Saddle bag recommendations

guy.spartacus
guy.spartacus Posts: 321
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
I'm after a smallish bag to sit under my backside to put essentials in

anyone got any recommendations?

Not more than £15 ish would be larvely!
Road - '10 Giant Defy 3.5
MTB - '05 Scott Yecora
BMX - '04 Haro Nyquist R24 (don't judge me)

Comments

  • derosa
    derosa Posts: 2,819
    Not the cheapest, but the best - http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ortlieb-classic-saddle-bag/

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • cheers

    I prefer the look of the Topeak
    Road - '10 Giant Defy 3.5
    MTB - '05 Scott Yecora
    BMX - '04 Haro Nyquist R24 (don't judge me)
  • pastasauce
    pastasauce Posts: 221
    I use this on my bikes - perfect for a couple of road tubes, puncture kit, tube, levers and cash/ card, etc ... No space for anything more though !

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/spe ... gn=froogle
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I'd avoid anything with a velcro securing strap around the seatpost as they have a tendency to wear holes in expensive legwear.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • derosa
    derosa Posts: 2,819
    cheers

    I prefer the look of the Topeak

    Tried the Topeak, but had no end of problems with the quick release so sent it back.
    But each to his own.

    Big H

    May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
  • I've gone for the same size one with the buckle attachment
    Road - '10 Giant Defy 3.5
    MTB - '05 Scott Yecora
    BMX - '04 Haro Nyquist R24 (don't judge me)
  • paulbox
    paulbox Posts: 1,203
    I have a smaller Topeak one that attaches to the seat with straps rather than the clip. I think it looks neater up tight under the seat rather than hanging down a bit on the clip.
    XC: Giant Anthem X
    Fun: Yeti SB66
    Road: Litespeed C1, Cannondale Supersix Evo, Cervelo R5
    Trainer: Bianchi via Nirone
    Hack: GT hardtail with Schwalbe City Jets
  • de_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    You could try this one or this one
  • JRooke
    JRooke Posts: 243
    Don't waste your money with Topeak, they really only make useless tosh, the Lezyne Micro Caddy is without doubt one of the best you can get, fizik also do great integrated ones for their saddle range also.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,462
    me and my dad have got 2 toppeak bags with brackets on all 4 bikes me we own. never had a problem with any, the medium one i bought about 4 years ago is still in full working order. i've never used any other though so can't compare
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    The Ortlieb mentioned above has its advantages, but it also has an unfortunate way of spilling everything onto the road when you open it up. Because my saddle has loops (Brooks) I eventually went for a small Carradice zip-roll - perhaps not the trendiest option out there but sturdy as you like and it does the job.
  • taimur
    taimur Posts: 173
    edited March 2011
    http://cyclexpress.co.uk/Products/Speed ... nings.aspx
    I have this and can not recommend enough!

    It looks sexy and even better at night because of the reflective detailing.

    Snuggly fits under the road or MTB saddle and stays firm had mine for 7 months now.

    Mine holds:
    Holds an HTC desire (phone)
    Multi-Tools
    Money
    Doctor's disposable mask (pollution :P)
    Puncture repair kit
    Power bar
    some room still left for something smallish

    Cube%20Agree%20SL%202010c.JPG
    1996 Cannondale M500 CAAD3 (Hardtail MTB)
    2007 Cannondale F700 CAAD
    2010 Cube Agree SL (Road, retired)
    2011 Cube Litening Super HPC DI2 Frame, with Ultegra Di2 Components
  • weapons
    weapons Posts: 367
    I'd avoid any Specialized pack. It is really poorly designed. The velcro strap that wraps around the pack and the saddle rails is too close to the seatpost end of the pack and as result the rear end flops down and basically looks crap on the bike.
  • on-yer-bike
    on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974

    I would not buy this. I had one and the attachment broke going down a bumpy road. Sent it back to Wiggle.
    Pegoretti
    Colnago
    Cervelo
    Campagnolo
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    For the true bike tart obsessive, seat packs make your bike look cr@p - that's why bike jerseys have back pockets :twisted:
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • flanners1
    flanners1 Posts: 916
    Monty Dog wrote:
    For the true bike tart obsessive, seat packs make your bike look cr@p - that's why bike jerseys have back pockets :twisted:

    agree! :D
    Colnago C60 SRAM eTap, Colnago C40, Milani 107E, BMC Pro Machine, Trek Madone, Viner Gladius,
    Bizango 29er
  • Karl2010
    Karl2010 Posts: 511
    Ive got a Top Peak ('Aero' i think) the medium size, its all velcro straps.

    Its got reflective material on it.
    A loop to attach a rear light.
    And it expands when you undo the 2nd zip so you can fit more in.

    Didnt cost that much.
    I can get x1 inner tube, tyre levers, multi tool, puncture kit, phone & money in mine.

    If your running tubular tyres you might want to go for the LARGE version.
  • vorsprung
    vorsprung Posts: 1,953
    http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl ... _18819.htm

    £4.99 includes a set of tools, from the 14th of March
  • on-yer-bike
    on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Flanners1 wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    For the true bike tart obsessive, seat packs make your bike look cr@p - that's why bike jerseys have back pockets :twisted:

    agree! :D

    Are you a bike tart obsessive, Flanners? Never would have thought it!
    Pegoretti
    Colnago
    Cervelo
    Campagnolo