Ibera PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release Commuter Bicycle Bag with Expandable Mini Panniers

Ibera PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release Commuter Bicycle Bag with Expandable Mini Panniers

Ibera PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release Commuter Bicycle Bag with Expandable Mini Panniers
@ The quick-release commuter trunk bag clips on and releases within 3 seconds – no straps required! An integrated hand carrying strap and detachable padded shoulder strap are included for off-road use. The shoulder strap stores easily in a mesh pocket beneath the bag cover. The main compartment offers storage space for books, small laptops, cycling gear or tools. On the outside, there are 2 side pockets with built-in foldaway mini panniers, a rear pocket, an expandable top pouch with external bungee cords, a hand-carry strap, reflective strips and a taillight hanger. A durable carbon-patterned ABS base allows the bag to be set down on wet surfaces, protecting the cargo within. The expandable panniers are the key feature for this bag. They offer additional storage space for extra bicycle tools, accessories, or protective gear when needed. Both panniers open up into an angular shape (the pedal side is shorter in height) so there is extra room for pedaling. Ibera’s PakRak quick-release b

  • Built-in expandable mini panniers
  • Clips on and releases within 3 seconds – no straps required
  • Detachable padded shoulder strap and carrying handle for off-road use
  • 17 L Capacity main compartment (compacted), side and rear pockets, internal mesh pocket, capacity 23 L (expanded)
  • Multiple compartments: zippered top pouch with external bungee cord for additional storage

List Price: $ 75.00

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GMC Denali Flat Bar Road Bike, 700c, Black/Green, Medium/57cm Frame

GMC Denali Flat Bar Road Bike, 700c, Black/Green, Medium/57cm Frame
@ The GMC Denali 700C 21-Speed Road Bike is built around a lightweight aluminum road bike frame. You’ll stop on a dime with the alloy calipers and brake levers and the high-profile alloy Vitesse racing rims look as good as they perform. Shimano Revo shifters allow you to shift with out taking your hands off the handle bars providing safety and confidence. A Shimano derailleur completes the drive train for quick and smooth gear changes. Lastly, this road bike will help you stay hydrated with the included alloy water bottle cage.

  • 21-speed road bike features a lightweight aluminum frame
  • Alloy calipers and alloy brake levers
  • High-profile alloy Vitesse racing rims
  • Shimano derailleur and Shimano Revo shifts makes it easy to change gears quickly and smoothly
  • 700c x 32 tires are well suited for the rigors of city streets

List Price: $ 249.99

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  1. 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Case and Also Fits IB-RA1 Rack:, June 16, 2014
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    M. Kohlman (Minneapolis, MN) –
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    This review is from: Ibera PakRak Clip-On Quick-Release Commuter Bicycle Bag with Expandable Mini Panniers (Sports)
    This review is for an installation on a Mongoose 2.1 26″ Mountain Bike using an Ibera IB-RA1 Rack.

    (First off, for anyone else who is curious about whether this bag will work with the IB-RA1 Seatpost-mounted Carrier; for the record it works well indeed even though the rack is not listed as compatible on Amazon or in the Ibera documentation.)

    I’ve been busy accessorizing a pair of Mongoose Mountain Bikes for Urban Warfare in and around Minneapolis and one of the requirements was a good rack/bag setup that didn’t interfere with the independent rear suspension of the bike.
    And I wanted to be able to stuff a lot of, well, stuff, into a bag should the need arise.

    This bag fits the ticket well, with a large center storage section, expandable top compartment, expandable paniers on each side, and a small compartment in the back. It also comes with a shoulder strap and some elastic webbing on the top.

    Everything seems well constructed, seams seem well-sewn, zippers appear robust (once they have been used a little, like many nylon zippers at first they can be “sticky” until broken in a bit), and the fabric and materials look to be of good quality.

    The spring-loaded clip assembly for attaching to the rack is wonderful. One of the more pleasant surprises was how quickly my Wife and I could bike to the Local Famers Market, lock the bikes into a rack, unclip the bag from the bike and use it as a should bag for shopping. Very much a no-muss, no fuss arrangement and the bag will actually hold a surprising amount of food (I’ve had a watermelon in the main compartment already, which was not something originally on my “requirements” list for a bike bag).

    The panniers work well in this application, and even though there is no place to attach the pannier securing-straps to the frame of my bike (the straps would need to be about 4″ longer to make it to the lower frame) I’ve found that even when pretty full, they don’t interfere with the rear wheel of the bike.

    I do have a few gripes, but all of them are pretty minor:

    * $70 for a bike bag, even a good one like this, seems a bit steep. I’ve got a fully outfitted piece of airplane luggage that has traveled over 250K Miles and around the world twice that cost just $10 more and even though this bag is well made, I don’t see it holding up nearly as well or as long. But since I would probably buy this bag again I guess it would be fair to say I think it is worth the cost somewhat pricey though it is.

    * I would love to see a better setup with the shoulder strap. Currently there is no real way to easily tuck the shoulder strap out of the way when the bag is clipped onto the Ibera Rack and one is in “bike mode”. Right now I stuff it into the webbing on the top of the bag, which works, but not real well, and can be prone to falling out and then becoming a tangle risk for the rear wheel. However one of the real joys of this bag is being able to rapidly unclip the bag from the rack, sling it over one’s shoulder, and quickly go on your merry way. Having to detach the shoulder strap and stuff it into one of the compartments severely hampers that ease-of-use. I just suspect that Ibera could come up with a clever solution here.

    * The plastic base is a glossy fake-carbon-fiber molded plastic and is exceptionally prone to scuffs and scratches. While it looks “cooler” than the textured-finish black plastic base on their smaller IB-BA6 bag (which I also own for my Wife’s Bike) the base on that bag is holding up way better from a looks standpoint than the base on my IB-BA14.

    Because of those minor issues, the bag only gets a 4-star rating from me. But make no mistake, I do think that the Rack/Bag combo set that I have from Ibera is a great one and I almost certainly would buy it again.

    (9/29/2014 UPDATE) After further consideration I’ve bumped this review up to 5 stars. After having used this bag most of the summer and for well over 300 miles of biking I find that it has indeed been a great accessory. If it fits within your budget it definitely well worth having.

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  2. 16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Latch broke in 3 months, January 25, 2014
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    I did love this bag. I even use it when not cycling. However when I went to put the pack on my bike the other day I noticed that it wouldn’t stay on. And to my amazement I realized that the latch had broken off. I have no idea how but it did. The latch is replaceable but I have searched the internets high and low for a source to purchase a replacement latch from. I guess I have to beg Ibera for that piece.

    Update: I contacted Ibera and they sent me a replacement for that piece free of charge.

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  3. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Value Road Bike, February 13, 2016
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    This is a really good value bike for a beginner like me. I’m 5’7″ and got the Small size bike. I can stand over the top bar with about 1/2 inch clearance from my perineum (wearing shoes) and bounce on my heels without tumbling over in pain (wear compression shorts). I had to set the seat a little high so my legs would extend all the way like they’re supposed to, but I think it fits very well. I’ve only taken it out on short rides around the block when I was tuning the brakes and gears, but I found the ride very comfortable. I had to make some adjustments on the gear derailleurs and brakes out of the box, but it was a good learning experience with Youtube videos as a guide. The Decals are all stickers if you don’t like them and would rather peel them off. I wish the forward gear shift had numbers for each of the three gears, but it’s not that big a deal.

    I personally chose this flat handle bar style over the traditional road bike version with the drop bars because I think this style provides greater steering control. Sure you’re not as aerodynamic riding like this, but it’s pretty much a bike for casual road biking not a professional competition bike designed for maximum speed in a relatively straight line.

    Assembly isn’t rocket science, just follow the directions. You will need at least a philips screw driver, adjustable wrench, and an allen wrench set.

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  4. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great bike for the price., April 8, 2016
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    This review is from: GMC Denali Flat Bar Road Bike (Sports)
    This is the second bike of this brand and style that I have purchased and I was hesitant on how to review the product. If im reviewing the bike based on the $200~ price point its a wonderful bike. If I’m reviewing the bike independently of the price I think I would probably pass. This review is more for my original but they’re the same bike so I thought it would be fine.

    Cons:
    -The kickstand lasted only about a month before the plastic completely wore off the bottom resulting in the bike falling if you try to prop it up with the kickstand.
    -Because the bike has fallen it has dramatically loosened the left brake handle and its extremely hard to tighten again
    -The front rim came bent and so when I ride the bike it makes an odd sound. This is kind of unnerving when im riding quickly and it makes me feel like the front wheel will pop off.
    -The gears can be finicky. If you dont get the right combination of gear and tension the gears will make a clunky noise and throw off the chain from time to time.

    Pros:
    -Cheap price point
    -Does what I need for now

    I would assume that these bikes will last probably two years before I would have to purchase new ones so if you can afford the money up front I would suggest buying a more expensive higher quality bike.

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