...with good intentions. Discuss road riding, commuting, routes, etc.
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Postby Matt.t » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:37 am

Hey y'all - been commuting and need a new backpack. The one I have is fine for hailing things, but the straps are too close together. Meaning, it is damn tight on my arms and the base of my neck. Any ideas on a backpack that has a wider distance between the straps or maybe a backpack made for 'big' folks?

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Re: Commuting

Postby Jones » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 am

Not a direct answer to your question but when I lived close enough to commute i used a rear rack and panniers. Found for me I showed to work less sweaty and the rear rack setup acted as a rear fender saving me from the occasional shit streak.

Closer to a direct answer have you looked at using a messenger type satchel vs back pack?

Good luck I wish I lived close enough or had the time to commute.
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Re: Commuting

Postby Matt.t » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:47 am

Thanks man. My commute is 11.75 miles in the am and somewhere between 14 and 17 on the way home.

My wife bought me a really nice and expensive chrome bag, but I was never able to keep it from sliding / flopping around while riding. I still have it, so I'll give it a try.

Funny, I've been searching for pictures or a video about how to properly use a messenger bag with no luck. It must just be that easy.

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Re: Commuting

Postby mt_biker » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:42 am

I use an Osprey Momentum 32 ... 2_792.html

I commute once or twice a week (33 miles round trip) and have been using it for a couple of years.

It's been a great back and still looks brand new.


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Re: Commuting

Postby ssotaku » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:24 pm

I rarely carry it when I commute (I prefer stashing all my shit in my rack top bag), but I have a Banjo Brothers Commuter backpack that is designed for cycling (has pretty wide straps, and sits lower on the back) and would recommend, assuming you are okay with just one cavernous compartment (plus a few small outboard pockets) and no internal dividers. I use mine all the time and it has lasted for several years. ... ck-medium/

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