Most of us could do without douchebags in our lives; but if you want a smarter way to cart your bike around then the new Douchebag Savage bike bag might just be one you can live with.
Douchebags started out making ski bags in 2012, and the Savage marks their first foray into cycle-specific luggage. They say the design was inspired by the roll cages used in racing cars, and after thousands of hours spent refining the Savage and consulting with professional athletes, the finished product is ready to take any sized bike from road to downhill.
The Roll Cage technology is a patented design, and the parts of the frame fold up into segments so they can be stored neatly when it's not in use. No tools are needed to assemble and disassemble the frame. The Savage is all in all designed to be very packable, and it shrinks to 35% of its full size when fully collapsed and rolled up.
The parts are also interchangeable, with screws used to mount the wheel housing and plastic feet under the bag; meaning any broken parts can easily be replaced. The Douchebags 'hook-up' system allows you to attach other Douchebag products to the bag, so you can travel with a bunch of Douchebags.
The Savage is self-standing, with secure fasteners and a detachable bike block, a detachable fork protector with padded compartments for suspension fork and handlebars, and an internal stash pocket for pedals and tools. You also get integrated wheel compartments, and Douchebags are also launching separate wheel and helmet bags (€129 and €69 respectively) if you need more protection and/or are carrying multiple sets of wheels.
If you think the brand name might suit a friend or relative then it would be a pretty costly joke; the Douchebag Savage is available to pre-order now for €699, and they go on general sale from 28th May. Check out the Douchebags website for more info.
Arriving at road.cc in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of road.cc in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.