Douchebags The Sav­age bike bag £625

Mountain Biking UK - - WRECKED & RATED -

With an alu­minium roll cage and a heavy-duty rip­stop shell, The Sav­age is a hy­brid of a soft bike bag and a hard case. Your bike clips into two padded in­serts within the roll cage – one that sits un­der the bot­tom bracket and an­other that slides over the fork low­ers. The han­dle­bar (re­moved from the stem) slides into a holder on the back of the fork pro­tec­tor, where it’s sep­a­rated from the frame by an­other pad. Both wheels fit eas­ily into ex­pand­ing pouches on each side, which have in-built plas­tic pan­els to keep the brake ro­tors safe. The Sav­age can ac­com­mo­date wheel­bases up to 1,300mm. Load­ing your bike is a quick and sim­ple process but, be­cause some of the bag’s pro­tec­tion comes from the outer fab­ric be­ing un­der ten­sion, it takes a bit of grunt to pull the ‘shoul­ders’ over the frame so you can zip it up. In tran­sit, the bag holds its shape well and the wide-spaced wheels give it sta­bil­ity. Four chunky han­dles make it easy to drag around, which is lucky, be­cause at 12.12kg (un­laden) it isn’t light. The weight means that once you put a bike in, there isn’t much air­line bag­gage al­lowance left for adding spares. Once you get home, the roll cage is col­lapsi­ble for stor­age. The sides of the bag can then be folded in and lashed down to make it more com­pact. Ed www.douchebags.com

High-end bike bag that’s stress-free to pack, highly pro­tec­tive and should last you years

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