Replacing my MTB backpack with this.

Replacing my MTB backpack with this.

I was tired of carrying my backpack on all of my MTB rides. I searched high and low for good storage options that fit my needs. I think I found a real gem that gives me a ton of flexibility.

I tried: Blackburn Grid, Syncros bottle cage and tool, Osprey savu5, Camelback lobo, Camelback hydropack, Pivot Cycles Phoenix Dock Mountain Box, Salsa Exp top tube bag, Revelate Designs Jerrycan, and Backcountry Research Super 8 and I found I one I love.


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  1. Jeff W on May 16, 2023 at 9:41 am

    I’m really surprised it didn’t catch on anything. I thought at 1st this was an April fools joke! Innovative idea. I wouldn’t do this for 2 reasons. I live in the desert and that would get dirty fast. secondly I need a bit more storage. I use a wolf tooth B-rad roll. Thanks for the video.

  2. Daniel Navarrete on May 16, 2023 at 9:51 am

    my boy great video but please give yourself more headspace your frame is literally chopping the top of your head it looks quite jarring spcially on the side angle i would also recommend getting rid of that angle altogether and finding one that changes a bit more, changes in frame should be more than 30 degrees and be justified somehow by showing something new so i would actually make it a closeup shot of the actual products you are showcasing, your lighting set up looks way better from the front, the side angle has some harsher shadows that arent as flattering.

  3. INTERCEPTOR on May 16, 2023 at 9:52 am

    Hydration pack works for me nicely

  4. jason on May 16, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I have put all my tools in my steer tube with a one up edc tool, works awesome. I wear the same osprey hip pack because I do 18+ mile rides and a waterbottle or two just is not enough water for me on hot days. I need the 1.5L water blatter that only a watter bag provides. I only have water and energy bars in it to keep it light.

  5. Andy Mullins on May 16, 2023 at 9:54 am

    Out here on the east coast, I’d rip that off on a log crossing. I’ve hit my chainring on plenty of them. For shorter rides on my XC/trail bike I carry a bottle in the frame and tools on a Woolftooth BRad strap mounted under the toptube and a OneUp EDC in the steerer tube. For medium length rides I’ll add a second bottle in my cargo bib pocket. For long rides I still use a hydration pack but leave the tools mounted. On my long travel bike I use an Evoc frame back mounted behind the headtube.

  6. Julius Yap on May 16, 2023 at 9:59 am

    Try riding over a fallen tree. The battle scars on my bash guard is a testament of its use.

  7. Ting de la Vega on May 16, 2023 at 10:00 am

    I like to use one-up edc v2 tool that you store in your steering tube or edc pump. And i use fidlock water bottle for your drink all carried on your bike. And yes you can carry co2 with the one-up edc tool in the steering tube or in the pump…

  8. DEM's Biking Adventures on May 16, 2023 at 10:00 am

    Great item for carrying the tube. I have the OneUp components in my steerer tube and a Oneup Pump for tools. But this item would look better on my bike than the tube just strapped to it.

  9. Heath Gentry on May 16, 2023 at 10:01 am

    Let show you where to put it😂

  10. Adonikam on May 16, 2023 at 10:02 am

    EXCELLENT. I don’t know where I’d mount it. I have a pouch 4 times the size and haven’t put it on yet. It goes under the seat. I got it filled with stuff I’d need for sure. Just don’t have the right look. Great video!

  11. Andy Jensen on May 16, 2023 at 10:07 am

    No easy answers but it’s very nice to hear your efforts and thoughts on this issue. I’m always looking for new ideas and options! Thx

  12. E Spence on May 16, 2023 at 10:14 am

    I want that jersey. It’s sweet

  13. Troy Esch on May 16, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Great video Grant! But I’m gonna give you a big NOPE, on that one. There’s better spots to mount it on the bike. I’d worry that if I did catch it on something, it could damage the frame. I’m gonna get the Phoenix ninja tool dock thing and mount it under the top tube. Oh ya.. you did a video on that and didn’t like it?? I’ll be sticking with my small camelback though. Been using it for literally decades and it’s served me well.

  14. Scott Morton on May 16, 2023 at 10:23 am

    Where do you put the 2 liters of water and first aid kit? Do you just use a water bottle?

    I always ride alone so I always bring a medical kit, knife, multitool, innertube, puncture tool with strips, two CO2 cartridges with inflation tool, tire removal tool, 2 liters of water, string/rope, two or three energy bars, extra cash, emergency whistle, poop kit and bear/pepper spray all in a backpack. Yes, I may never need any of this but I see it like wearing a seat belt, you only need it when you crash, so are you willing to take that risk? I am not. Your mileage may vary. A two hour ride in the desert alone could turn into an all day event for the worse very quickly.

  15. forester424 on May 16, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Ok. That bag would easily get torn off when u go over a log. Best modern solution is built in frame storage. Specialized started the whole trend years ago.

  16. Heath Gentry on May 16, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Looks like bike frames could be bigger in the bottom bracket area

  17. Big Ball on May 16, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Internal frame storage is the future.

  18. El Roo Bike on May 16, 2023 at 10:29 am

    What’s your favorite/go-to option to carry your gear when you ride?

  19. Alex Brothers on May 16, 2023 at 10:31 am

    I enjoy your videos and humour. I have had the pivot 429 enduro for 15 months love it. Looks like you ride in AZ!

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