Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?

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colin54
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Re: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?

Postby colin54 » 15 Jan 2017, 5:17pm

As requested an answer on a postcard.

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Heltor Chasca
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Re: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?

Postby Heltor Chasca » 15 Jan 2017, 8:19pm

Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Colin

hamish
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Re: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?

Postby hamish » 17 Jan 2017, 10:17pm

Well I was sceptical about bikepacking bags. So far I tried a dry bag on the forks. It worked well but I don't like the view. I have not tried a big seat pack - as I can't be bothered with the faff of packing them tight and putting up with the wobble factor.

I have also tried a frame bag and love it. It doesn't rub my legs unless very badly packed and I have covered miles and miles with it including weeks of off road touring in Wales and Scotland. It can swallow up loads of food and heavy stuff, doesn't change the handling and is out of the way for moving the bike onto trains and stuff.

The main down side is that it rubs paint of the frame and is bike specific, although mine fits both my Pugsley and my Troll.