Bikepacking is gaining more and more popularity and the bikes and accessories to make it better are coming in at a worthy pace. Whether doing the Tour Divide or a 1 or 2 day ride off the beaten path, key things in bikepacking include packing as efficiently as possible, and staying relaxed and comfortable so to postpone the fatigue that will inevitably set in. That typically means two things – bags, and different riding positions.
Adventure past the break to see Siren Bicycles new Fred Bar and new convertible saddle pack/messenger bag from Green Guru Gear…..
Siren Bicycles has a simple add on that allows you to add your preferred set of aero clip-ons to your bars so during those long treks on pavement and fire roads you can vary your position and take stress off of your lower back.
We recently saw the Jones Gnarwal aero-bar that is a simple solution to add a similar result to their H-Bar. However for a little more (combined) weight, the Fred Bar offers a lot more flexibility and elbow pads (assuming your aero-bars use pads), since you can adjust the length and width of the bars. Mounting to the top of the steerer like an additional stem, the adapter acts as a separate section of handle bar that you can mount a set of aero bars to while placing them in the proper position. The Fred Bar can be purchased off of Siren’s site for $90.
Green Guru Gear has a new seat
bag pack. The Hauler is a convertible saddle/messenger bag that is lightweight and versatile for each rider whether bikepacking or going to work. Green Guru Gear uses easy to access straps to install & remove the Hauler and uses up-cycled nylon material on all of their bags so the color shown may not be exactly as you see in the pictures.
The Hauler has a waterproof 10oz tarp liner with a roll flap eliminating the need for a zipper to access the main compartment. It does have an easy to access zippered pocket on top as well as a shoulder strap for carrying when off the bike. The Hauler offers up to a spacious 425 cu in. (6.9 L) capacity giving you plenty of room for gear and can be purchased off of the Green Guru Gear site for $99.95