Ortlieb ultimate-6 handlebar bag

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Ortlieb ultimate-6 handlebar bag

The bag itself is pretty legit. It's completely rainproof, not too big, not too small. It doesn't require any fancy randorack or decaleurerer to mount. It's pretty sturdy. You can lock the bag onto the bike so that casual thieves don't steal your creme pies.

I HATE the mounting system. This thing uses some awful clunky tension-wire setup to hold onto your handlebars. The cable is ruined once you install it, so there's no switching between bikes without buying a second mount or a replacement wire. It uses these potmetal set screw things to tension the wire, of which I've broken 3 so far.

You can get these optional "handlebar extensions" to mount your light/etc to, but they look bad and snap like a twig.

So while I'd say that the bag itself is pretty good, as an overall product: don't reccomend.

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 15:24