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    Novara Expanding Seat Bag

    Novara Expanding Wedge seat bag is sized to fit the extra gear required for lengthy rides— zippered expansion panel increases storage from 115 cu. in. to 164 cu. in. of space. See details

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    Novara Expanding Wedge seat bag is sized to fit the extra gear required for lengthy rides— zippered expansion panel increases storage from 115 cu. in. to 164 cu. in. of space.

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    Novara Expanding Wedge seat bag is sized to fit the extra gear required for lengthy rides— zippered expansion panel increases storage from 115 cu. in. to 164 cu. in. of space.

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    Novara Expanding Wedge seat bag is sized to fit the extra gear required for lengthy rides— zippered expansion panel increases storage from 115 cu. in. to 164 cu. in. of space.

    • 2 side zippers: 1 zipper fully opens the main compartment, which has a quick-stash mesh sleeve and handy key clip; expansion section also has zip access
    • Tapered shape moves weight close to the seatpost where it's the most stable; seatpost wrap provides the extra security needed for this size seat bag
    • TWIST® attachment allows easy on/off
    • Reflective detailing and LED loop with built-in reflectivity increase visibility in low light

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    Novara Expanding Seat Bag Specs
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    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    1.8 -2.7 liters
    Coated nylon
    8.5 x 4 inches
    7.6 ounces
    Gear capacity (L)
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    Novara Expanding Seat Bag

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    Novara Expanding Seat Bag is rated 3.7273 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from HUGE!!! I used this on my mountain bike for almost a month. I originally wanted something big that I could fit a lot in. This thing exceeded my expectations. I don't think that theres any bike-related item you cant store in here! I carried a patch kit, Gerber multi-tool, bike multi-tool, tire levers, a sharpie, a little duct tape and a lighter. The mounting system is really nice. If there is some way to get multiple seat mounts, then this would be great if you have multiple bikes. The problem I have is the amount of space on your seatpost it takes to mount. My hardtail fit it fine, but my FS has just to little room for it. The velcro strap looks like it has a lot of strain on it, so I'll be returning it for a slightly smaler one. The other small problem I had is that the key holder ripped. This was dissapointing because it was great for holding my locks key, and I paid good money for this. Although I havent done to much riding in really wet conditions I have no doubt that this bag would keep the contents dry. Overall it's very nice if you have the room for it.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thoughtful and practical I really like products that are well thought through, and this seems to be one. The expanding section on the bottom is the perfect size for my spare tube, patch kit, tire lever, and other small tools, which I keep all wrapped up nice and snug and out of the way, ready and waiting for when I really need them and not taking up valuable space in the main compartment. That upper one I'm in and out of constantly with everything from my lunch to clothing items, and the separation keeps it clean for such things. I think of it like I do my car's trunk: the lower expanding part is like that area down below where the car jack and spare tire can't get grime all over everything. And even with that extra section in use, there's still plenty of room below for my rear blinky light to be seen. My second favorite feature is a tiny detail, the key clip positioned right inside the bottom left where the zipper opens. At first I wondered if it should have been attached at the opposite end of the zipper, on the other side from where the bag opens up and not right where it can flop out as soon as you unzip. But after using it a while I realize it's in the perfect place as it is: I really do want to be able to reach that clip easily, and without having to completely unzip or struggle to keep my contents from tumbling out of the bag. Well done.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of space, fits well. This was a great deal and provides lots of space for anything you need to put in. i can bring a patch kit a snack a phone and more easily.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Quick Release! The verdict after one summer of road bike use is that it is fantastic: I've probably detached and reattached the thing about 50 times so far, and the quick release is thus far holding up really well. I *love* the quick release, as it only takes a couple seconds to pop it on and off. I also dig how large the main storage compartment is. I carry the following in the main compartment: - a new road tire tube in its box - an Air Chuck Elite (also a fantastic product) - a 16oz CO2 cartridge - a Rema Tip Top TT01 Tour patch kit - a Specialized "Flat Boy" instant patch kit - a Topeak Mini6 Multitool - a pair of Pedros Tire Levers (very large/bulky levers) - a rag - tweezers (some thorns just won't come out w/o them) - a Presta valve adapter - a gallon-size Ziploc to keep everything in (easier to take all contents out out for a repair this way). I have yet to use to the expandable compartment (because I keep food and snacks in a Timbuk2 Goody Box -- also recommended), but it appears I could shove my wallet and/or a Cliff Bar in the expandable portion. The back story: Last summer, to train for a 300mile tour, I found that I would weekly do three long rides in which I would leave my bike for a long lunch break. Fearing that its contents might get stolen if I left my bag attached to my bike (leaving me unable to fix a flat on my return ride), I would detach my bag each time and then reattach before starting my return commute. I quickly tired of my old standard-style bike bag because it was a pain to unhook and reattach. I searched everywhere for a quick release bag that looked like it would hold up to frequent attachments/reattachments, and this bag looked like a winner. As I now begin a new summer of cycling, I saw this bag with the rest of my equipment and thought it was high time I wrote the above review.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expanding seat bag A very nice bag but it would not fit. The plastic quick disconnect and the strap going around the seat post were too far apart. It would not fit my Cannondale and I had to return it. I was disappointed I could not use it.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bag. I have destroyed other bags Mountain biking. They could not stand up to the constant pounding. The only bad thing is if you want to transfer it to another bike. You can't buy another mounting bracket. *** Why does your software keep adding the word "Can" to the Con's?"
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very functional accessory Like how it is solid under the seat and can be expanded. Although small, has enough room for all the necessary items.
    Date published: 2014-04-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great replacement for my old worn out bg Long daily bicycle rides, (30 to 60 miles) a few times a week.. Plus on the MS Bay to Bay 108 mile ride, I am a Ride Marshal, and need to carry med, and bike supplies...
    Date published: 2014-04-02

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