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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    Wo, Mr. Defensive! I never said I was bothered by your abnormally high post count. Just found it funny that you're calling others posers while it's apparent you spent plenty of time in front of the screen when you could've been on your bike with your 20lbs of SHTF gear in your saddle pack. See, you make assumptions, and I make assumptions--you laugh, I laugh, and life goes on. Get it? It's the internet. Your 14+ years of experience should tell you that you can't take things seriously...



    "Discussing" doesn't involve calling everyone else who doesn't agree with you "posers." Not sure who the butt hurt one here is.

    By the way, interesting that the only ones bad-mouthing these are the ones that haven't tried them. Just an observation...
    Perhaps a anger management class is in order here. ^^^^

    I never bad mouthed the strap it's personal preference. My whole point in almost all of my posts was how anyone could compare the strap to a seat pack. Not much of a comparison in terms of advantages.


    Who called everyone who didn't agree with me a poser. It certainly wasn't me.

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    It's funny to me that some refuse to use a seat bag because its not "cool". Even though it solves every problem when not using a Camelbak. I guess posing is more important than functionality.
    Which was in response only to this quote >>>

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    Hate wearing my camel back on short rides and refuse to use seat bag. Tulbag ordered ...thanks

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    ^^Your post count dosn't bother me. I called you out for trolling.
    So discussing one product over another is trolling. Who's pointing fingers now.
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    I was curious why people prefer a velcro strap to a seat bag.. And the only real reason that makes sense to me is while using a dropper post. Otherwise if you don't need your seat bottomed out, it's purely ascetic. Unless you go back to what that one dude said about it holding less and making him carry less, which I don't understand. I want to be as prepared as possible if i'm looking at a 15 mile walk out of a trail cause I didn't bring something to fix my bike.

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    ^ To me it sounds as it secures those items better, and the remaining stuff goes into your jersey pockets.
    ( I too did not like the way a saddle bag jostled around.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post

    Best not to biotch about what other's choose, instead discover what works best for you, then get out there to ride the snot out of it.!
    Well said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    ...Unless you go back to what that one dude said about it holding less and making him carry less, which I don't understand. I want to be as prepared as possible if i'm looking at a 15 mile walk out of a trail cause I didn't bring something to fix my bike...
    I think that was me you're referring to. My point was that in looking at various tools/parts in my pack, the ones mostly used are the same ones wrapped around the saddle. The other parts just have never gotten used. Maybe I don't ride hard enough, I'm lucky, whatever it may be, but knock on wood, I have never had a walk back to the car, except one time a few years ago due to a folded ring.

    Be assured, though, that when I am out in the boonies doing the White Rim trail, or attempting the Oregon Outback ride, I'll be bringing plenty of things along, including my camelbak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    ^ To me it sounds as it secures those items better, and the remaining stuff goes into your jersey pockets.
    ( I too did not like the way a saddle bag jostled around.)
    I have a few different bikes I split time on. I put some bike-specific stuff (most notably the correct tube) on each bike, and there's some other items that are common small tools and supplies that go with me on every ride regardless of bike. It's a lot easier to just throw the Tul Bag in a jersey pocket than it is to swap the saddle bag to another bike, or to remove all the items from one saddle bag and transfer to another saddle bag.

    The stuff that goes in the Tul Bag is small, very light, not even noticed once I stuff it in my jersey. The Tul Bag is relatively cheap, and for that small outlay I get something that waterproof, super-durable, and has a nice grippy side so that it stays totally stable in my jersey pocket with almost no chance of bouncing out. The Tul Bag in jersey pocket plus bottles on bike is a much better scenario for me for keeping cool and ventilated than wearing a pack.

    That being said, I have a couple of packs, a few seat bags, and straps too. I use any combination of them that fits my needs if the amount of gear or water I need to bring on a given ride warrants it. They're all useful in their own way at different times.

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    I was curious why people prefer a velcro strap to a seat bag.. And the only real reason that makes sense to me is while using a dropper post.
    Yep, as I've posted a couple of times the seat bag inhibits the action of my dropper post, if I bundle up the bag's contents and attachment points securely enough that it doesn't rattle or shift around.
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    Troll here asking permission to chime in.
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    You can chime in.. As long as you agree with the masses

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Troll here asking permission to chime in.
    Hey, I'm only a moderator for one of the regional subforums. I have no special powers in General, so no need to tipsy toe around me. Back on topic though, it's not as if I don't know my options, having extensively used all. I wear the proverbial big boy pants with respect to decisions about my gear regardless of whether you think I've adequately justified my reasons and choices. It doesn't bother my that you may make different choices for yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Hey, I'm only a moderator for one of the regional subforums. I have no special powers in General, so no need to tipsy toe around me. Back on topic though, it's not as if I don't know my options, having extensively used all. I wear the proverbial big boy pants with respect to decisions about my gear regardless of whether you think I've adequately justified my reasons and choices. It doesn't bother my that you may make different choices for yourself.
    Going off the deep end again I see.


    I'm thinking of getting one of these Awesome Straps just to carry my PB&J sammage. And then I'll have more room in my jersey pockets for all my important stuff like tools and such. Or I could just get a seat pack band keep all of the above in and be weight free with my jersey. Which is really the point of getting away from a Camelbak in the first place.

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    have one on my hardtail. Tube, 2 CO2s, and a tire lever/chain tool combo strapped on. Never lost a thing after a year and a half of riding Pisgah gnar...on a hardtail. I bent a rim hitting square edge rocks but didnt lose my strap's contents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Going off the deep end again I see.
    Ya, reverse 3 1/2 right off the ten meter platform. I can do those in my sleep.

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I'm thinking of getting one of these Awesome Straps just to carry my PB&J sammage. And then I'll have more room in my jersey pockets for all my important stuff like tools and such. Or I could just get a seat pack band keep all of the above in and be weight free with my jersey. Which is really the point of getting away from a Camelbak in the first place.
    After reviewing this thread I've come full circle. I'm just going to ride nekkid and store my sandwich in my ass crack until it's munchie time. Don't believe me? I've seen it done, with pics even (NSFW unfortunately).
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    Julie London - Cry Me A River (BEST version on YouTube).avi

    This was right after I had a breakdown using my strap and all I had was enough tools to fill my tire that was already full. I didn't have a chain breaker or extra chain links or a sandwich to eat while waiting for help to arrive.
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    Are Strap-Ons making a comeback?

    Note: Wedgie packs can take several pounds off a persons back, which makes a big difference on a long ride. Or if you have a aging or bad back.
    People that say Wedgei Packs are not cool, are racist...
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    Geez. 9 pages on gear to carry your gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Geez. 9 pages on gear to carry your gear.
    Hey this is important business. Next threads going to be on water bottles versus Camelbaks. "The Bladder Wars"
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Strap Life *****es!
    BR is going to wonder why their web site traffic has likely gone through the roof recently. This thread has some serious legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    BR is going to wonder why their web site traffic has likely gone through the roof recently. This thread has some serious legs.
    Lol, I was thinking the same thing. I never heard of BR until this thread came along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    BR is going to wonder why their web site traffic has likely gone through the roof recently. This thread has some serious legs.
    That explains why lot of the products are sold out.

    Maybe DJ and ou2 secretly bought some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phsycle View Post
    That explains why lot of the products are sold out.

    Maybe DJ and ou2 secretly bought some.
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    Re: Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    I have a few different bikes I split time on. I put some bike-specific stuff (most notably the correct tube) on each bike, and there's some other items that are common small tools and supplies that go with me on every ride regardless of bike. It's a lot easier to just throw the Tul Bag in a jersey pocket than it is to swap the saddle bag to another bike, or to remove all the items from one saddle bag and transfer to another saddle bag.

    The stuff that goes in the Tul Bag is small, very light, not even noticed once I stuff it in my jersey. The Tul Bag is relatively cheap, and for that small outlay I get something that waterproof, super-durable, and has a nice grippy side so that it stays totally stable in my jersey pocket with almost no chance of bouncing out. The Tul Bag in jersey pocket plus bottles on bike is a much better scenario for me for keeping cool and ventilated than wearing a pack.

    That being said, I have a couple of packs, a few seat bags, and straps too. I use any combination of them that fits my needs if the amount of gear or water I need to bring on a given ride warrants it. They're all useful in their own way at different times.



    Yep, as I've posted a couple of times the seat bag inhibits the action of my dropper post, if I bundle up the bag's contents and attachment points securely enough that it doesn't rattle or shift around.
    Exactly. Also..using a race-fit jersey that isn't too baggy helps keep things in your pickets nice and snug. I don't even notice my Tul Bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Exactly. Also..using a race-fit jersey that isn't too baggy helps keep things in your pickets nice and snug. I don't even notice my Tul Bag.
    What ever happened to a weight free jersey without a Camelbak. Freedom brother freedom that's what it's all about. The beauty of going without a Camelbak is having the freedom to move around unhindered. Nothing in the jersey pockets secures this feeling. Hence / a seat pack that everything fits into.
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    Re: Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!

    Maybe I am biased for BR...
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    Re: Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    What ever happened to a weight free jersey without a Camelbak. Freedom brother freedom that's what it's all about. The beauty of going without a Camelbak is having the freedom to move around unhindered. Nothing in the jersey pockets secures this feeling. Hence / a seat pack that everything fits into.
    It's a compromise. ..much lighter than a hydration pack and your bike isn't as heavy as using a packed seat bag.
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    Re: Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!

    Hell...even my 10 year old is on board with the strap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    My work is done here.
    On the contrary, I think you are just starting to hit your stride here. BR would like to present you with their 2014 lifetime achievement award, in recognition of your efforts to keep this thread about velcro at or near the top of the topic list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    On the contrary, I think you are just starting to hit your stride here. BR would like to present you with their 2014 lifetime achievement award, in recognition of your efforts to keep this thread about velcro at or near the top of the topic list.
    Alright then onward and upward we shall go.
    My new "Awkward Strap" should be hitting the shelves at a bike shop near you late 2015'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Alright then onward and upward we shall go.
    My new "Awkward Strap" should be hitting the shelves at a bike shop near you late 2015'.
    Seems legit to try to use natural materials as much as possible instead of brewing up petroleum-based materials. Nice idea. Maybe BR will come out with a special anniversary leather edition awesome strap?
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    Welp, just because you guys have kept this thread going for so long...I finally submitted today and ordered one. I hope your satisfied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    Good luck! Everyone should buy one!

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    You're gonna look so cool and your dropper post is gonna work so well lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    You're gonna look so cool and your dropper post is gonna work so well lol

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    Ok, I hate to inject safety into this discussion.

    I'm a minimalist, and I usually ride with just a, gasp, "snugged up, rattle free" saddle/seat bag on my SS... beg a pump if I need it from friends.... I use a backpack if it's Tahoe or extended or winter or riding my Ibis with no bottle cages...

    But a silly pedal strike at speed last year sent me cartwheeling down the dark 9PM trail, I landed on my Osprey Raptor 10 and still shattered my collarbone, brutal 7 mile ride out, both lights blinking red.

    I try not to picture this scene without my backpack, or WITH tool-kit/battery/metal bits in my jersey pockets, strategically placed over my spine, just saying....




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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    You're gonna look so cool and your dropper post is gonna work so well lol
    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The planets will once again all line up.
    Friends and family will suddenly ask you if you've been working out. Random strangers on the street may offer you (even more) casual sexual encounters (the free kind). Fame and fortune are just a strap away.
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    Re: Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Perhaps a anger management class is in order here. ^^^^

    I never bad mouthed the strap it's personal preference. My whole point in almost all of my posts was how anyone could compare the strap to a seat pack. Not much of a comparison in terms of advantages.


    Who called everyone who didn't agree with me a poser. It certainly wasn't me.

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    Which was in response only to this quote >>>






    So discussing one product over another is trolling. Who's pointing fingers now.
    I didn't even buy the strap, i just wanted the little tulbag for phone and keys etc...some trails i ride are 4 miles loops, not epic journeys....just want some organization to Jersey pockets. Plus i am also a roadie so no saddle bags...it's the rules. I do begrudgingly use my camel back on epic rides...i just don't prefer it.

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    To summarize (I am sure this will be highly controversial):

    Strap:
    Great if you are trying to do something different to get away from traditional seat bags/hydration packs. Lots of fashion choices with colors. Will collect dirt if you ride in muddy conditions, Tube Tarp helps with this but doesn’t eliminate it. Need to ensure your tube isn’t damaged if you don’t use it for long periods (tubeless). Keeps the bits on your bike to a minimum. Very secure. Won’t rub on your legs. Best for just the tube, lever, and CO2. Will need to keep other tools/small bits in Tul Bag and store in your jersey pocket – this is likely the stuff that you would need quick access to. Need to wear traditional cycling jerseys with 3-pockets for optimal strap usage. This is very small/light/not-noticeable and does not feel in anyway like wearing a pack. Newest Race 3 strap v. easy to install/remove and can be switched between bikes as easily as a bag. Must take time to pack the strap before installation (tightly roll tube). Not for kitchen sink type riders or those that travel miles from civilization.

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    Great if you want everything in one place and on the bike. If you use too large of a bag it is going to move around which is annoying or could rub on your legs so best to use the smaller bags that can be tightened down and sit fully under the seat. Can just shove things in but for smaller bags, you will still need to pack tube like you do with the strap. Easier to get things in/out of (that would be carried in strap). Easy to switch between bikes. Need to check your gear periodically to makes sure tube isn’t damaged from tools rubbing against it.

    Just ordered two more straps (Tube Tourniquet and Camrat) in the hi-viz variety just because...$20..big spender!
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    Well I was going to order a another tulbag, fonbag and a couple more straps but looks like the thread has made them sell out half there stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    Yes, it may tweak my shoulders & make me sweaty, yet when I fall,
    often it saves my boney azz, and when shiite really hits the fan, usually I've got the right part to fix your bike.
    What's (moderately) interesting is that I cover a lot of the same bases without a pack. Yeah, I don't carry trail tools, but I still have a lot of the same stuff; Allen wrenches, patches, spoke wrench, tire boot, tube, tire lever, Gorilla tape, chain tool, chainring bolt, money, patches, CO2, pump, tire plug (as opposed to carrying a bottle of Stan's)... in the case of bigger adventures I'll add a knife, spare brake pads, lighter, cycling cap/knee & arm warmers and a water filter. I don't bother with spokes, but I've only broken one Industry Nine spoke since 2006 (put my knee through the wheel)... and I didn't know until long after the ride was over.

    Different strokes for different folks. I just strap excess/spare clothes wherever.



    That photo is from The Whole Enchilada, no pack all day long.

    The Sawyer water filter rolls up tight and is easy to carry/use. Riding most of my bigger rides in Pisgah (land of a billion waterfalls), filters are a lot easier for me than carrying 100oz on my back.



    Glad I looked at your photo closer. I didn't realize those were spokes at first.
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    ^ No, a $2 rain poncho/ shelter. Now realize that there's much to be said for the BA strap, and TUL bag, and will soon try them for normal rides.

    What bottle cage do you use that actually hold bottles?

    When solo, and remote, I've learned to carry all this stuff. (except the trail tools, which I add for my local trails.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post
    What bottle cage do you use that actually hold bottles?
    If the trail gets rough enough, dropping bottles is always a risk. I've never encountered a cage that's impossible to lose a bottle from. However, my picks are below for making it much less likely (than other cages I've used) for losing bottles.

    Value category; Cateye BC-100

    "Open" category ; King Ti

    The Cateye kills it for the price, but if money is no object the King Ti cage is so elegant and functional at the same time. Buy once, use forever, as opposed to ALum cages that you will have to replace periodically as they fatigue and loosen or break.
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    It may be time for the bottle vs. pack thread...and see how high the post count goes!
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    You can save 2 whole grams with This. And it's rain proof.

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    Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!

    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    It may be time for the bottle vs. pack thread...and see how high the post count goes!
    Not a contest y'know. :P

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    As far as cages, I use 1 King Ti, and all the other bikes use the thinner gauge stainless steel. I hate alum cages. They look like chit in no time. They also scoff up the bottles much faster. In contrast, the stainless look new just about forever. And DO last forever otherwise. And they aren't any heavier(much thinner gauge because its stronger) either, at least nothing to speak of. I've never lost a bottle from any metal cage. That covers several 12 hour solo's, Pisgah, countless XC races, ORAMM, whatever. Never. Only once 'ever, and that was during a rough XC race using a roadie carbon cage(which sucked for offroad).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyin_W View Post

    What bottle cage do you use that actually hold bottles?
    I've lost bottles with the Rib Cage and the side-loading Z Cages I use now. Heavily considering using the King ti... at least on my race bike. So far, laziness and apathy stand in the way of the purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman View Post
    As far as cages, I use 1 King Ti, and all the other bikes use the thinner gauge stainless steel.

    What brand stainless? My Blackburns couldn't handle washboards. Even when I bent them tighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    What brand stainless? My Blackburns couldn't handle washboards. Even when I bent them tighter.
    lol ..the one I pic'd above is a Blackburn. Oh well. To be honest, off hand I can't remember most of them, besides it and a reg ol common Delta. I've had them all for so long(since they last forever) I don't know without going out to the bike shop and looking. Even the Blackburn I pic'd above, I'd gotten 5-6 yrs ago and was hang'n on the garage wall until recently.

    This is the Delta..

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    Used it since about 05-ish(and is still mounted as I type this) on an dedicated race 26 HT with a relatively harsh 80mm Fox X (brain) -fork. It also did ORAMM. Never lost a bottle out of it. I like its design since its somewhat easier to use then the more common bend.

    I'm pissed off about my King ti, because the bike its currently mounted onto(03 XC 26" Intense Spider), won't come off.. so I could then transfer it to the new 29 race bike. Meaning the 'inside the frame' nut thingies are hopelessly spinning inside the frame...not letting the 2 mount bolts loosen. May have to cut the bolts off somehow..which are titanium also. But then that frame will be ruined forever for mounting another cage onto it. The horror.
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    You know what scares the crap out of me. This unsightly mess protruding from under my seat. Sure great for some groomed smooth trails but roll it through tome tech and see if it's all still there set the end. Just saying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Sure great for some groomed smooth trails but roll it through tome tech and see if it's all still there set the end. Just saying!
    I've lost an entire seat bag before on the trail (just the one time). Time will tell with the BR strap, but for the life of me I can't comprehend how anything would fall or slip out. I realize that sounds counterintuitive, but for anyone that uses one they'd see pretty quickly why it's not like just using a regular velcro strap. The rougher the terrain, the more confident I'd be that the BR strap and the contents it's holding would still be attached to my bike, versus a seat bag.
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    It will not fall out period.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    I've lost an entire seat bag before on the trail (just the one time). Time will tell with the BR strap, but for the life of me I can't comprehend how anything would fall or slip out. I realize that sounds counterintuitive, but for anyone that uses one they'd see pretty quickly why it's not like just using a regular velcro strap. The rougher the terrain, the more confident I'd be that the BR strap and the contents it's holding would still be attached to my bike, versus a seat bag.

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    It will not fall out period.

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    This.
    Hmmm still not convinced. In order for all to stay in tact and secure the load needs to be all of similar size so it can be tightened down tight. What happens when you add a PB&J sammage. It squishes down and becomes lose that's what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Use Specy Rib Cage..never lost a bottle.
    I keep meaning to buy the ribcage but I've only lost a bottle once with my cheapo performancebike cages, into huge POak bush of course.

    I ride a fairly "cush" steel rigid SS on a lot of rocky trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    I keep meaning to buy the ribcage but I've only lost a bottle once with my cheapo performancebike cages, into huge POak bush of course.....

    I ride a fairly "cush" steel rigid SS on a lot of rocky trails....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Hmmm still not convinced. In order for all to stay in tact and secure the load needs to be all of similar size so it can be tightened down tight. What happens when you add a PB&J sammage. It squishes down and becomes lose that's what happens.
    No no no. Since the strap holds all the main bigger items, that frees up ones jersey pockets for said PBJ.
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    Hmmm still not convinced. In order for all to stay in tact and secure the load needs to be all of similar size so it can be tightened down tight. What happens when you add a PB&J sammage. It squishes down and becomes lose that's what happens.
    So the fact that everyone who owns one reports that stuff stays in place doesnt convince you? think we're done here.

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    So the fact that everyone who owns one reports that stuff stays in place doesnt convince you? think we're done here.
    The boss has spoken please refrain from anymore discussion in the discussion forum.
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    As far as the awesome strap not holding all the comforts needed for long rides. I suppose one could strap anything and everything to all parts of the bike and ride forever. Who's to say the under the seat method has to be the only method. Who knows maybe this look will become the new and improved "cool kid" look.
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    Just got a Backcountry Awesome strap!-image.jpg
    My awesome strap not nearly as neat and tidy as others. I better only ride smooth trails or else it will all fall out!

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    My awesome strap not nearly as neat and tidy as others. I better only ride smooth trails or else it will all fall out!
    Which brings me to another problem with this strap. You have to bundle it up in a neat and tidy roll of goodies every time. Sounds like a pain in the ass to me. With a seat bag you just throw everything in and ride on. Just saying...again. Anybody care to tell me the advantage of this time consuming chore.
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    Can someone make a Youtube video of the bundling up of all the goodies into a tiny bundle then strap it to the bike please. Maybe first stop and unstrap it and then take everything apart then re-bundle it up and strap it back up to the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    As far as the awesome strap not holding all the comforts needed for long rides. I suppose one could strap anything and everything to all parts of the bike and ride forever. Who's to say the under the seat method has to be the only method. Who knows maybe this look will become the new and improved "cool kid" look.
    Now you're talking. I have done exactly that for some rides, sometimes even in conjunction with a pack so that I can take some weight off my (bad) back.

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Which brings me to another problem with this strap. You have to bundle it up in a neat and tidy roll of goodies every time. Sounds like a pain in the ass to me. With a seat bag you just throw everything in and ride on. Just saying...again. Anybody care to tell me the advantage of this time consuming chore.
    Yes, must take me at least a couple of hours every time I want to get something in or out of the strap. No, seriously now I like junk to be organized for easy access no matter how it's stored or carried whether it's strap, bag, or pack. There's no material difference in time for me to use any of the above. Sometimes even less for the strap, because I can see exactly where the item I need is, instead of hunting around for it in a large volume storage device or trying to figure out why something isn't in the pocket I think it should be in. Another win for the strap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Now you're talking. I have done exactly that for some rides, sometimes even in conjunction with a pack so that I can take some weight off my (bad) back.



    Yes, must take me at least a couple of hours every time I want to get something in or out of the strap. No, seriously now I like junk to be organized for easy access no matter how it's stored or carried whether it's strap, bag, or pack. There's no material difference in time for me to use any of the above. Sometimes even less for the strap, because I can see exactly where the item I need is, instead of hunting around for it in a large volume storage device or trying to figure out why something isn't in the pocket I think it should be in. Another win for the strap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Can someone make a Youtube video of the bundling up of all the goodies into a tiny bundle then strap it to the bike please. Maybe first stop and unstrap it and then take everything apart then re-bundle it up and strap it back up to the bike.
    The video(s) already exist, even linked in this thread probably although I can't be bothered to go back and find it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    The video(s) already exist, even linked in this thread probably although I can't be bothered to go back and find it for you.
    Nor am I are you sure? I haven't seen any. I'll check scroll through later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nor am I are you sure? I haven't seen any. I'll check scroll through later.
    BR has their own video, and the "Dick" a.k.a. Mr. $0.03 per mtbr post, I'm sure also has his own vid. All done at a nice slow instructional speed for strap newbies.
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    I can definitely see using the strap and tube tarp on my road bike. For the fat-tire bike, the tulbag might be necessary to hold stuff that's small and/or easily lost.
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    Seat bags reminds me of minivans. Practical, but...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matw View Post
    Seat bags reminds me of minivans. Practical, but...
    For some reason the term..."my little purse"..comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    I keep meaning to buy the ribcage but I've only lost a bottle once with my cheapo performancebike cages, into huge POak bush of course.

    I ride a fairly "cush" steel rigid SS on a lot of rocky trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Can someone make a Youtube video of the bundling up of all the goodies into a tiny bundle then strap it to the bike please. Maybe first stop and unstrap it and then take everything apart then re-bundle it up and strap it back up to the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    BR has their own video, and the "Dick" a.k.a. Mr. $0.03 per mtbr post, I'm sure also has his own vid. All done at a nice slow instructional speed for strap newbies.
    I don't think anyone has made a video of the newest iteration...stay tuned...I am on this!
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    Video...by popular demand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Video...by popular demand!

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    That was great I mean awesome. I guess its not as bad as I thought. Still not a fan of carying anything in my Jersey. So seeing how the strap doesn't carry enough goods I'm looking into a seat pack. Great job on the video TiGio.
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    Again...not for everyone but a very secure way to carry a tube etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman View Post
    For some reason the term..."my little purse"..comes to mind.
    *cough* That's a European Men's Handbag, thank you very much *cough*
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
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    LO double L. Well done sir.

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    OK, I'm sold! You're hired, maybe $0.04 a post?

    Unadvertised bonus, it seems to come with a "boot" in case you have a sidewall tear..

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    Hahaha can you go over the tube tarp insertion again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ou2mame View Post
    Hahaha can you go over the tube tarp insertion again?
    Me too. I think I need that broken down into more steps and maybe shown in slo-mo so I that can follow along and take notes.

    For the tarp-challenged there's no requirement to use one. Many people just load up the bare tube to the strap, although I personally prefer to use the tarp so that in the event I need to use it I'm not installing a tube with lots of grit on it that might wear through it during use inside the tire.
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    So I'm a little late to the party, like normal. I've read every single post in this thread.
    I have to admit, I don't get it.

    You are paying how much for this crappy little strap? And an extra bag to carry your tools in?

    This strap isn't new technology. I was using straps to fasten tubes and tire levers under my saddle back in the late 80's. Of course we didn't have some fancy strap made just for it. We used toe clip straps. Everybody had a few old worn out straps kicking around. they were a dime a dozen. Just fasten a tube, tire levers and multi-tool under the saddle with a spare toe strap. I never lost a thing using toe straps.

    As for your loose small parts, I use a Thomson stem bag. They come with new stems. Most bike shops will have one or two kicking around they can give you. The stem bags drop into a jersey pocket easily and it makes transferring the tools into my Camelback for longer rides a breeze. I gave a Thomson seatpost bag to my wife for her knitting needles. She loves it.

    Don't have extra toe straps sitting around?
    They are still available, and most of them come in pairs for less money than the awesome strap.
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    Have to agree to disagree. I've used various generic straps and ties also. The purpose-built BR strap works better. I wouldn't pay hundreds of dollars more for it, but we're talking a few dollars and really I don't even think twice about a difference of a few dollars if it's something that's going to work better for my riding.

    People blow that much every time they get a latte that's done the hatch as a one shot deal. I will get years of use and hundreds of rides out of the BR gear. Few extra bucks? Meh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Can someone make a Youtube video of the bundling up of all the goodies into a tiny bundle then strap it to the bike please.
    I already did that.... not as entertaining a Adam's video though.


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    Anyone here experimented with the Awesome Strap during sexual activities? Do share the details, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Anyone here experimented with the Awesome Strap during sexual activities? Do share the details, please.
    I'm sure there are several Awesome Strap bandwagon types in this very thread that have at the very least thought about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    I already did that.... not as entertaining a Adam's video though.


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    I don't know dicky your vid was quite informative but lacking a bit of attitude like TiGeos. I think I may have induced that attitude in him a slight bit prior to production.

    After seeing these vids I must agree it is quite awesome. Unfortunately the Multi Tool and the PB&J sammage didn't make the trip.
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    I'm glad that we finally got DIRTJUNKIE over on our side, hehe Great video, Tigeo!

    Again, I feel that a lot of the strap haters here in this tread seem to miss the basic point of the strap: It is not for everyone. Riding style/location/level of "living on the edge"-ness all factor in.

    Just like you dont take you Mazda Miata on a long weekend camping trip into the bush you dont take your Toyota Landcruiser onto the track.

    Om my local trails I'm never more than 4-5 miles away from the trailhead (at the bottom of the hill). Strap + hydration bottle (nothing else) is perfect here. When I go on longer backcountry research (hehe) rides into the national park close by I always bring my hydration pack with extra tools and water (strap stays on the bike always).

    ALL POWER TO THE STRAP!

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    Second video in my collection...how to use the Tul Bag and other such matters...hope this will clear up some of the confusion on this subject. Enjoy!

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    Great video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matw View Post
    I'm glad that we finally got DIRTJUNKIE over on our side, hehe Great video, Tigeo!

    Again, I feel that a lot of the strap haters here in this tread seem to miss the basic point of the strap: It is not for everyone. Riding style/location/level of "living on the edge"-ness all factor in.

    Just like you dont take you Mazda Miata on a long weekend camping trip into the bush you dont take your Toyota Landcruiser onto the track.

    Om my local trails I'm never more than 4-5 miles away from the trailhead (at the bottom of the hill). Strap + hydration bottle (nothing else) is perfect here. When I go on longer backcountry research (hehe) rides into the national park close by I always bring my hydration pack with extra tools and water (strap stays on the bike always).

    ALL POWER TO THE STRAP!
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    We used toe clip straps.
    I didn't wade through the entire thread, but yeah. Toe clip straps were old school road and then mtn biking racer cred in the day. You saved all that weight by eliminating a seat bag and showed everyone you were badazz!

    I can see the advantage from a minimalist perspective, but not from a practical one. Muddy rides anyone?

    I still use one of my old and free toe clip straps to cinch the crap out of my big touring seat bag. Big bag, holds lots of stuff, I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiGeo View Post
    Video...by popular demand!

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    Lol, that was funny as hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryman View Post

    I can see the advantage from a minimalist perspective, but not from a practical one. Muddy rides anyone?
    This question keeps coming up, so here's what I had to say about that back in 2009 (before they started making the TUBE TARP

    It's an older version of the strap, but the concept is the same.

    Bad Idea Racing: Awesome Strap VS The Mud Man







    Keep in mind, I wasn't getting as much mud as I wanted on it for testing purposes, so I actually stopped and packed it on by hand.

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    Lol, check Backcountry Research - Makers of the AWESOME STRAPS

    "as seen on mtbr" and "the thread that just wont die".

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    15% off? That's an attractive offer, not that I need it or think it's a great solution but I'm a little concerned that my trans-it saddle bag is making my ass look fat...

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    Lol, check Backcountry Research - Makers of the AWESOME STRAPS

    "as seen on mtbr" and "the thread that just wont die".

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