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Danneaux

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Ortlieb introduce new bikepacking bags
« on: April 15, 2016, 03:29:11 AM »
Hi All!

Ortlieb today announced release of a new line of bikepacking products in addition to their usual line of panniers and handlebar bags:
http://www.bikepacking.com/gear/ortlieb-handlebar-pack-review/

They look promising...I'm wondering if the "handlebar roll" could be pressed into service as a sort of faux Carradice for use beneath a saddle. Hmm. Possibilities there, but it might be only by chance the straps spacing would match Brooks saddle loops.

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Dan.

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Re: Ortlieb introduce new bikepacking bags
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 05:03:40 PM »
I did not expect Ortlieb to venture into this market.  Interesting.

Another link.
http://singletrackworld.com/2016/04/ortleib-launches-waterproof-bikepacking-range/

Before I bought my Nelson Longflap, I gave a little bit of thought to one of these. 
http://www.carradice.co.uk/index.php?page_id=product&under=range&product_id=138

Interesting that Ortlieb is offering of a waterproof saddle bag that runs fore and aft, but with a completely different mount and design than the Carradry bag.  I will stick with my Nelson Longflap.  Where I go, I do not need to worry about the sides of the bag hanging up on a tree to my side.

Since I use drop bars, I think I am locked into a handlebar bag that is narrow enough to fit.  The bikepacking bags would never work for me.  On my recently built up rando bike (a non-Thorn), I can fit the handlebar bag but it is tight.  See first photo.

Frame bags are pretty hard to size when virtually every different bike has different triangle geometry.  I wonder how many frame bags they will offer for different sizes and shapes?  I will stick with my cheapo framebag that I got off Ebay for my Nomad, I got lucky with an exceptional fit, third photo.

Don't get me wrong, I am not a bikepacker.  But with a suspension fork on my Nomad, I was looking for additional places to put stuff since I only had rear panniers on the bike.  I did not want to have unsprung weight on the front.

I expect that Ortlieb will sell a lot of these, as the other competitors like Revelate Designs are not inexpensive so there is some room in the higher quality area for such products.