TRUCKEE, Calif. (BRAIN) — If there were any doubt as to QBP’s commitment to the growth of the bike packing market, then its new line — the EXP Series — should dispel that thought.
The line includes what it calls an Anything Cradle, the key component in attaching a dry bag plus a small pouch to a handlebar. The injection-molded cradle includes forged aluminum arms that clamp to the handlebar.
With the Cradle in place, bike packers can attach a dry bag and an easily accessed pouch. The complete system is priced at $149.99. The Cradle with the dry bag will retail for $99.99.
Adding to the line is the EXP Series TopTube Bag. While it’s not waterproof, the bag can be bolted to a variety of Salsa’s 2017 line of bikes. Those bikes come outfitted with what is essentially a water-bottle mount molded into the top tube. The TopTube pack also comes with straps for a universal fit with other bikes. It will retail for $49.99.
Perhaps one of the most important packs for multi-day bike packers is the EXP Cutthroat frame pack. At $119.99 the pack is weather resistant with welded water-resistant zippers. There is an internal divider …read more