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  • Gary_M
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    I’ve got a specialized one thats lasting well, much batter than the lezyne one that had a hole in it after a week.

    3 tyre levers?

    I need a saddle bag to carry the following:

    1 x Topeak Alien2 cycle tool.
    3 x plastic tyre levers.
    1 x CO2 canister.
    1 x 26″ innertube.
    2 x Electron mini backup lights.
    1 x mobile phone.

    I’ve got a Fizik saddle, but have read bad reviews about the Fizik bag that uses the integral saddle clip thingy.

    Any recommendations?

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    My Topeak bag is also lasting well – all their stuff seems to be very sturdy IME.

    A large topeak one

    wallace1492
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    Different experience from Gary M. Had a Lezyne for over a year that was fine, it got nicked while outside A&E. Replaced with a specialised which broke on its second outing. Back to Lezyne and its fine.

    Mine takes the above with 2 tubes, couple of quick links, some tie wraps, tyre boot, punture kit, emergency cash, rubber gloves and gaffa tape.

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    I use the 1 litre waterproof Ortlieb Mudracer – great bag.
    Lasts well because the zip doesn’t get gummed up with cr@p and break like my other saddle bags have done.

    Taff
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    Not a recommendation but got the Fox bag which is striggling on the road bike. had a topeak years ago and that was pretty good,

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    My old Topeak Wedge Aero fell apart at the seams.. have now switched to the Drybag which looks like it may last better (and keep things dry).

    steve_b77
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    Topeak wedge here too, got a little one and a bigger one.

    Can get 2 road tubes, SRAM CO2 thingy, 2 tyre levers, CB19 multi-tool, repair kit, bit of cash and car keys in the small one no worries. Very durable too

    emanuel
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    if you get the topeak get the velcro/buckle one.

    h4muf
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    I have a BBB tool bottle on my ‘crosser,loads better than a saddlebag.

    I was foverever buying them!I can get loads of stuff in,totally waterproof and helps keep CoG low.It does however use a bottle cage.

    Dancake
    Member

    I have a BBB tool bottle on my ‘crosser,loads better than a saddlebag.

    What a great idea! Is it well made and secure? – wouldnt want it flying out with my keys in it

    Thanks for the recommendations guys!

    The BBB tool bottle looks like a great solution, but it is at the expense of carrying a water bottle, which I don’t want to lose.

    Looking at the bags you have suggested, I think I’ll be going for a waterproof bag, as It’ll have a phone in it. Either the Topeak Drybag, or an Ortlieb.

    I have had Ortlieb ‘classic’ panniers on my commuter bike for a few years now, and I am well impressed by their quality and simple design.

    Anybody tried the Ortlieb “Micro”??

    h4muf
    Member

    What a great idea! Is it well made and secure? – wouldnt want it flying out with my keys in it

    Never fell out yet!

    Very well made,comes with a drawstring bag so nothing rattles and theres a hole made in the cap so you can tie it on if you wish!

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    great idea! can’t seem to find that particular model online though with the orange top that lets you secure it to the frame. Don’t suppose you have a link for it? or is it something you bought years ago?

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    The BBB tool bottle looks like a great solution, but it is at the expense of carrying a water bottle, which I don’t want to lose.

    You might be able to find a saddle bag that’ll hold your water bottle.
    🙂

    peath
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    Highjack… What frame is that please, Rocketdog?

    Iain Gillam
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    I’ve got a small fizik saddle bag (you’d probably need a slightly bigger one) and IMO the clip system is so much better than a regular saddle bag. The actual bag it self is also far better than the Topeak one I had before.

    Iain

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    peath – Member
    Highjack… What frame is that please, Rocketdog?

    a Singular Swift

    Premier Icon Haze
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    Not one of these…

    Fine on the road bike, but didn’t last one lap of Cannock’s braking bumps.

    jruk
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    Dunno if it’s of any use but I can get much a similar amount of stuff in my Camelbak Rogue – would rather have the weight on me than the bike.

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