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Avenir Big Mouth Bags

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $17.00

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Product Description

This large-volume bike pack fits neatly under your seat yet unzips to offer 50 cubic inches of storage space. Handy quick-release bracket fastens to the bike frame--just unclip the pack when you park your bike and carry the pack with you. Mounting hardware and Allen wrench included. Made of durable, 1680-denier nylon with a water-resistant coating. Internal steel clip holds keys securely. Closeout.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Olivier a Weekend Warrior from Richmond, VA USA

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2003

Strengths:    Great size for under the seat. I can fit everything I need for solo riding with the pack in its smallest configuation.

Weaknesses:    Today in 20 degree weather, the quick release clip did fail while I was going over a large log, followed quickly by the velcro strap, which was my fault for leaving it hooked on with just the strap after noticing the clip broke.

Bottom Line:   
Even though the clip failed, I think the size and design of this pack is good overall. I may buy another one since they are not too expensive and jsut be more careful not to load it up so much in very cold weather. I am not surprised that the plastic clip was not designed to handle so much weight and forces in such cold weather. If I had removed it before the velco broke, it could have been repaired simply by replacing the mount part that attaches to the bike. Overall, I would recommend it, just be careful how much you put in it on really cold rides.

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Favorite Trail:   many

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   A smaller Caonnondale under-seat pack (12 years old and too small)

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 100, mostly stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Cross Country Rider from Pennsylvania

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2002

Strengths:    great small pack to fit under the seat to put money a tool or two and a fone

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great pack but what i can't understand is what in gods name was the person in the first review thinking when he spent $90 on it when i spend $12

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Favorite Trail:   French Creek Boone Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Jamis Eureaka with a Nite Rider Evolution

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Donna from Amherst, NY USA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2002

Strengths:    Roomy for an under the seat bag

Weaknesses:    quick release clip on bag does not stand up to colder temperatures. The clip snapped rendering the bag useless.
If the clip mount on the seat broke I could, at least, replace it. The bag mount is a large plastic piece with 4 rivets. It's a lot of money for a design that can not take the cold temps.

Bottom Line:   
Until the touted "quick release" clip is redesigned, stay away from it if you are anywhere north of Orlando Florida!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Galleons

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn - at least when the velcro straps break after years of use you can sew new velcro to the bag. All components of the bag have withstood the test of time. The only down fall was the size of bag.

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