Custom Frame Bag
Custom Frame Bag
ORDERING A CUSTOM FRAME BAG? COMPLETE YOUR KIT AND RECEIVE FREE GEAR! DETAILS BELOW...
CURRENT CUSTOM BAG LEAD TIME: APPROXIMATELY 2-3 WEEKS!
Our custom-tailored frame bags fit your frame perfectly, and are great for everything from short town rides to multi-month epics. Utilize that empty space and quit the backpack!
- Tailored fit for clean lines on any frame
- Hardtail or full-suspension versions
- Extremely durable zipper
SPECIAL DEAL: Buying a custom frame bag? Complete your kit and receive a free Tapeats or Honaker accessory bag! Build a cart with a complete kit (minimum: custom frame bag, Entrada handlebar bag, Coconino OR Black Dragon seat bag), add a Tapeats or Honaker to your cart, and use one of the following codes at checkout to receive the free gear: KitFreeTapeats OR KitFreeHonaker Good only on single-order full kits (i.e., no building the full kit over multiple orders).
Get the weight off your back and onto your bike with a frame bag! Frame bags aren't just useful on long trips, but for everyday rides as well, carrying your tools, tube, pump, rain jacket, and lunch with ease. Here at Bedrock, we use frame bags on every personal bike, full-time.
Our custom bags are tailored to fit customers' frames, one by one, using templates. We can make bags for hardtails and full-suspension rigs, reclaiming the lost space inside your frame's front triangle. Our bags utilize VX21 or VX42 ripstop ("X-Pac") fabric on the sides and a true 1680 ballistic nylon (beware of cheap imitations!) on the spine - each fabric is chosen for its unique wear characteristics and location of usage. Each bag is tailored with top-notch craftsmanship, resulting in a fit that's beaten by none. Highly water-resistant zippers, a padded spine, and a hydration hose/earbuds port finish out each bag.
It should be noted that some of the other full-triangle bags out there that purport to fit many different frames, while functional, have a much less-tailored fit - nothing is custom unless it's actually custom!
So, IMPORTANT: Before you click that "Add to Cart" button, just realize this will not be a 3-day turnaround. If you'd like, contact us to talk about your desired frame bag. We may need to build your bag from a template we already have, which can take a little while. Or, maybe your bike is something new to us, and we'll work with you to get a template rolling. (For video instructions on how to make a template, click here!) Colors include black, red, blue, grey, dark camo, olive green, coyote brown, and white. We can split the color above and below the zipper; different colors on different sides of the bag - you choose! NOTE: If you need to make a template for us, please follow the directions linked above. The more accurate your template, the nicer your frame bag will fit. If you make the template poorly, your new frame bag will fit poorly!
MODELS AND OPTIONS
Models: 1-Pocket: A full-size pocket on the drive side, with a single zipper. 2-Pocket: A full-size pocket on the drive side, plus a full-triangle map sleeve on the non-drive side, each with a single zipper. The 2-Pocket's map sleeve is great for flat items, but also for small items that you don't want to lose in the main pocket.
Options: All of our frame bags include full padded spines and hydration hose ports. We offer additional options for folks looking for even more utility. Once you choose your bag model and add it to the cart above, click here to view and choose options including Internal MOLLE System, Internal Pocket, or Internal Divider.
Bolt-on: We can and have made bolt-on frame bags, including the one that helped Black Cat win 2016 NAHBS Best of Show. However, we don't offer them to the general public outside of Durango. Due to our exacting build method for this style of bag, we need to have the bike itself present to ensure proper fit at the mounting locations. The way we build bolt-on bags includes: 1) very precise mounting locations (single holes, not oval slots), 2) rigid (not flexible) plastic spine material, and 3) full padded fabric sleeves for the spine. This way, no water can enter the bag through the mounting points, the bag holds its shape, and you have contents padding and see no plastic when you open the bag. Essentially, while there are other ways of building a bolt-in bag that allow room for error (and would allow us to offer them to all our customers), they are functionally and cosmetically inferior to our frame bags with straps - and we've never been interested in offering an inferior product. For local Durango customers, bolt-on bags start at $250.
Weight: Varies depending on bag size, but generally between 8-14oz. We make most bags 2.5" wide, but can do 3" wide for fatbikes; just specify 3" wide in the notes on your order. Made in Colorado, USA.
HOW TO USE
Installing and using a frame bag seems pretty obvious, but it isn't always as simple as it appears. Here's some important info:
Install your frame bag by fastening the velcro straps around the frame tubes. IMPORTANT: Don't overtighten! We have seen several users stretch the side panels taut, literally wrapping the spine of the bag partially around the frame tubes. In extreme cases, this can lead to destructive forces on the bag. Ensure that the frame bag sits evenly inside all frame tubes, with the spine of the bag natually relaxed. The seams at the edges of the side panels should be nice, smooth lines, not stretched into "peaks" at the velcro straps. Properly installed and empty, your frame bag will be almost a little loose in the triangle.
As you can see in the last photo above, there are two different straps on the top-front of the bag. One is sewn into the seam, and one is a velcro loop through bartacked webbing. For most bikes, use the sewn-in strap, and simply remove the velcro loop. If, however, you are using a Dakota tank bag (or another brand's similar bag) and the Dakota strap interferes with your frame bag strap, fold the sewn-in strap under the top tube and use the velcro loop instead.
Using your frame bag is indeed pretty simple. Just load and ride! Keeping heavier items in the bottom of the bag makes sense for good bike handling. To ensure long life for your bag, don't overstuff it. If you are squeezing just that last item in there and the zipper doesn't want to close, try loosening the straps a bit - this can "relax" the bag and the zipper may close easily.
This item ships USPS Priority Mail and arrives at most Lower 48 locations in 2-4 business days. We ship internationally to select countries via USPS Priority International (6-10 days). (Remember that depending on what bike you have/bag you want, actual production of the bag may take up to three months in peak season!).