GEARTESTING [EDC] Tactical Bicycle bags

JasonGrace

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I am in a few facebook groups with 50,000+ cycling/bikepacking/camping groups. I think if I take the set up I have now and share it, maybe do a giveaway in the groups it could start generating enough interest to merit developing a line of bags specific to the desire of the market. I know many people who would rather have a tactical bag than a multi colored crazy hipster bag. But, that is what most of the big companies are offering. Ortlieb, Apidura, and Revelate are the closest bags I can find to what I would like but they all lack certain things that we could bring to the table.
 
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The bicycle bag market is a pretty saturated one. I have to say, the molle panel that drapes over an existing rack is a unique, and imo good, idea, but between traditional touring, bikepacking, and random low end bags, I'm just not sure that there is room in the market to make a good business case. Good luck either way. I'll be paying attention!
 

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The bicycle bag market is a pretty saturated one. I have to say, the molle panel that drapes over an existing rack is a unique, and imo good, idea, but between traditional touring, bikepacking, and random low end bags, I'm just not sure that there is room in the market to make a good business case. Good luck either way. I'll be paying attention!
This is a good point! The reason we didn't start this market is too many cheap bags in this market already, we need to consider about it.
 

JasonGrace

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The bicycle bag market is a pretty saturated one. I have to say, the molle panel that drapes over an existing rack is a unique, and imo good, idea, but between traditional touring, bikepacking, and random low end bags, I'm just not sure that there is room in the market to make a good business case. Good luck either way. I'll be paying attention!
I love that idea for the molle cover. It seems like it would be an absolute no brainer. And agree that the market does have a bunch of bag manufacturers. I get asked about my bags all the time, online and riding. I don’t know that it’s a pointless endeavor though, I didn’t know OneTigris when I bought my dogs harness. Now I also have a Bushcraft Tarp, an Airsoft Helmet case, couple edc bags, and a water bottle carrier from them.
I believe in the quality job they are doing and the price they are offering it at, I paid $60 for a small little pouch that rides behind my stem.
It’s bull crap. These $300 handlebar bags that aren’t hand made in Sweden don’t merit the money. People want to get out and ride, and they want to carry things with them, these companies with astronomical prices that don’t carry a great service after the sale should be allowed to go to the wayside.
 

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This is a good point! The reason we didn't start this market is too many cheap bags in this market already, we need to consider about it.
as if there are no cheap tarps available anywhere?

you sell because you have the opportunity to offer something different and unique, something with the quality we expect from 1TG.
 
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as if there are no cheap tarps available anywhere?

you sell because you have the opportunity to offer something different and unique, something with the quality we expect from 1TG.
Yes, since there are lots cheap products in the market, we need to make something unique that people would buy it, we develop sturdy products, which means we cannot do that cheap, however, some people might just like cheap products (compare to sturdy, unique, a little bit higher price). So we are seeking a balance point, working on it!
 

Andy Z.

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For the MOLLE panel, based on the last the sample we sent to you long ago. Is there has any thing need to be changed?
1. I remember merely 2 velcro straps can't make it sturdy on the rear of the bike. still need some cords to fasten it.
2. And 4 D-rings on the top. What they are for?
3. Also the length on both sides needs to be extended.
@Sandspoor
 
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Sandspoor

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For the MOLLE panel, based on the last the sample we sent to you long ago. Is there has any thing need to be changed?
1. I remember merely 2 velcro straps can't make it sturdy on the rear of the bike. still need some cords to fasten it.
2. And 4 D-rings on the top. What they are for?
3. Also the length on both sides needs to be extended.
@Sandspoor
This is kinda where all communications stopped, the last time...

Yea the velcro straps will have to be re-thinked, but this is a small change.
The sides can be extended and would allow more options.
The 4 d rings were to allow the fixture of bungy-cords to secure a small suitcase/ helmet/ raincoat or whatever.

if and when you get serious about this again we can get into detail about changes.
 

JasonGrace

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I have a touring bike with a pannier set on the rear, the rack is rated for 45 pounds. From what I've read frame failure is most prevalent on the bikes with the load on the rack, rather than attached to the bike frame itself.
Which is where the bikepacking craze is focused, using the bike frame as the rack and mounting the weight in ways that allow the bike to best carry it.
My mountain bike is a cross country style without suspension allowing 2.4 tires or a skinnier road/ type tire
We can develop a MOLLE panel for the rear first and design different pouches which you can attach on it. so users can set it up in different style. I made a simple sketch here. what u think about?
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If you use this design it would be important to avoid pedal strike. Many Pannier designs put the bags at an angle to allow room for your heel. With the picture provided if you took the crank arm back to where it was level with the pedal then put a size 12 shoe on it every rotation would clip the bag.
 

JasonGrace

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I have a touring bike with a pannier set on the rear, the rack is rated for 45 pounds. From what I've read frame failure is most prevalent on the bikes with the load on the rack, rather than attached to the bike frame itself.
Which is where the bikepacking craze is focused, using the bike frame as the rack and mounting the weight in ways that allow the bike to best carry it.
My mountain bike is a cross country style without suspension allowing 2.4 tires or a skinnier road/ type tire

If you use this design it would be important to avoid pedal strike. Many Pannier designs put the bags at an angle to allow room for your heel. With the picture provided if you took the crank arm back to where it was level with the pedal then put a size 12 shoe on it every rotation would clip the bag.
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