Mountain Feedbag Storage Bag Review

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Description:

Mount Type Price Ht Wd Len Weight Vol
Right Handed Mount $30.00 6 in. 4.25 in. 3.5 in. 64 g 80 cu.in.
Left Handed Mount $30.00 6 in. 4.25 in. 3.5 in. 64 g 80 cu.in.

Manufactuer Link: http://epicrideresearch.com/index.php

On a recent trip to Oakridge, Oregon I was introduced to an unexpectedly useful product for carrying food and supplies. The Mountain Feedbag is a storage bag that mounts in between the handlebar and the stem. It is secured on both the stem and bar and is anchored on the fork as well. It is quite big at 80 cubic inches and it has storage outside the bag as well with nets with elastic openings.

This is basically a saddle bag replacement since it can store food, tools and accessories. The main problem with saddle bags is they are hard to access during the ride and can thus be inconvenient for storing food. The other similar product is the Bento Box which sits on the top tube. The Bento Box seems quite popular with roadies and endurance riders despite its unfashionable appearnace.

So what’s good about the Mountain Feedbag? I believe it’s a novel design and it’s very versatile. First, the location of the bag is counter-intuitive since it looks like it will get in the way of steering or out of the saddle efforts. But after several rides in different conditions, it really is out of the way. It is easy to install and is quite secure.

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  • adam says:

    Hey Fran-dawg,

    Question – which maybe is a moot point because it really depends on what you put in the bag, but how did the added weight at the front of the bike change handling? It seems like it might be an issue with “heavier” items like water bottle and camera.

    And the bag sits on one side – did you feel you had to compensate for the imbalance with your left arm/right arm over the course of a long ride?

  • Francois says:

    >>Question – which maybe is a moot point because it really depends on what you put in the bag, but how did the added weight at the front of the bike change handling? It seems like it might be an issue with “heavier” items like water bottle and camera.

    No effect at all. I believe the reason is the weight is right at stem. It has very little rotional inertia. Yeah, that’s it.

  • Albee says:

    I have a mountain feedbag, and they rock! Just a lot easier to reach for something in the feedbag vs. having to take off your Camelbak to access it. Also easier than reaching around to a back jersey pocket underneath the Camelbak strap. I carry my camera and a couple of snacks in there.

    100% satisfaction — great product!

  • Brodiegrrl says:

    looks like a good option on epic rides. I’m not sure I’d want something like that there on more technical trails though.

  • Francois says:

    >>looks like a good option on epic rides. I’m not sure I’d want something like that there on more technical trails though.

    Our technical rides are are puny compared to yours!

  • Brandon says:

    I’ve had one for a while now, they are really handy. One of my favorite uses is for my camera on group rides, makes it super easy to get the camera out quickly for shots.

  • Jared H. says:

    The Feedbag simply rocks. If you are going long, it is great to get the weight off of your back, have instant \rolling\ access, and the thing fits so well that you don’t even realize it is there until you need it. An epic ride/adventure racing/touring must have! I have a lefty and righty on my bike for the big days.

  • Francois says:

    >>An epic ride/adventure racing/touring must have! I have a lefty and righty on my bike for the big days.

    Haaa, two feedbags. I never even thought of that. I love these comments. I think I’ll get a the other side to balance the earth.

  • Lane says:

    Nice red grips. Who makes those and where can I find them? Thanks

  • MaxSteel says:

    As to the comments about hitting it with your knee. It can happen, but I would rather hit a nice soft bag, than my cold hard stem. OUCH! I even switched it to my road bike to carry my inner tube. Yikes, did I use a four letter word on mtbr? I must be in the wrong forum!

  • WOW is what I said when I started using mine!! I love it for the simplicity of being able to refuel on the go! I am lucky enough to have a special Cascade Cream Puff 100 logo embroidered on my feedbag, RIGHT ON!!! Here I am at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 with feed bag in place, http://www.dirtragmag.com/gal/showphoto.php?photo=5800&cat=728 Here in WA state we have a ton of tight twisty technical trails and the feed bag, in no way!, interferes with steering or the handling of the bike. The Mountain Feedbag is on my list of Kick Arse Gear!!!

  • Loll says:

    Francis, after seeing you with one at demo a few wks back (you were riding the fuji dualie), and rocking away from all of us, you almost had me sold.

    My Santa Cruz Blur LT2 doesn’t have any bottle mount…and its so inconvenient to carry a camel back for those quickie morning ride before work.

    You really almost had me sold. But then I was at the local dirt jumps today, I really really can not picture myself doing a table top with it….

    Guess I will have to stay thirsty.

  • I so dig mine, worked great on the divide this year… great for on the fly snacks or for carrying a point and shoot camera

  • Stewart says:

    Looks like a great product, ive tried to order two though and no communication, no delivery and now chasing for refund.. Real shame but im posting this around in case others are stuck in the same dissappointing non delivery vortex… I guess another victim of the recession.

  • MB Mike says:

    I saw this product recommended on the LT Leadville 100 yahoo group and wanted two for the race. The problem was I was leaving town in five days to go to Colorado. I emailed Eric on Monday (who happened to be traveling) and he replied that night. Much to my delight, two new feedbags arrived at my office in Arizona from Alaska on Wednesday. Great service and a great product. I can’t wait to use them in the Leadville 100 this Saturday. Thanks Eric!

  • Holt says:

    can this work with a Lefty? I have a carbon “Rush” which only gives me 1 usable bottle cage. I would love to use this?

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