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Wednesday, March 11

Giant Soft Bag Bike Carrier

Weighing almost 1500g, size 12" x 7" x 6" of Nylon material is the bike carrier bag from Giant made in Taiwan.

The bag consist of;
1 x main bike carrier bag
2 x Compression belt
1 x carrier sling
2 x fork guard
1 x small compression belt

The bag was big enough to fit the Giant Trance XO frame with Old Man Mountain rack. In order to have a proper fit, the handle bar will have to be removed from the stem.

The interior has 3 compartment. 1 small compartment, sufficient enough to store skewers, pedals and a few small tools. There 2 wheel compartment which was able to fit the 26" wheel without deflating the 2.1" tires. For 2.3" tires it need to be deflated before it can be store inside. Inside the wheel compartment there are reinforced PVC pad to prevent the wheel from damaging the bag or vice versa.

The fork sock is able to slip into the 32mm Fox Talas, 36mm fork is also possible.

The overall size of the bag is around 45" long on the topside, 37" on the lower, height 33" and thickness 10.5"

The nice part of the bag is that there are 2 compression straps on the outside so the bike does not rattle inside. However the strap is not thick enough and when you carry the complete bag with bike in it, you will feel comfortable but this can be over come by adding a shoulder strap pad. Another point on the strap hook system it seems to look fragile, on closer observation it is made by YKK, guess it should be alright.
I would prefer the bag is a little lighter around 1kg and below and the pack size should be smaller but all this will compromise the durability of the bag, we would have the see how the bag will hold.

Remember when transporting the bike in such bag, it is best that you remove the rear D together with the hanger, use cable ties to strap down all movable parts. Use bubble wrap of cloth to wrap around the cassette and other protruding ends.

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