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New Products From Lone Peak Packs

Lone Peak, in Salt Lake City, Utah, has long been a maker of high quality bike touring bags. Gary Hubbert bought the company a few years ago and moved operations to Marysville, WA. We like the fact that Lone Peak is fairly small and so Gary is able and willing to consider our input into Read More

Ostrich S-2 Saddlebag

The Ostrich S-2 saddlebag is a traditional canvas saddlebag meant to be attached to the loops built into the rear of most leather saddles. These are made in Japan;  "Excellent Equipment of Pack and Carrying Gear for All Cyclists at Heart"  Nice!  It has been discovered, although not by me, that this bag also fits Read More

The new shipment of Frost River bike bags arrived at the Bike Touring News Store last week. Frost River may be better known for their canoe packs than for bicycle touring bags but both should be held to the same standard - "Canoe packs are built for a very specific task (hauling the stuff that Read More

Ostrich Handlebar Bag

Not precisely "handlebar" bags these Ostrich bags are supported on the platform of a front rack and secured at the top either to the handlebars or by a bracket known as a decaleur. In my opinion the advantages of this style of bag are several: -The center of gravity is lower than a bag attached Read More