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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 … [ Read More ]

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 … [ Read More ]

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 … [ Read More ]

February 3, 2012

Frame bag geometry

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Lots of folks have been asking about the dimensions for the fat tire frame bags so they can see if they fit on other bikes. I tabulated the basic geometry for the bags on the frame bag page here. If you use that combined with the geo listed on salsa and Surly’s website it sould … [ Read More ]

December 7, 2011

The Spocket!

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Last summer I had a lot of people ask me to put pockets on the tops of seat bags to carry Spot trackers, mainly for the Tour Divide race. The custom jobs integrated a mesh pocket into the top of the bag, but I still liked the streamlined simplicity the standard seat bag. So now … [ Read More ]

November 16, 2011

Bicycle Times Review

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Bicycle Times Magazine ran a review of the Tangle bag recently. check it out:

November 14, 2011

Large Gas Tanks

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The thermometer says it’s 2 degrees out, and we just got a big snow dump from that bering sea storm. Winter is here like it or not! It can only mean one thing… winter specific stuff. Introducing the new large Gas Tank. Holds a ton of stuff. Fully lined with closed cell foam on all … [ Read More ]

Just finished a run of Frame bags for our friends at Speedway. Ti and Alloy frames across 4 sizes. If you need a bag for your Fatback give the good folks a jingle, they are only being sold through the shop. They look like this in case you were wondering… single #10 WR zip, tapered … [ Read More ]

October 6, 2011

Mukluk Bags

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More info here and on the blog here

September 19, 2011

Interbike lightweight

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Interbike 2011 was a good time, I had been there 2 other times walking around with a backpack of goodies but I wanted to have a more legit presence this time around and secured a “cheap” spot in the back. Once I started looking at the logistics it looked pretty grim as far as expenses … [ Read More ]

September 19, 2011

Fat bike frame bags

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Production Fat bike Frame bags! After making many 100’s of “custom” bags for snow bikes over the last few years it was about time to make them readily available. We are going to be offering bags for Salsa Mukluk frames and Pugsley/Moonlander frames in all sizes. The bags feature the standard adventure fat bike setup: … [ Read More ]

July 19, 2011

Gulf coast of Alaska

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My binge trip this summer was heading back to Yakutat… The scene was complete de-javu from 3 years ago when Dylan Kentch and I packrafted, rode and bushwacked our Pugsley’s north 300 something miles to Cordova. This time there was 5 of us, Dylan, Doom Fassbinder, Roman Dial and Mike Curiak. We headed south. The … [ Read More ]

First batch of the new Mountain Feedbags are in. Check it out… When we acquired Mountain Feedbag the question was how to make a good product even better. We asked riders using the bags what could be better, listened and made it happen (quickly!). The new Feedbags will be available in all black, black/grey and … [ Read More ]

May 2, 2011

Trans Iowa Carnage

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The 300 somethin mile gravel death march went down recently. See some good writeups here In looking at the blogs it looks like there was a good showing of Tangles and the like on those so enlightened. Good stuff. Photos stolen from Ari’s blog without permission… thanks!

Nice Article by Jill Homer in the latest issue of Adventure Cycling giving a good background of rackless bag systems. here’s a early photo of that exploding bivy bundle known as the Bivy Buritto: (note the high quality manual zigzag embroidary !)

April 8, 2011

Gas Tank updates

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The faithfull gas tank has served many people well. However after 3 years it needed a bit of re-thinking. A common complaint was that the small gap at the front of the bag could eject skittles and Mike and Ikes without warning in technical terrain. Believable, however I never had that problem with peanut M&M’s … [ Read More ]

February 28, 2011

Iditarod Trail Invitational

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This year, the vast majortiy of bikers in the baddest snow bike race in the world were decked out with Revelate bags. Four years ago, frame bags made in a basement started apearing on peoples bikes at the race… the last 2 years the big saddle bags grew more popular. This year it came full … [ Read More ]

January 29, 2011

Go Arrowhead 135 Racers!

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Good luck to everybody racing the Arrowhead 135. And thanks to all your support. Looking through the roster about 50 bikers (fifty!!) are rocking Revelate bags. That brings a big smile to my face! Stay warm everyone!

January 13, 2011

Some nice ones…

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In custom bag mode, here are 2 highlights of the week so far.

January 8, 2011

Large Gas Tanks

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Just in time for the winter races, Large gas tanks are in stock. Large Gas Tanks are fully padded top tube cases that taper outwards at the front. They are best for when you need to carry a lot of stuff and don’t mind your knees hitting the sides when you stand up to pedal. … [ Read More ]