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Revelate Designs
September 17, 2010

Harness update

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The new version of the Harness is finally available. It only took 8 months, quite a bit of tooling and tweaking was needed to get here.

The origins of the harness date way back to some early tours using just the lid of an old Dana Designs Bomb pack as a handle bar bag. It worked surprisingly well.

Later during the 2005 Iditarod Trail Invitational I used a larger backpack lid combined with a stuffsack under the bars to hold food, worked surprisingly well again, humm might be on to something here…

The idea evolved into the current design – a stiffened mount to hold a drybag, and a removable water resistant pocket for small stuff. It’s the most versatile handle bar mounted system available. Perfect for all sorts of cycling adventures from wilderness bushwacks to loaded touring.

A few notes:

  • Although you can order just the Harness, it’s made to go with one of the pockets. If you use it by itself there are a set of straps that will just sit there unused.
  • Attachment, we’ve tried to solve the problem of cable interference, however due to the many different combination of handle bars and shift / brake levers there is no clear cut answer to if you’ll have issues or not. Usually you might just need longer cables or tweak the shifter angle slightly. Shimano STI type levers are not recommended.
  • The lengths of the straps provided are generous so you can fit bulky items up front if needed. Be sure to use the dangle keepers and keep the loose straps away from the front wheel. – They are in stock.. woo hoo!
Revelate Designs
September 10, 2010

Brett and Cam’s Trip

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Brett de Woody and Cameron Lawson recently completed a 350 mile fat tire bike – packraft assisted beach expedition ride along the Gulf of Alaska.

Their route was similar to the trip Dylan Kentch and I completed in 2008 but avoided the hazards of Hubbard Gap. The duo enjoyed decent weather and mellow crossings of Yakutat bay, Icy bay and Controller bays, but had their fair share of boondoggles, mud bogging and multisport slog-festing in the Copper River delta.

Brett used The Harness and the large front pocket to carry his Alpacka packraft and other small gear. Making for quick and easy transitions from biking to rafting across the many rivers out there.

Nice job guys, way to get after it! Photos copyright and courtesy of Cameron Lawson Lost Coast Blogs: Brett and Cam’s 2010 The 2008 adventure

Revelate Designs
September 10, 2010

Mountain Feed Bags

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The ever popular Mountain Feed Bag is now available to purchase through this site. The teaming up idea started with the intent to offer this great product to Revelate customers overseas without paying huge amounts of added shipping costs. But once the wheels got rolling, both of us decided it was a good fit overall to carry them here.

We have a small stock of black / gray bags of both left and right hand versions. Down the road we’ll have a black version made with our VX fabric to match the aesthetics of Revelate bags. Just say no to dieting – get a feedbag or gas tank and eat all the gummy bears you want.