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Marc Abbott  says:

MCN’s top 5 biking rucksacks

If you’re heading out for a ride – whether it’s a Sunday blast or Land’s End to John O’Groats – chances are you’ll need a decent biking rucksack. Save £££s on motorcycle rucksacks in the MCN Shop Here are five of MCN’s favourite bags to help you make your choice… Knox Six PackMCN says: “The 29-litre capacity means I can fit...

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monke

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monke says:

rucksacks

rucksacs are for travelling, hill-walking, mountain rescue

why would anyone wear a freakin' rucksac while riding a bike???

bungee it on behind you!!!

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Gearbanger

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Gearbanger says:

rucksacks

Why carry a laptop on a motorcycle? The places I ride to have no cell phone towers, television or radio reception.

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pearsonsnose

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pearsonsnose says:

I wear a rucksack pretty much everytime I use my bike. I'm not bungeeing anything on the back of a sportsbike because it isn't secure and scratches the paint. A rucksack goes with you when you park and a good one won't even be noticed when you are riding.

As for carrying a laptop, I take mine to work with me when I use the bike so knowing what rucksacks work is important to know. The Kriega stuff is expensive but very, very good.
 

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DavidHondaCBF

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the six pack

I've had a knox six pack for about a year and a half now and can't really fault it... carried it on 200 mile journeys full of stuff and my back has been fine, laptop case is a little unnecessary but a nice addition likewise with the visor case if you don't have a spare visor. I also love the helmet carrying section which is really useful you just have to remember not to turn round suddenly in crowds or when going through or a door or you helmet with get a bash! I also find this bag really useful for cycling especially the way it takes weight off your shoulders and onto the front of your body "like a bra" as the lady in Hein Gerike explained to me!

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leatherbiker

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leatherbiker says:

Why wear a rucksack? DOAH .....!!

Firstly, saves you having to bungee stuff on and off the bike every time you stop for a fag, pee, coffee, meal, petrol or whatever. Secondly, they're comfortable and give you a bit of counterballast as long as you don't overfill them. And thirdly, they hold a lot more than I care to have strapped to the smallish rear rack on my ZX12R, as this affects the balance anyway.

My only real question is, do any of these rucksacks, all of which sound excellent, have extra long straps to get over my chunky torso + leather jacket + waterproof overlayer? The one I have been using for the past 4 years ia great but I always struggle to get the second arm through, even on the loosest setting.

BTW, I have even travelled round Europe on several bikes with a 3/4 sized Interrail type rucksack (Nørrona) and never had any problems with  my back. It's a matter of packing it correctly, with all the heavy stuff at the bottom and all your socks and undies at  the top.

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