Arkel Tail Rider Trunk Bag Arkel Bike Bags

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $109.00

Product Description

People sure are vocal about what they want - and it suits us just fine! Arkel has designed what might be the sleekest trunk bag available. A single glance shows how different it is: sleek, uncluttered and aerodynamic. The Tail Rider is fully insulated, has an immense opening, many internal pockets and a divider to keep the content from shifting around. Waterproof zippers keep a sudden rain outside, but for longer rides the Tail Rider has an integrated rain cover. That's sweet! A built-in expansion bellow will stretch for more carrying capacity when needed.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jesse D Smith a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2010

Strengths:    low profile, roomy when it needs to be roomy, compact when it needs to be compact, weather proof, rain cover, quality zippers.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I bought this based on Arkel's reputation and other positive reviews. I have had taller, boxy trunk racks that carry a lot, but sway back and forth, are not rain proof, have small, cheap zippers, and do affect the bike's handling in high crosswinds. The Tailrider solved all these problems. It sits low on the rack so I can open the lid without it hitting the saddle. I especially like how the lid has an expansion bellow increasing it's carrying capacity when you need it, but keeping it low profile when it's empty. The fuzzy part of the velcro on the bag is nice and wide allowing you to secure the straps at what ever angle you want. The rain cover is stashed in a good out-of-the-way location when not in use.

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Favorite Ride:   general commuting

Price Paid:    $99.00

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Similar Products Used:   Jandd, Blackburn

Bike Setup:   Fuji Touring frame, 700c wheels, Shimano 8-speed IGH, Pletscher Athlete rack, Planet Bike Cascadia fenders, Shimano cantilever brakes

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