**Please note these bags are made-to-order and the current lead time is roughly 8 weeks to complete**
A smaller sibling to the Goldback, the Piccolo Short Flap is BXB’s take on a mid-capacity transverse handlebar and saddle bag. This 11W size (there is a smaller 9.5W size) is the same size as the Piccolo Large in the past and can pack away 18L of capacity, or exactly 24 750ml bottles worth of wine, plus the two size pockets for meats, cheeses and other antipasti! While we call it a short-flap, rest assured its lid is amply sized for tightening down an overflowing bag. It has a removable dowel at the base of the bag to prevent it from folding over the head tube or, on the rear, keep it away from the back of the thighs when used with foam spacers. The bag is meant to be run rack-less though can easily work with small rack platforms and ‘pec deck’ minimal rack setups. Please reference the info chart for dimensions and clearance requirements in photos here, the 'info' section on the website or reach out if you have any questions.
See dimensions and sizing information HERE.
Standard features & upgrade:
Stock: Two full length side pockets that can lay flat or expand up to 2”.
Upgrade (+$15) to an additional front stretch mesh pocket (see photos). It’s 4 ½” deep and the width of the main compartment. This nice mesh fabric is from Ecopak and is heavier duty 4-way stretch and is great against abrasion. It's pretty expensive and I use two layers of it & I also need to alter the bag pattern to incorporate the mesh into a fold and finish it off with a top stitch.
Approximate minimum clearances: (see sizing info-graphic here)
**NOTE rack-less heavy loads on bumpy tracks could experience tire rub/buzz for setups with bare minimum clearance**
Rack-less front: handlebar clamp down to tire w/ 2 pair ½” foam spacers: +9.5
Rack-less rear: saddle loops down to tire: 9”
Rack/platform support; handlebar/saddle loops down to platform: 5-7" (foam spacers can be used to adjust fit on handlebars)
Voile Nano 9” straps
6 foam spacer blocks, 1/2” thick. Die cut in house from high density foam.
¾” strap with cam buckle to attach the lower part to the headtube/seatpost.
Need to Know:
Strapping the bag tightly to the handlebars/stem faceplate can cause abrasion - different faceplates and bolts can rub in different ways - so consider the foam spacers to give some space between.
The bag does not claim to be fully waterproof. However, I do my best to weather-proof the bags 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.