**Please Note**  These bags are sold through a monthly pre-order timetable that’s open to 20 units. Orders open at the beginning of the month and close at the end of the month or when all 20 units have been sold. The bags are fabricated the following month and shipped out in the order they were purchased. Keep in mind BXB is a small operation, please allow the entire month to fulfill your order.

 

The Goldback is a tough and versatile camping saddlebag inspired by the British saddlebags of yore. The Goldback attaches to saddle-loops or handlebars, runs rackless, or attaches to support platforms.  It has all the benefits of a traditional saddlebag like quick access to gear and handy side pockets, yet adds features for the modern cycle tourists who venture toward rougher terrain.

 

The capacity of the Goldback Medium is 17 liters, which can be crammed to about 20 liters.

 

The dimensions are 17.5~21.5" wide x 9.5” tall x 7” deep. If you’re running it rackless, handlebar/saddle-loop to top of tire requirement is 11.5 inches, less if you have a rack or fenders. Take a look at the Goldback Info-Graphic for more sizing information.

 

Bag Includes:

  • HDPE rigid liner

  • Two Birch Dowels

  • Two BXB Voile Straps - 15” long, aluminum buckle

  • Two ¾” nylon straps with cam buckles.

  • Extra Rack Molle for strapping bag to rack platforms.

 

There are three fabric options to choose from:

  • Waxed Canvas is durable, water-resistant and wears beautifully. Through the fabric’s natural waxed finish and a HDPE plastic rigid liner, the bag's body is highly water repellent. 

  • X-pac is an extremely abrasion resistant, waterproof, and tear resistant fabric that’s stiffer and lighter than waxed canvas. The outside of the fabric is 500 denier CORDURA® nylon or 10oz cotton canvas that is fused to a waterproof, x-patterned interior layer. The X-pac version of the Goldback has an additional liner on the interior of the bag.

  • CORDURA® nylon is quick drying, highly water repellent and has excellent resistance to fading, abrasion, rot and mildew. It’s also lightweight but not as stiff as X-pac. The CORDURA® version of the Goldback has an additional liner on the interior of the bag.

 

Goldback Features:

  • Expandable long-flap lid adds 5-10 liter dry-bag capacity.

  • Plenty of strap points on the back of the bag to attach to stem/head-tube on the front or seatpost on the back.

  • Lash to rack platforms with two strips of webbing on underside of bag.

  • Overall dimensions are 17.5~21.5 ”W x 9.5”H x 7”D. Main compartmetn dimensions 13.5"W x 9.5"H x 7"D.

  • 2 side pockets, 1L each (fits two 16oz cans)

  • External lower dowel sleeves in rack webbing (see photos) which helps prevent the bag from folding over the head tube, which reduces sway, increases rigidity and tire clearance.

  • Hypalon panel on underside and back at all attachment points. Very good against abrasion.

  • Interior liner is 400 denier waterproof-coated packcloth, or for $10 more you can have X-pac.

  • Weight of bag, rigid liner & two dowels,

    • Waxed Canavs 2lbs. 8oz.

    • X-Pac/Cordura 2lb-2.2oz

  • Fabric, Straps, Buckles made in U.S.A.

  • Sewn in Atlanta, GA

 

Goldback Need to Knows:

  • Strapping the bag tightly on the handlebars to a stem's faceplate can cause abrasion - different faceplates and bolts can rub in different ways - so consider the foam spacers to give some space between.

  • If you plan on running a front rack for support, some recommended options are Nitto Mark's, Simworks Obento or the Potluck.

  • If using 15" Voile straps on saddle attachment, you'll need to wrap the strap an additional time around the dowel so the holes align with the buckle.

  • The bag does not claim to be fully waterproof. However, I do my best to weather-proof bag through material choice and construction. If you need items to be fully-waterproof, use lightweight & affordable dry bags.

  • When attached to handlebars like drop bars or flat/riser MTB bars, cable and hose lengths may need to be adjusted.

  • Fabric may be scruffed/wrinkled, and/or have pencil marks due to the assembly process. There's nothing wrong with the fabric, apply heat to restore color on waxed canvas and the pencil marks are water soluble so they will fade away in time.

Goldback Medium $230

$230.00Price
  • Ordering & Shipping

    These bags are sold through monthly pre-order timetable that’s open to 20 units. Orders open at the beginning of the month and close at the end of the month or when all 20 units have been sold. The bags are fabricated the following month and shipped out in the order they were purchased. Keep in mind BXB is a small operation, please allow the entire month to fulfill your order.