Wide Rando Bag
If the British were into front rack bags, they might have made something like this. We took the traditional saddlebag and reconfigured to fit on a rando rack. The result is a duffel bag shape with a big expandable opening and off-the-bike “carryability”. This bag works well for bulky cargo such as a change of clothes, jacket and lunch. Since it’s a front transverse bag, I wouldn’t recommend over-loading it with extra-heavy items. Also, wider drop bars are needed for proper side clearance (see photos).
Our Wide Rando mounts securely to the rack without adding a decaleur...avoiding complexity, expense and weight. We achieved a tight bag/rack interface by:
- slanting the back of bag to match the rack tombstone angle.
- heavy duty velcro straps that cinch tightly around rack rails.
- feeding bottom straps through stiff leather sleeves.
- a wraparound stiffener—held under tension—that applies pressure against rack.
This bag is sized to fit the Nitto M-12 rack, Nitto Mark’s rack, Velo Orange and other *similarly sized* Randonneur style front racks. Non-standard sized mini racks and other rack styles will NOT mount securely. Please contact me with any fit questions before purchase.
Please note: In the process of improving our products, we occasionally make running changes. Actual item may slightly vary from what is shown in the photos.
- MARTEXIN "ORIGINAL WAX" waxed cotton canvas—or—FAIRFIELD WATER REPELLENT cotton canvas. American manufacturer since 1838.
- HERMANN OAK "ENGLISH BRIDLE" premium leather vegetable-tanned from U.S. hides. American manufacturer since 1881.
- SCOVILL DOT® Turn Buttons, military/marine approved, nickel plated brass. American manufacturer since 1802.
- 2 side pockets with DOT® COMMON SENSE™ Turn Buttons
- Removable, HIDDEN STIFFENER helps prevent sagging
- EXPANDABLE 360° COLLAR extends main compartment capacity
- TOP D-RINGS to lash a jacket or Sunday paper
- SIDE D-RINGS to attach optional Shoulder Strap
- REPLACEABLE velcro rack straps included
- Dimensions (main compartment): 11"w x 8"h x 7"d (28 x 20 x 18 cm)
- Dimensions (inc. pockets): 15"w x 8"h x 7"d (38 x 20 x 18 cm)
- Capacity: 9 L
- Weight (unwaxed, incl. straps/stiffener): 26 oz (737 g)