird being out in the woods in January on snow, with it raining and 32 degrees. Anyway, had my phone in the bag and was out for about 20 minutes back to the car. Nothing in the bag was wet.

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    being rained on while on snow is a very odd feeling indeed! I was out snowboarding for a few hours like that a while back. Not too bad though since it was near 40 degrees. Haven't ridden a bike in these conditions though, I imagine it's a bit slippery?

    I am still checking bag options for my bike and noticed that the photos changed for the Ibera frame bag! the design changed a bit, it's all black now with a bit more orange. I like that it's black, not so sure about the trimming. did anyone receive the newer version?

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