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    Default Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Hey Folks,

    I have some friends (helped with with Felix and Chapter) who have been working on a pretty rad handlebar bag for a while.

    Their kickstarter went live today. It's worth a look IMO.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...t_sources_page

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Not bad! Have you seen one on a bike and if so can you get your mitts behind the bag?

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    I haven't seen one in person yet but here's some images that might help answer your question. The last link should give you a pretty good idea.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOoTIcHIhp/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDJeoXIHwqM/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDRomNPHUKL/
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    I haven't seen one in person yet but here's some images that might help answer your question. The last link should give you a pretty good idea.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOoTIcHIhp/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDJeoXIHwqM/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/CDRomNPHUKL/
    Yep. Nice amount of hand space.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    This falls squarely into the don't need but really want. I need to measure my current setup to see if I can justify it.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Am I the only one to think that "Route Werks" is a mite too close to "Ruthworks" considering they're both making handlebar bags?
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by palincss View Post
    Am I the only one to think that "Route Werks" is a mite too close to "Ruthworks" considering they're both making handlebar bags?
    I thought the same.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Funny--Across the hall, I looked for mentions of Route/Ruth and found none in pages of replies. I guess that means no harm?
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Well, for sure it means that when I looked across the hall, I didn't notice the thread.
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    The hand space between the bar and bag is great. I also like that the top of the bag is even with the top of the bar.
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by palincss View Post
    Am I the only one to think that "Route Werks" is a mite too close to "Ruthworks" considering they're both making handlebar bags?
    Route Werks sounds German, make sense since they're building the Uber-Ortlieb bag.
    Ruthworks, is working in the Franco-Frisco style.

    So easy to keep separate.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Ely's Ruth Works atelier is in San Francisco. Where will Route Works be manufactured in what conditions? This matters to me.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    I backed their Kickstarter, this is a great looking bag that seems so much nicer than the other options on the market. I hope that the mounting is secure over dirt / gravel roads and I'll be very happy!

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    I hope that the mounting is secure over dirt / gravel roads and I'll be very happy!
    I wondered about that when I saw the pics. I hope it stays up when fully loaded and hitting a few bumps on the road.

    Do let us know in due course, please.
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Ortlieb has the gold standard for handlebar mounts. That's my story.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Then that standard is not that high imho. I find their plastic release trigger fragile, especially on a commuting bike that may spend a lot of time outside, securing the cable that goes around the stem is annoying.
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    I really like the concept and I have one point of constructive criticism...most of the photos don’t have the bag mounted with drop bars and cables. I have a handlebar bag and I added a bar mount to extend the bag, so that I have hand space as Todd mentioned and to minimize cable interference. The mount is 63.5mm from the center of the 31.8mm bars to the center of the bar 25mm mount. The Route Werks mount spacing seems to be tight imho, when drop bars and cables are involved.
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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Intriguing. I have the very similarly sized Dill Pickle handlebar bag and love it for long rides. I know for a fact that that bag is stable (proven D2R2 and PBP), it is ~250g lighter due to the fabric/strap construction, and I really don't need this. However, I am indeed tempted. It looks very well designed. The m5 handlebar stubbies are a great idea as mounting headlights while using bar bags is a challenge. My main concern remains stability as this is supported only by the stem rather than six points (stem sides, brake hoods, fork) on the Dill Pickle.

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    Default Re: Route Werks Handlebar Bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Then that standard is not that high imho. I find their plastic release trigger fragile, especially on a commuting bike that may spend a lot of time outside, securing the cable that goes around the stem is annoying.
    Without interest in derailing this topic. Have you had failures in the mechanism? The reason I like that PITA cable is it creates very few stress risers and I've never had a clamp move. I'm using that clamp offroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Without interest in derailing this topic. Have you had failures in the mechanism? The reason I like that PITA cable is it creates very few stress risers and I've never had a clamp move. I'm using that clamp offroad.
    no failure has in the clamp moving or falling from the handlebar. However failures of that red hook supporting the bag from the plastic becoming brittle on bike sitting in the sun for a long time or used by kids.

    By the way we talked about ortlieb but I guess we are both talking about the klickfix system from Rixen&Paul that Ortlieb happen to have chosen for a number of their bags, right?
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