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Apidura

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services, Offers and Reviews' started by DP, 23 Jun 2017.

  1. OP
    OP
    DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Audax set up. Hmm - I can see getting water bottles in and out may be problematic.

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  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Location:
    Warwick
    Looks like you need side entry cages.
     
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  3. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Über Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Or just pull over to drink
     
  4. OP
    OP
    DP

    DP Chasse patate

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Just coming back to this. The frame bag essentially makes the bottles impossible to access without stopping and even then it's a pain. Thanks for mentioning side loading bottles as I didn't know such a thing existed. I now have a pair!
     
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  5. I have the Apidura frame bag and have no problem getting to the front bidon but have had to use a smaller bidon on the down tube. If you have not found out yet, these bags are not waterPROOF. So if you are putting anything electrical in them, use a plastic bag. They make 2 types of seat packs. One is water resistant and the other one is waterproof, so get the right one.

    I found the seat pack a pain to get into and so I am now using a Bridge Street Saddle bag. It has been on the back for over 1000km and I dont know its there and is totally waterproof. Its far easier to find my gear than the Apidura and has more space. The Apidura swayed about a bit unless you fastened it on very tightly and then you restricted the loading space. I much prefer the Bridge Street bag.

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  6. I'd be interested in experiences/opinions on frame bags. The best aspect of my rack bag is that if I want something, I can lift the lid up on the rack bag and rummage around until I can find it. Nothing is terribly buried. That's why I don't like under-seat wedges, because the thing you want will probably necessitate unpacking and digging down through layers of stuff. So, for instance, last weekend I needed my emergency back-up light. Quick rummage and it was in my hand. But if I'd had a seat pack I'd probably have had to unpack everything to find it.

    The frame bag seems to be a half way between the two. Not thin and deep like a seat wedge, but not really as accessible as a rack bag. How does it work out in practice?