Don’t ask us why it’s named the Ostrich Bag. It’s a classic canvas bicycle saddlebag with traditional Brit styling & it’s considerably more spacious than your typical tool-n-tire bag. Using the optional support bracket, the Ostrich bag does not sway, but stays flat and rigid to hold books, laptop or even a couple Guinness pint cans (just in case). Lash straps on-top hold extra cargo – like a jacket or jersey.
With disaster-proof construction & custom styling options ranging from understated to loco, Rickshaw Bags are whatever you want them to be. Designed and built in San Francisco, these bags are made to endure crappy weather and long days on the streets. The Commuter 2.0 model has been improved to perfectly accommodate your computer and with two-way zippers, it’s unbiased toward righties or lefties. That’s progressive.
The Bent Basket by San Francisco designer Faris Elmasu is a totally utilitarian bike cargo carrier. The sculptural design holds anything you can strap onto it – up to something as heavy as a 12-pack. These custom, handmade racks mount onto standard 700C roadbike wheels. Crafted of aluminum, nylon & vacuum-formed plywood veneer, your precious cargo is held in place by integrated elastic straps.
The cats at Puma partnered with Danish bikebuilders, Biomega, to launch a new series of citybikes. The line of five bicycles – which includes a couple cruisers, BMX, fixie & folding frame model – is not just a colorful brand extension. This strategic collab ensures the bikes ride as great as they look.
Backpack? Bit much. Wicker Basket? Yeah, right. Stuffing your key & cash in your footwear? Risky. Billykirk’s Pouch is the classy alternative. Hand-stitched leather secured to your ride’s frame via three loops with collar buttons – perfect for a paperback, gloves, phone, sunglasses or even a sandwich.
You’re not about to bolt just any old ride to the roof of your beemer are you? BMW’s M division has produced a bike to call their own. With a fine-leather saddle, Shimano SLX gears, Manitou Match suspension fork & anthracite frame, this high-performance cycle will hit the pavement June 2010.
Tired of struggling to read your bike computer while on the road? Polar’s CS500′s two-way rocker switch provides easy navigation & data retrieval even at high speeds. With an over-sized display calculating elevation, ascent & even refueling guidelines – you can re-live the Tour de France with each ride.
Nailed with a DUI, but not ready to lose the sauce? This one is for you. Surly’s Bike Flask holds 6 ounces of your favorite liquid tightly secured to your bike frame. Ride on & be happy.