Bike Bags? Discuss.
Discussion time could well be over once you check this little number that would have Mr.Samsonite and Louis Vuitton green with envy.I’ve never had a really good bike bag, I’ve got a heavy plastic bike box which weighs a ton and that is not good in these excess baggage surcharge days is it?
The Ultra Bike Bag used to be known as the Neil Pryde Bike Bag according to their website. Who the hell is Neil Pryde you ask? I didn’t know either, after a quick Google search you’ll find out he’s some sailing geezer.
Anyway back to bikes, first off is this the only bike bag manufacturer in the World that’s actually made wheel bags that fit your DH wheels with a set of Maxxis 2.5 High Rollers still intact? CONGRATULATIONS and about time too. If not then apologies for my ignorance as every one that I’ve had previously meant removing your tires and as if you’d want to do that? You’ve just landed in Whistler courtesy of Zoom Airlines (How you getting home again?) and the last thing you want to do once land is to put tires on your rims is it? Did I forget to say these bags are lightly padded as well? I’d always advise to remove disks though kids during transit through any airport terminal and monkey baggage handlers.
40lbs of bike and a few tools and spare mech, hanger, gear cables, tubes and tires all add up to the likes of Homer Simpson. That’s why every bike bag should have wheels! I wasn’t quite sure what the two zips on either side were for, had to do some research on that. They reveal slots which mean you can hang these up on your garage wall out of the way (with your bike still in there if need be)!
Inside this beauty you will find black 'wipe clean' tarp which after a dirty weekend away with your loved one you’ll be able to remove all traces of evidence to keep the FPO* at bay.
So besides me that uses this bag, if that’s not the only recommendation you need? Ever heard of the Atherton’s? Rachel, Dan and Gee use them as well so you know your in good company.Full Spec
•Tough 600D PVC Coated Polyester
•Interior - tarp, wipe clean inner skin
•Thick (10mm) ‘no crush’ closed cell padding
•Stiff, reinforced, railed base
•All zips are nylon (no rust!).
•Large integrated “odds n sods” pockets
•Unique ‘quatro zip system’ for storage/back of car
•Dual opening zip
•Integrated PU ‘skate’ wheels at one end for easy transport.
•Separate and padded wheel bags
•Separate tool roll
•Fluorescent strips for back-of-car safety
•End grab handle
•Measures (approx) 125x80x20cm, weight just 6Kg
•Adjustable and padded carry straps
On my bathroom scales I made it 5.6kgs, perhaps I’m heavier than I was lead to believe?
Ultra Sport Europe Ltd.
Telephone - 01332 813 150 / Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can order these bags direct from Ultra Sport Europe for an amazing £99.00. £20 for next day delivery and £10 for standard shipping. Please contact them direct for Worldwide inquiries by e-mail and ensure you provide your full address and post/zip code and phone number on your correspondence.
I think they like grey or for you Yanks “Gray“: Available in Grey/Olive, Grey/Grey, and Grey/Orange as shown. Today's Tip
: Just make sure you don’t check in at Heathrow’s new Terminal 5.Bonus Tip
: Buy your airline tickets on your credit card even if there is a small surcharge.Note to self
: Get Credit Card.
Never, ever clip in.
RRP Mudguards £12.99 incl p&p.
*FPO - Fun Prevention Officer - aka Wife/Girlfriend.