Bikepacking is booming and now EVOC offers its own range of bags for the purpose. In addition, the new EVOC ROAD BIKE BAG PRO promises to make travelling with aero, tri and even normal road bikes easier as you won’t have to adjust or even remove your bars.
EVOC ROAD BIKE BAG PRO
While you can obviously fly your road bike around the world in EVOC’s existing BIKE TRAVEL BAG (PRO), the new EVOC ROAD BIKE BAG PRO is designed to make travelling a lot easier. Modern bikes increasingly feature different aero stems and bars with completely internally routed cables, or might even rely on a one-piece cockpit. That often makes disassembly a time-consuming process and in the worst cases, nigh on impossible. The EVOC ROAD BIKE BAG PRO’s unusual shape makes it possible to fit your “normally assembled” cockpit straight into the bag: wheels and pedals off, put the bike on the removable ROAD BIKE STAND mount, stick it all in the bag, done. The bag fits normal bars up to 460 mm wide but flared gravel items are unlikely to fit.
The ROAD BIKE BAG PRO is a hybrid design with a solid base and top and a soft fabric mid-section. This is supported by ribs spaced around the bag which can be removed for more compact storage when not in use. The bag rolls on two fixed wheels and an additional swivelling roller, which can be fixed to the cross-bar at the front of the bag. One final cool feature is the integrated TSA compliant combination lock, the first time EVOC has offered this feature. The bag weighs 11 kg and will be available in autumn for € 795.
EVOC BIKE PACKING BAGS
Up until now, bikepacking bags have been made mainly by small custom companies with only a few larger brands attempting to enter the market. EVOC wants to get in the mix and offers a whole range of bags imagined for both mountain and gravel bike use.
The two highlights in the range are the waterproof SEAT BAG Boa saddlebag, available in three sizes with a 1–3 L volume (S: € 100, M: € 120, L: € 140), and the waterproof HANDLEBAR PACK Boa bar pack, available in two sizes (S: 2.5 L, € 120, M: 5 L, € 140). A particular highlight is the mounting system developed together with Boa which allows the bags to be attached quickly and securely.
The range is completed with the TOP TUBE PACK bag for the top tube (0.5 L: € 35) and two additional universal MULTI FRAME PACK bags (S: 0.7 L, € 40, M: 1 L, € 45). These both feature a slightly different shape and adaptable mounting points. That allows the straps to be positioned according to where on the frame the bag is to be mounted. All three bags are lightly padded, though not waterproof like the saddle- and bar bags.
For more information head to evocsports.com
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Words & Photos: Andreas Maschke