The Tire Bag II, with its rectangular main pocket and two zippered side pockets, is an excellent option for road or mountain bikers who need extra room. Originally designed to hold 2 sew up tires, the tire bag has crossed over to the main stream. Hook and loop at the seat post, and 3/4" nylon strap long enough to secure a light jacket, provide an extremely stable mounting system.
a Cross Country Rider
from cambridge, MA - USA
Date Reviewed: September 27, 2011
Strengths: Heavy duty construction. Made in USA. Small side zip pocket big enough for a medium size multi-tool so you can get at it quick for a small fix without taking all the stuff out of your bag to get at it. Small inside zip pocket for chain-bits or a derailer hanger. Simple, straightforward but innovative at the same time click buckle mount. It loops on the rails of your seat and also velcros to the underside of the bag. Giving it extra stability. I have had a few of these bags now trying to find one that works well and has good durability. this is the first. Arkel (too complex and no room), Lezyne ( pure crap), one other can't remember now on my neglected road bike and this one. Pure gold. Get it. There is room enough inside for a tube, tire lever patch kit, and more. Love the external zip pocket.
Weaknesses: It isn't very glamorous looking. but who cares?
Durable, roomy, convenient, good craftsmanship, USA!