By popular demand, Silca has released a Grande version of the Mattone Saddle Bag, sizing up to accommodate the extra tools, spares and gels you need to carry on those longer road rides. The “bigger brick” has a 71 cm³ capacity, as opposed to the 36 cm³ capacity of the original (and still available) Mattone. With a Hypalon strap secured via a BOA ratchet, the Silca Mattone Grande is certainly worthy of consideration for those after a neat and tidy storage solution for longer adventure rides.
Silca Mattone Grande Saddle Bag
The standard Silca Mattone saddle pack likely offers sufficient storage space for most road riders on most rides. Its 36 cm³ capacity can accommodate a compact tube, multi-tool, tire lever, CO2 inflator and cartridge, and probably a few personal items too. For those who want to double up on any of those things for extra peace of mind, the Mattone Grande could be the preferred option.
Three road innertubes, two tire levers, the Silca 20-function Venti multitool, a CO2 inflator head, and two cartridges, all fit inside very comfortably with extra room for your credit card, keys, and perhaps even a few gels. You’re a gravel rider? Swap out the three road tubes for two higher volume gravel ones. You’re a mountain biker? Silca tells us the Mattone Grande will accommodate two 29″ x 2.5″ MTB tubes, along with CO2, levers, and multi-tool.
Like the Mattone, the Grande pack is retained by a Hypalon strap with a BOA closure, said to be 15 times stronger than your average Velcro strap. These packs are pretty much guaranteed to stay put. The pack has a water-resistant exterior enclosed with a premium waterproof YKK zipper. The surface interfacing with the saddle rails is padded in order to protect the rails from hard metal objects in the pack.
Pricing & Availability
The Silca Mattone Grande retails at $55 USD and is available now direct from Silca and through their network of dealers.