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bike commute backpack
#1
Can you please suggest few brands for commuting backpacks? It has to look nice & stylish and fit 16" mac. Thanks
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#2
What's your budget?
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015) & Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
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#3
Under $100 would be perfect. But I am willing to splash more with quality product. Do you have something on your mind?
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#4
2 Wheel Gear has nice, practical & top quality pannier backpacks. You can easily convert them backpack <--> pannier. Those backpacks however cost from $149 to $179. I'd say that it's worth the price tag though. Or do you want a simple backpack?
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015) & Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
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#5
At first, simple backpack (waterproof and blah blah) was the plan but you and few other articles made me reconsider. Only downside - I do not have a rear mount bike rack nor front one. In that case I might have to start with buying a rack Big Grin
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#6
Do you have a fixie or other type of bike?

You can also take a look at bags that have handlebar mount. I personally have never had one and have some doubts about the stability aspect considering weight distribution on the handlebar. How it affects steering etc.
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015) & Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
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#7
urban bike with dropbars, but I gave thought and def wouldn't want to add carrier. Handlebar bags seem bit odd to be frank but still it's an option to consider. Aren't they intended more for touring?
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#8
Yes, I've seen handlebar bags mostly on touring bikes, but it doesn't mean that bike commuters don't use them. How about this one? Should be a close fit for 16" mac, 20L capacity. It's even presented as "bike commuting bag". There's also a video in the description.

https://www.twowheelgear.com/collections/handlebar-trunk-frame-and-seat-packs/products/dayliner-box-bag
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015) & Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
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#9
cool thanks. I will look into that in a day or few, currently on the road.
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#10
Thumbs up, keep me updated!
Merida Scultura 5000 (2015) & Merida Big Nine 400 (2019)
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