|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.