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Revelate Designs
March 6, 2012

Salsa Fargo / El Mariachi & Spearfish Frame bags

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Enough rumors are circulating that it’s time to be out with it.

Very soon there will be bags available off the shelf for these fine bicycles, no more waiting months for custom orders. We are finishing an initial batch that will be shipping to Salsa shortly.

The geometry of the Fargo, Fargo Ti and El Mariachi are similar enough that they are combined into one bag design per size to fit across the line, we accomplished this through cleaver strap placments which allow the attachments to accomidate slightly different fitting frame geometry. The Spearfish specific bags will be available in a SM/MD and LG/XL bag sizes. All the bags are of a single main zipper design, vertical adjustiable divider and zippered side pocket for it’s proven versatility.

So there you have it, for the time being these bags are going to be distributed by Salsa and available through their dealers (mid/late -March) . If you are interested in one that’s where to find them!

Revelate Designs
February 13, 2012

Oldie and newie

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Sometimes bags come back that we love seeing how they’ve held up.

Pete Basinger (needing no introduction in endurance circles) sent back an old frame bag I made for him years ago. It was one of the originals during the first winter of making bags for races like the Alaska Ultra Sport and others.

So the frame bag needed new zippers which is no suprise seeing how’s he’s ridden with this thing thousands of miles… it’s been the full length of the Iditarod trail to Nome, to McGrath several times, endured one particularly muddy trip, and lots more.

Check out the logo, embroidered by hand using tight zigzag. Not too many of these out there!

The fabric is fine, even at wear spots., so with zippers replaced and the top flap velcro beefed up this bag is ready to go on another 5 years of adventuring. I can’t wait to see it in 10 years…

That is of course, if the new one below it for the Hunter does not try to step in too much.

Revelate Designs
February 4, 2012

Introducing the Jerrycan

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Say hello to our new, rear mount top tube bag – Jerrycan-!

Like it’s namesake, Jerrycan’s give you a bit of additional space when all your other tanks are full.

These guys are small, only 2″ wide and streamlined, a few tools, a tube, or some calories.

You probably noticed from the first photo that there are 2 of them. A regular version and a bent version, made to fit bikes with slanted gussets at the seat tube.

We only have a batch of the regular version finished, bent ones will be ready mid-February

The full info on these is on the product page here

Here are some photos of us, mostly Dusty actually, making them. That’s my hand in the bottom shot… you’ll have to take my word for it.

Pretty good resemblence don’t you think?