Looking for the right bag for your commute? Well, I was too until the Front Runner came along.
Our Front Runner is a rack/basket specific bag perfect for the daily commuter, gravel grinder, adventure cyclist or commuter. I've personally used the Front Runner on a number of bike tours as well as many different gravel grinding mountain rides. This bag has my heart, and I would love to share my love for it with y'all.
Right now, we are offering our stock bags at a 20% discount. Take advantage of this awesome deal and start rolling in style! This deal is only available for our stock selection of Front Runners and won't last long. Don't say I didn't warn ya!
Some of my favorite features of the Front Runner includes its versatility between front/rear racks, its ever expanding carrying capacity and its flap lid closure with dual closure straps. When we designed the Front Runner (back in August 2014) we had the notion in mind of taking our Anything Pack design and converting it into a front rack bag. Voila, the Front Runner was born. What we didn't foresee was how versatile this compact rack bag would be. Our initial intention was to fill a need and a space up front. After years of use and abuse, we found that the Front Runner works equally as well as a rear rack bag (AKA Rear Runner). All you need are a set of Saddle Loops or a saddle with the loops already attached like most Touring Specific Saddles.
This bag is made of a 1000D Cordura Brand shell, 420D floating Rip Stop water resistant liner and YKK buckles and hardware. The majority of the material is made in the USA along with the webbing, trim, buckles and hardware. We do our best as conscious consumers and try to support USA made businesses as much as possible.
The combination of outdoor fabrics along with mil-spec webbing and durable buckles makes for a unique product that is guaranteed to last. Heck, check out our warranty page for more info!
A snippet about the author:
Back in 2010, I completed my first bike tour from San Francisco all the way down to Los Angeles. At the time, I was 19 years young and roaming around the West Coast in search of who knows what. Little did I know that bike touring was exactly what I was in search of -- the feeling of endless freedom found under my arse. I was young, bold and rather dumb. All I knew about bike touring was that you spend your days pedaling and eating. What I didn't know was the real fun happens when you arrive at camp. At that time, I was unaware of the hiker/biker campsites all along the California Coast. Instead of spending my evenings comfortable and nestled around a fire, I spent them in stress as I stealth camped in any seemingly open and safe space. Sleeping with one eye open under bridges, hidden in farm fields, next to the train tracks and off the highway where ever it seemed safe. Little did I know that for a small $5-$10 fee you can rest well with clean bathrooms, hot showers and the company of other fine bike touring folk. Sometimes, the best lessons learned are through the struggles. What doesn't break ya, makes ya!
Needless to say, since then, I've had many fantastic, fun, safe and positive tours. 'Til next time!
"It's not about the destination but how much you can carry there."