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    Default Re: race bag recommendations

    Just bought the Ogio 9 bag for $72 off Jet (which I'd never heard of before) -

    link: https://jet.com/product/detail/d4c95...Fc-RHwodgqUE5Q

    First time buyer coupon took off 20%!!
     

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    Sweet find. It's US-only shipping, but I'll be south of the border in a few weeks. Where did you find the coupon?
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    Ignore previous question. Found coupon.
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    Indeed, wasn't sure if I really needed a cycling specific sports bag, but at that price I couldn't resist! The review on Pez that MarkC cited above was very complimentary, but then I've never seen a Pez review that wasn't!
     

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    I was always a fan of the Zipp race Bag.
    Roomy and light.
    Shoulder straps for riding back from the start area.
    A lined side packet of your stinky gear after the race.
    And it's a Zipp so it's faster. ; )

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    In a pinch I will use some Rubbermaid containers for wet stuff. Cheap, keeps the car dry, and keeps it separate from everything else.

    Otherwise I keep it pretty small and just use a Timbuk2 duffel bag or backpack. I have a pretty good sense for what is needed on race day and tend to not overpack.
     

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    Living in NYC I'm usually riding to a car rental rendez-vous before driving to the race and therefore the duffle doesn't work. The last few seasons I've been using the Chrome Ivan and loving it. Post race the dual bucket compartments do the wet/dry separation and a number of outside pockets help sort out of the little odds and ends. Plus easy spots to clip blinkers for the super early departures.
     

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    What about something like a North Face Base Camp Duffel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wgp View Post
    Just bought the Ogio 9 bag for $72 off Jet (which I'd never heard of before) -

    link: https://jet.com/product/detail/d4c95...Fc-RHwodgqUE5Q

    First time buyer coupon took off 20%!!
    Just a follow-up to this - very very disappointed with Jet here. They seem to act as a middleman on this order, and the company (Beach City Bikes) never fulfilled the order, even after saying it had been shipped. Just got off the phone with Jet (for the third time over this order), and they would not honor my purchasing the same bag in a different color (now listed for 139.99) on their site for the original price I paid ($72). They opted to issue me a refund but also threw in a $30 credit based on my experience. I was disappointed they wouldn't fulfill a new order for the same bag and honor the original price - seems like poor "customer retention" practice.

    File this under the "too good to be true" category and buyer beware on orders/offers from Jet - it seems they list things that aren't actually available! To be fair, they were very courteous with me in all my dealings with them, but still ...
    Last edited by wgp; 11-25-2015 at 01:16 PM. Reason: spelling
     

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    Good to know. I delayed too long after you posted and by the time I went back to Jet, the price had increased and some other items had taken financial priority considering I have some other non-race-specific bags I could still use.
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    Pat at PAC Design is making a few bags and backpacks while she is going to school.

    Not cheap like Borscht but awfully good quality.

    Act fast before they are gone.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11.4 View Post
    If you go to a track World Cup all you see are international sized rollarounds. Riders finishing a meet will roll off to their buses or cars on their bikes, trailing one of these rollarounds. They are pretty much de rigeur in international circles and on many national and pro teams -- coaches do not want to have big floppy duffels or messenger bags that spill open on planes and that kind of thing. Many riders will carry a smaller messenger or a small backpack as a second personal bag for computer, food, etc., but the rule is generally that everything track-related goes into the roll around. One advantage of them is that if you get one with reasonable pockets inside, or if you either install more pockets inside or at least use something like Eagle Creek packing cubes, you know where everything is and the roll around can sit upright when you have very little space or perhaps no dry place to spread out and you can get to everything. It's also more secure if you leave it than the alternatives -- just zip it closed and people tend to leave it alone.
    Not quite the same (no wheels) but I sometimes use a luggage/backpack for events - like this carryon bag from eBags:

    eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior - eBags.com

    Not floppy, can be used when there is little ground space, and can also be carried on the back.
     

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    I love the mountainsmith bike cube. It is $45 and is a working man’s castelli rain bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    I love the mountainsmith bike cube. It is $45 and is a working manís castelli rain bag.
    I got one on close out years ago and works great for helmet, shoes, wet/dry and tools.

    I also have a capo modena bag but you cannot fit a helmet in there (helmet goes in giro helmet pod so can be tossed around)
     

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    been using this for a few years now: Race Dufflel Bag | Bike, Travel, & Convertible Bag | Timbuk2

    looks like it's discontinued, but as of now you can still find one. anyway, it's awesome. large middle compartment for all your kit, with mesh zipped pouch built into the lid. then one end has a compartment for shoes, complete with holes for airing them out. and the other end has a compartment for your helmet, with an area above it for sunglasses, lined in microfiber to keep them from getting scratched. there's also backpack straps and a pouch for a water bottle. it's all I've ever needed for racing cross, and I generally throw all the kit I'll need by the end of the season into it at the beginning of the season and leave it there (never know how the weather will go during the fall, best to have everything with you). never had any issues with needing more space.
     

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    Why not have one made to order?

    Ely @ Ruth Works made two duffels for me earlier this year.

    I liked the materials and design of his rando bag so much, I asked him if he was interested in making duffels - he said sure.

    These are relatively straightforward bags, with a few discrete elements that make a big difference.

    The bags are made from X-Pac material which is super strong and generally resistant to abrasion.

    Some of the details:

    - black outside for stealth, white inside for visibility
    - large semi-circular zip on top for a large opening, easy access, and good visibility (much better than the straight zip found on most bags, IMO)
    - reinforced D-rings for should strap attachment at each end
    - two open outer pockets
    - one large inner pocket
    - seat belt webbing for carry handles - soft and strong
    - grab handles at each end

    Very happy with the quality and overall design.

    I added Maratac zipper pulls from CountyComm, and I use the bag that came with my Giro shoes to keep things tidy, so no need for a dedicated shoe compartment.

    I expect to have these for a long, long time.

    I bet if you ask nicely, Ely would make something similar for you...

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    Another big fan of the Rapha wet bag here...absolutely love the four sided design and the waterproof section for after the race...

    Stephen
     

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    Like my Ogio 8 Endurance bag a lot. two end pockets for shoes/helmet. Hardshell top pocket for electronics/glasses. Lower zippered ventilated/waterproof section for used stuff. Side zip pockets for small stuff. Backpack straps. A little large for some trips, but fits the bill for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleguy57 View Post
    Like my Ogio 8 Endurance bag a lot. two end pockets for shoes/helmet. Hardshell top pocket for electronics/glasses. Lower zippered ventilated/waterproof section for used stuff. Side zip pockets for small stuff. Backpack straps. A little large for some trips, but fits the bill for me.
    Ogio_8.0_Bag_530x.jpg
    I have the Ogio 9 and, though I also think it's a little large for shorter trips, it's a really well thought out bag. Seems pretty durable too.
     

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    ILE Race Day Bag. Nothing else has come close for me between portability, packing options, room for gear, and sensible layout.

     

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