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PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:59 pm

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by barney » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:28 pm

cheers for the heads up Stu, just ordered myself a small treat for xmas! :D
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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Zoglug » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:34 pm

I almost pulled the trigger on a possum and a large fuel tank......but stopped myself!

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by drain » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:54 pm

I couldn't - g'day, li'l Possum!

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Wotsits » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:11 pm

Small Fuel Tank for me, no black left so settled on Steel..

Had a problem with the online checkout page though, so had to ring them up & order over the phone :?

Thanks for the heads-up, been waiting ages for these to come back in stock & had already asked Father Christmas for a Revelate Designs one!

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Post by Ben98 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:56 pm

Just orgered an orange stem cell :D
and was gonna get a possum as well but i'll need a large and at that size its gonna cost as much for a custom one as a one size fits all :/
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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Wotsits » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:51 pm

There's a Revelate Designs Stem Cell type thingy on fleabay at the moment..

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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:15 pm

Possum for me, been wanting something similar for ages but never found the right thing (and I was too lazy to design my own!)

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by jameso » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:07 pm

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I do like the new strap system on the Possum and fuel pod. Not necessarily better but quite adaptable for different frames if that's important.

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Post by composite » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:22 pm

Managed to order what was possibly the last orange stem cell, tried to get 2 but only 1 left in stock.

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Talking of Christmas presents...

Post by alpnick » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:42 am

If there are any special requests for more stock before Christmas, then let me know....nick AT alpkit com.
There is more being made anyway but if everyone wants Flo orange then we might as well make a load of those rather than a mix of colors.

Frame Bags (plus fatbike versions, for those lucky enough to have a new 29+ ti lying around ;) ). Can still be ordered for a pre Christmas delivery, unfortunately a perfectly working bit of software for creating drop down option for the product just decided not to work. Just give us a ring and we can work out the rest.

Please, please give us feed back on the attachment system. We are convinced by it as it so adaptable, and more stable as you can get the attachment to the frame in the place that you want it, not where we put it.

Anyway talking of Christmas presents, for anyone out riding this month, as i'm assuming no one found a bottle of whisky I stashed at the WRT???? well this might help SH73759190 uprooted tree.

Have a good one

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Zoglug » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:46 am

Seeing the possum on a bike, I really like the look of it, but I'm curious as to how useful it will be, can you get much stuff in there?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:14 am

plus fatbike versions, for those lucky enough to have a new 29+ ti lying around
I'm not allowed to keep it, it has to go back ;)
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Post by Taylor » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:17 am

Try SN Nick. :roll:

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Post by alpnick » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:26 am

Wales is big place easy to get GR wrong and lose a bike ;)

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Taylor » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:30 am

Or were you planning on selling Packrafts soon? ;)

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Post by Adrian Brewster » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:40 am

Oooooh, now that is a good idea! Alpkit budget priced white water packraft with purpose designed bikeraftpacking gear. Sod the bottle of whisky that would be a really great Christmas present for next year.

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by u02sgb » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:40 pm

@alpnick - Any updates on when you think the Kanga/Y Fronts might be online? I'm thinking of this for Xmas but will probably buy one myself next year if they're not going to be available.

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Lughnasadh » Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Also the new teeny totty gas stove from Alpkit - https://www.alpkit.com/products/kraku

Excited about how light and small this stove is. Unfortunately still needs a comparatively mahoosive canister to use it : (

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Post by composite » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:17 pm

Lughnasadh wrote: Excited about how light and small this stove is. Unfortunately still needs a comparatively mahoosive canister to use it : (
It's not that small and light. ;)
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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:23 pm

Not wishing to p*** on the parade but that stove looks the same as various alternatives e.g.

http://www.fieldandtrek.com/karrimor-x- ... 012-787169

Is it any different / better / cheaper? Fair play to Alpkit looking to provide a bit of "one-stop-shopping" though.

Not sure what the issue with the cannister is, certainly when compared to any other gas stove. Go meths and pop-can / Stu's tiny burners if you want something smaller and lighter. However, for ease and convenience I can fit a complete brew kit in a regular Mytimug (cannister, burner, flint+steel, tea bags and/or coffee, folding spoon, foil shield etc). It's my set-up of choice but each to their own.

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:48 pm

Not wishing to p*** on the parade but that stove looks the same as various alternatives e.g. http://www.fieldandtrek.com/karrimor-x- ... 012-787169
It looks nowt like the Karrimor X-lite stove ... 'tis infact the same as the Fire Maple FMS-300T but half the price :geek:
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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:23 pm

s8tannorm wrote:
Not wishing to p*** on the parade but that stove looks the same as various alternatives e.g. http://www.fieldandtrek.com/karrimor-x- ... 012-787169
It looks nowt like the Karrimor X-lite stove ... 'tis infact the same as the Fire Maple FMS-300T but half the price :geek:
To me they both just look like lightweight gas burners with some Ti in them but I take your point.

Is the FM / rebranded AK version likely to do anything particularly different / better? I see the mantle / burner head looks different but wouldn't be able to tell if that's cosmetic or functional. I genuinely ask as they both *look* the same to me in terms of weight, fuel source and potential performance.

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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:43 pm

To me they both just look like lightweight gas burners with some Ti in them but I take your point
I suppose they are just both lightweight gas burners with Ti bits ;)

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Is the FM / rebranded AK version likely to do anything particularly different / better? I see the mantle / burner head looks different but wouldn't be able to tell if that's cosmetic or functional. I genuinely ask as they both *look* the same to me in terms of weight, fuel source and potential performance.
The Karrimor is stated as having a slightly higher output but packs a bit bigger thanks to the larger head. The AK will have a more focused flame so should be better suited to tall / narrow pots and the stated weights are within a few grams of each other ... so in the real world there's not that much in it.
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Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Post by alpnick » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:31 pm

Hi

The Kangas (the new name for the Y-front)will be coming off the production line tomorrow and i'm pretty sure we should have the carbon fiber insert sorted some next week. Either way i'm confident that we can get things sorted by Christmas.

Shortly after we should have the Roo's, which is the front pouch. (see what we did there) These might not be ready for Christmas. Poogies are also on the cards for the new year.

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Firemaple make loads of stoves for quite a few brands, so we have decided to be very open about what we are doing. When we first did headtorches we bought it for $2 and sold it for a fiver, the same torch was being sold for £20. We are just doing the same thing but with stoves, £25 is a much more reasonable price than the £50 that some retailers are charging for this stove. And the retailers that consistently use the DFS model of inflating a SRP and then discounting need keeping in check, as it doesn't fool anyone.

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