Myself, like countless cyclists globally have read much saddlebag controversy both here on Roadcc and on many other cyclist forums over the years, but I’d really like to draw attention to a little known product I’d stumbled across when searching for a nice aero bike saddlebag that was just something out of the ordinary from the usual canvas saddlebags on offer.
I really didn’t want to replace my canvas saddlebag once again only to have the Velcro straps wear through and break…. after they’d made a mess of my paint in the process.
I searched and found a company called Cyckit Ltd and was amazed to see they were a mere two and a half hours drive away in Auckland here in New Zealand.
They design & manufacture very stylish injected moulded saddlebags for Road/Gravel/MTB bikes.
I emailed and got an instant response regarding the P1 Aeroclam model fitting my FIZIK Antares saddle. Great customer service!
I ordered the P1 Aeroclam with the smaller X One Tube and Canister bottom section and also the Larger Lower X Two Tube and Canister bottom section for the extra flat security as I ride over 200kms per week to work on busy debris infested roads and have in the past had two punchers in a day!
The order arrived by courier the next day and the Aeroclam was fitted in minutes… and it looks just fantastic!
Very Aero and is the nicest road bike saddlebag option I’ve ever come across on the market.
My bike just appeared cumbersome with the oversized canvas saddlebag hanging [and swinging] from under the seat but now It’s a thing of sleek beauty once again. The hard shelled saddlebag has really made a huge difference aesthetically to the whole bike. It just looks as though it’s supposed to be there…. when it’s noticed.
I have to point it out to friends it’s so discrete and compact.
It’s not actually even a saddlebag as such but a very refined hard shelled integrated substitute.
Best still, it performs as good as it looks and I love the way the bottoms can be swapped out in seconds.
Just a very well thought out piece of kit that’s everything it’s supposed to be.
It’s everything that canvas saddlebags aren’t but should be.
It was the many Cyckit facebook Independent Reviews that sold me. These are genuine customers expressing their thoughts on the products and service.
Check Cyckit out at www.cyckit.com
Thanks, Phill Easther,
Tauranga, New Zealand