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    Under Seat Pack or Bag

    Wow there are alot to choose from out there.
    The one I currently have is way old and it's just an open pack with only one hold down elastic strap inside. So my junk wiggles around everywere.
    I want to carry tools, flat repair items, gloves, etc...

    Please post up your favorite under seat pack name (so I can google it) and a pic if you have one please :-)
    Here are a few that "look" good to me:
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    Avenir Bigmouth Velcro Seat Bag



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    Topeak all the way!. I have used a bell, It failed causing me to lose the contents on the trail. I was told i was the only person to ever have that happen. well a few days ago my Bell pump fell off its mount and got lost on the trail too so... lol. My friend has a giant brand bag and it seems to work well. What I love about the topeak is the ease of install and removal with the quick release setup. Gonna lock up the bike on your bike rack and run into a store? 1 click and the bag goes inside with ya with no need to play with straps. velcro only setups just seem to bounce around too much on the trail too.
    I believe my bag to be the small wedge pack. Fits a 29er tube, topeak alienII tool, keys, and iphone.
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    I use the exact Avenir you listed. I wish it were bigger, but the quality is excellent.

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    Check out the Sette bags on pricepoint. Different sizes and low cost. Good quality bags. Quick release also.
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    Re: Under Seat Pack or Bag

    I have the (large) timbuk2 under seat bag. I don't really use it much anymore since I filled up my camelbak. It's nice for easy trail outings or neighborhood rides with the wife though.

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    i had two bells, zippers on both failed, use a camelpak type bag now

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    I like the under-seat bags that clip on and off. I used to use a Topeak on my mtn bike...


    ... and it worked great. My new bike has a Fizik saddle. Fizik saddles have a built-in clip for their bags, e.g. pop out the logo/badge and the Fizik saddle snaps in...


    I've used this style for a few years. Whether it's on the road or the trail, it's nice to have the bag off the bike - not unzipped, sideways ('cause the bike is laying down), dumping the contents into the leaves, grass... It's also nice to pop off the bag when putting the bike in the work stand, washing the bike...
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    Thanks ALL!! ..clip on / off is an interesting ider, thanks.
    Gonna head to a LBS and poke around and their enventory...
    Thanks for your time
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    I've had 2 topeak "clip" style bags break at the clip. Not from impact! I really like their bags, so I use the traditional Velcro style.

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    I have tried bags from other companies, but I find myself always returning to what I consider a standard in bags: Jandd Mountaineering. They have several options for under the seat. I recently retired a Mountain Wedge pack that I purchased in the early 90's. It survived a LOT of use over those years on several bikes, with a LOT of items stuffed into it without a single zipper or seam failure. I only retired it because the gray cordura nylon was really stained and dirty and the inner plastic stiffener was finally starting to let it get floppy and loose...which was understandable after 20+ years of use.

    Currently I use a Mini Mountain Wedge, a Mountain Wedge 1, a Mountain Wedge Expandable, and a Mountain Wedge III. They all do what they are supposed to do without letting you know they are even there when riding...which is what you want in a seat pack. They are stable and strong.

    You can find Jandd bags at dealers all over the US or you can purchase direct. Keep an eye on their sale items page, as they deeply discount stuff all the time.

    They stand behind their products really well, with really great warranty (like you would need it!) service, and they also sell spare small parts.
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    Topeak Aero Wedge, I have the small I think (might be medium, don't remember off the top of my head).

    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    I've had 2 topeak "clip" style bags break at the clip. Not from impact! I really like their bags, so I use the traditional Velcro style.
    Mine is the strap style too, and no problems in a couple of seasons of riding. I looked at the clip bags in the LBS and had the impression that the clip would break. Looks like my fears panned out.

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    I've used the Avenir big mouth for almost 2 years with no issues. i am thinking about swapping it out for one that attaches to the frame and stem so it's upfront.

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    Under Seat Pack or Bag

    The Topeak's been on the mtn bike for 4 years without issue; the Fizik's been on there for about 15,000 miles... okay, those are road miles and just a bit smoother than mtb miles ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    I have tried bags from other companies, but I find myself always returning to what I consider a standard in bags: Jandd Mountaineering. They have several options for under the seat.

    They stand behind their products really well, with really great warranty (like you would need it!) service, and they also sell spare small parts.
    This ^^^^^

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    Ohhhhh JANDD looking good me liky THANKS..gonna go brows for a bit..
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    Under Seat Pack or Bag

    Anyone tried the new Lezyne underseat clip it? I was looking at it yesterday at the LBS and the clips look sturdier than the topeak that I have been using.

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    I used to have that Topeak Aero Wedge, but for some reason I could never get it to sit right under my old model WTB Pure V saddle, lost it a couple times on the trail. Then I started carrying a hydration pack and I definitely prefer it to the seat pack, even with the brutal humidity and heat we have in the summers.

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    Topeak FTW!! I have been using them for years, they are great..

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    Check out Banjo Bros. They have really nice quality stuff and the price is right. I use their mini seat bag on my road bike.

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    Personally I hate saddle bags. I stick all of my flat stuff in a quart sized ziploc and it goes into my center jersey pocket.

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    Cool...man!! I can put a six pack in here for easy rides next to the river
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    Thanks cool stuff there too
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    Another vote for Jandd. Mini mountain wedge fits 2 - 26" tubes, multi tool, zip ties, CO2 gun and spare cartridges, car keys, patch kit, etc. and has a cinch strap with clip to keep stuff from rattling. I wore out the Velcro strap that goes around the seat post on both of these after about 5 years with each one, but aside from that I have been very happy with these.

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    Personally, I can't stand the rattling sounds the tools make as you careen down the trail when using a seat bag.
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    I think the idea is to pack yer tools and such so they don't rattle..rubber bands..cloth.. all kinds of sound damping you can do...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Personally, I can't stand the rattling sounds the tools make as you careen down the trail when using a seat bag.
    Simple way to stop that is just throw an old ripped part of a t-shirt in there, squash it in, its no weight and it stops everything moving n rattling round.
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