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Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by K1100T » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:37 pm

A review of the new Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag is up on bikepacking.com. Looks really trick, if a bit spendy...

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Richpips » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:45 pm

Looks like a well thought out bit of kit.

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:17 pm

Yes looks very good, I have the porcelain rocket seat pack and it’s superb. What I particularly like about this the minimal fitting which remains when you don’t have the bag attached. The mini rack on the PR is a little faffy to remove so I just leave the it attached all the time.
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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:22 pm

In a world of copycat products, it's good to see that Eric can still innovate.

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:31 pm

In a world of copycat products, it's good to see that Eric can still innovate.
Isn't that a very similar system to the one employed by Carradice? :wink:
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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Dave Barter » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm

I lol’d a bit at the Ortelieb advert that popped up as I am looking for something to replace mine which suffered strap clasp failure. I like the idea of reducing highly stressed clasps. I’m in.
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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:19 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm
I lol’d a bit at the Ortelieb advert that popped up as I am looking for something to replace mine which suffered strap clasp failure. I like the idea of reducing highly stressed clasps. I’m in.
Happened to mine too Dave... Came with 5 year warranty and I was still in the first 5 months so had its swapped over (by Rutlands or Tritons). Now I just make sure I tighten first and then clasp it after (ie. Don't tighten the straps whilst clasp is clipped in) and seems to be working well

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Dave Barter » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:19 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:55 pm
I lol’d a bit at the Ortelieb advert that popped up as I am looking for something to replace mine which suffered strap clasp failure. I like the idea of reducing highly stressed clasps. I’m in.
Happened to mine too Dave... Came with 5 year warranty and I was still in the first 5 months so had its swapped over (by Rutlands or Tritons). Now I just make sure I tighten first and then clasp it after (ie. Don't tighten the straps whilst clasp is clipped in) and seems to be working well
What's the thinking behind this Shaf, is it a Ortilieb recommendation? My clasp failed in an area where there was no strap contact so I'm not sure friction would have been a factor?
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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:08 am

Nah... aftrr it failed and the store replaced it... I just put some thought into how id been using it. Hence stopped (tightening the straps after plugging em together) how i thought id been using and ensured when I'm clamping it I'm taking up all the slack with my hand/arm...

Personally i think its just a bad/weak design (of clasp) which doesn't like to be tugged and pulled and watNot all at the same time.... Must be a regular occurance as they sell the clasps (AFAIR) as aftermarket aswell... Besides, I think I read that one of your Ortlieb bags gave up on the TDR which tells me their bikepacking sruff is probably not as robust as their standard panniers...

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Ian » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:59 pm

As an aside;
Perhaps the most pivotal milestone was in 2013 when Revelate Designs launched the Terrapin, the first waterproof saddle bag to use a modular holster system for quickly detachable, off-bike packing and unpacking.
Wildcat launched the Tiger in 2012, also a waterproof saddle bag to use a modular holster system for quickly detachable, off-bike packing and unpacking. Just sayin’ :wink:

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:50 am

Wildcat launched the Tiger in 2012, also a waterproof saddle bag to use a modular holster system for quickly detachable, off-bike packing and unpacking. Just sayin’
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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by FLV » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:40 am

Indeed, I thought it was early but couldn't find the old timeline that used to be on the wildcat site.

Anyway, those that know...know.

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Ian » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:23 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:50 am
And so you should Ian.
FLV wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:40 am
Anyway, those that know...know.
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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:44 pm

Ian wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:50 am
And so you should Ian.
FLV wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:40 am
Anyway, those that know...know.
:wink: :-bd
Can I second both them statements. Someone mistakenly sold me theirs... Will be with me many a year to come (full framebag it is and I even repaired it as it'd seen better days). Amazing piece of kit (I've had a Revelate halfbag.. got an Alpamayo and my other one is an Apidura)... Well done Beth/Ian...

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Richpips » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:36 pm

Coming back to the Spinelock, who stocks these other than bikemonger in the UK?

Ta Rich

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Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:38 pm

Richpips wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:36 pm
Coming back to the Spinelock, who stocks these other than bikemonger in the UK?

Ta Rich
I don't know if Andy at backcountry.scot will have had a delivery yet.

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Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Post by Richpips » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:40 pm

I purchased the 16 litre version from Andy at Backcountry Scot.

https://backcountry.scot/product-catego ... /seat-bags/

My first bit of Revelate kit. Looks to be very well made. Maybe a bit fiddly to line the holes up to mount the bag to the bike.
But I'll live with that as the bag is so stable.

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