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    need a good mtb bag for parts/accessories/gear

    I participate in several different sports/hobbies and I like to have a specific bag for each sport. Usually some type of black nylon bag with compartments/pockets to store parts/accessories/gear. Can you recommend any good mtb-specific bags?

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    MAXXIS tire bag. Be sure to get on the waiting list quick.

    https://forums.mtbr.com/general-disc...s-1095412.html
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I have one of these.
    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...ender-Gear-Bag For the price you really can't beat it. I keep my full face helmet in here as well as my regular trail helmet; my clipless shoes and my flat pedal shoes, elbow pads, knee pads, camelback, gloves, goggles, sunglasses, shock pump, tire tools, allen keys, chain lube, clean towel, etc. Everything I might need for a ride is in there so I can just grab it and go.

    For a moto bag it's on the small side, but it's plenty large for a mtb bag. I also keep my goggles, riding sunglasses, kneepads, elbowpads, gloves, windbreaker, and HRM straps inside a Fly Racing Goggle Garage case to keep things a bit more tidy.

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    Mountainsmith Bike Cube. I learned about this bag from someone here, and it's turned out to be my favorite bag. Not too small, not too big.

    REI is sold out, but they provide a good description: https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/produ...mith-bike-cube

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    Yeah, that AXO's a nice bag at a good price. Plus, it's available in varying colors so you can have a different color for each sport.

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    I know you specifically mentioned bags with compartments, but you may want to throw milk crates into the mix for consideration. They're super versatile and cheap. They work really well in cars, if that's part of the equation. You can easily put a tray (or even small nylon bags) for smaller items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctxcrossx View Post
    I know you specifically mentioned bags with compartments, but you may want to throw milk crates into the mix for consideration. They're super versatile and cheap. They work really well in cars, if that's part of the equation. You can easily put a tray (or even small nylon bags) for smaller items.
    Cheap? Cheap?!?

    I saw one in a store the other day marked at $20 fricking dollars! I thought to myself, who's going to actually pay 20 bucks for something they could easily get for *coff* free??

    Oh. HD has them for $7. https://www.homedepot.com/p/GSC-Tech...-002/204793156

    These are pretty awesome, too. https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-12-G...-207207157-_-N

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    +1 on cheap/free milk crates. Not a lot of volume, but I don't have a lot of armor or a FF helmet to deal with.
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    The Mountainsmith Bike Cube looks decent but it's sold out everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    The Mountainsmith Bike Cube looks decent but it's sold out everywhere
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mountainsmi...g/143094202068

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    Thanks for the url but I'm not a fan of used merchandise

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    That's used. Not even sure it's the same model. Hard to tell by the way they have it set up for the pic.

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    Lots of good bags, but I recommend not getting a bag with black interior and pockets, as it tough to see and find stuff in them.
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Lots of good bags, but I recommend not getting a bag with black interior and pockets, as it tough to see and find stuff in them.
    I got several light bulbs from an Easy-Bake oven, mounted them to the 'walls' of the bag, hooked it up to the car electrical. Takes up room, but man, I've become real popular after I cooked a pig in there and had apres-ride eats for the gang after a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    +1 on cheap/free milk crates. Not a lot of volume, but I don't have a lot of armor or a FF helmet to deal with.
    Yep, perfect and free.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    The Mountainsmith Bike Cube looks decent but it's sold out everywhere
    Amazing.

    need a good mtb bag for parts/accessories/gear-cube.jpg

    (also. coupon code "CMC25" will get you 25% off)

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    How about a ski/snowboard boot bag? Waterproof lining for after a sloppy ride.

    $20: https://www.amazon.com/WSD-Single-Sk...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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    I use an adidas soccer bag, since I no longer play soccer at a level that requires hauling gear around. mesh shoe pocket. mesh pocket intended for a soccer ball works great for helmets. fits what I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by og-mtb View Post
    Amazing.

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    (also. coupon code "CMC25" will get you 25% off)
    That's different than mine, mine's a Bike Cube, not a Cycle Cube.

    I know, I know, but it is a different model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    That's different than mine, mine's a Bike Cube, not a Cycle Cube.

    I know, I know, but it is a different model.
    It's the newest version.

    Discontinued version 15″ x 15″ x 15″
    New version 15" x 17.5" x 11.25"

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    Quote Originally Posted by og-mtb View Post
    It's the newest version.

    Discontinued version 15″ x 15″ x 15″
    New version 15" x 17.5" x 11.25"
    New and improved, at twice the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Cheap? Cheap?!?

    I saw one in a store the other day marked at $20 fricking dollars! I thought to myself, who's going to actually pay 20 bucks for something they could easily get for *coff* free??

    Oh. HD has them for $7. https://www.homedepot.com/p/GSC-Tech...-002/204793156

    These are pretty awesome, too. https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-12-G...-207207157-_-N

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    Lol...I just bought a collapse-able bin from Costco for 6.50.

    Gear bags just get nasty after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    New and improved, at twice the price!
    And not even a proper cube...

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    "Cycling Specific" usually entails at least a 70% markup compared to non cycling specific bags.

    I use milk crates, totes, and old duffel bags. The trunk of my car has a cargo net system which is great.
    I no longer like to party. But I like the idea of it.

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    the only thing I put in a bag are my shoes, and helmet. I prefer the milk crates as well, perfect for the car.
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    You guys are so sold on the milk crates, I took it a step further with a couple of zip ties and a Velcro strap. Edit: I added 2 more zip ties towards the edges of the crates, makes it a little more stable.

    Now to think of a name for it.... Plastuffle? Duffcrate? Milkuffle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    I recently bought one of these as my ski boot bag:

    https://bit.ly/2HsiiJi

    It was very well made with lots of compartments. The 55L was too small for my ski boots so I ended up getting a 70L but I think the 55L would probably work well for grouping all of my bike gear together

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    Quote Originally Posted by almazing View Post
    "Cycling Specific" usually entails at least a 70% markup compared to non cycling specific bags.

    I use milk crates, totes, and old duffel bags. The trunk of my car has a cargo net system which is great.
    Yea I don't find anything wrong with the old duffel bag I got from a second hand store for a few dollars, been using it for snowmobile gear this winter (helmet boots gloves jacket radio harness etc)

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    I just bought one of these online tonight:

    https://www.dakine.com/en-us/bags/ba...-32l-backpack/

    Expensive but should be top quality and work perfectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    I just bought one of these online tonight:

    https://www.dakine.com/en-us/bags/ba...-32l-backpack/

    Expensive but should be top quality and work perfectly
    I am sure I am just flat out missing it but why would one need the wet/dry tech to store and lug one's biking gear around in?

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    I don't need wet/dry tech but the bag is a good size and shape with several compartments

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    I don't need wet/dry tech but the bag is a good size and shape with several compartments
    But aren't you paying a hefty premium for the tech that you won't use?

    No big deal though. Enjoy the bag!

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    I received the Dakine Cyclone wet/dry bag:

    https://www.dakine.com/en-us/bags/ba...-32l-backpack/

    The large compartment is actually a lot less roomy than expected. Also the roll top makes the bag odd for use for general storage. So I'm going to return the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus View Post
    I received the Dakine Cyclone wet/dry bag:

    https://www.dakine.com/en-us/bags/ba...-32l-backpack/

    The large compartment is actually a lot less roomy than expected. Also the roll top makes the bag odd for use for general storage. So I'm going to return the bag.
    Lol. After asking for our opinions, you didn't listen and struck out on your own. Caveat emptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Lol. After asking for our opinions, you didn't listen and struck out on your own. Caveat emptor.
    It appears Titus is a bit of a Maverick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Cheap? Cheap?!?

    I saw one in a store the other day marked at $20 fricking dollars! I thought to myself, who's going to actually pay 20 bucks for something they could easily get for *coff* free??

    Oh. HD has them for $7. https://www.homedepot.com/p/GSC-Tech...-002/204793156

    These are pretty awesome, too. https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-12-G...-207207157-_-N

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    Those things are HUGE, I use one for my camping stuff.

    ALL of my mtb stuff will fit in a smaller crate, road bike stuff goes in a milk crate. It's all about the crates.

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    Better than my Patagonia duffel.

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