Are you looking to let go of your baggage? These days, many trail riders are ditching their hydration packs in favor of water bottles and on-bike storage. Granite Design’s new ROCKBAND offers another alternative for those who want to have key tools and supplies on hand, but without the bulk of carrying a backpack.
Bikerumor first checked out Granite Design when they released their Hex Stand. The Hex is a small, portable bike stand designed to support bikes with hollow crank spindles. Like the ROCKBANDs, the Hex Stand boasts a simple but thoughtful design; it’s lightweight, locks into its standing position, and adjusts to different BB heights.
The ROCKBAND is a simple velcro belt that offers a lot of different ways to carry tubes, tools, air canisters, or maybe even a mid-ride snack, but it does have a few notable details. One side of the strap hosts a Granite logo patch, a protective pad that provides some grip but won’t damage your paint job, and a secondary inner strap.
The inner strap can hold or isolate a few items using its own Velcro closure, and it also provides a grippy surface that helps keep the loaded ROCKBAND from sliding around on slippery frames. The ROCKBAND’s main belt is constructed from a durable polypropylene material with a plastic loop sewn onto one end. The other side of the strap is entirely covered with Velcro.
The ROCKBANDs measure 45cm long and are pretty lightweight at 33g (editor’s note- they are also listed at 23g elsewhere on Granite’s website… either way, they’re not heavy!). ROCKBANDs retail for $6.99 USD, and they come in Black, Red, Blue, Green or Orange. They are currently available through Granite Design’s website.