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Reviews of Topeak Tourguide Handlebar Bag with Fixer 8

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StarStarStarStarStar Best bag out there! Highly recommended!

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Size, mounting location, storage

Cons

None

StarStarStarStarStar Topeak handlebar bag

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Ownership: several months

Pros

This is an awesome bag and an essential when touring. The best I've ever owned. Reasonably easy to mount, even on trekking bars like I have.

Biked from Seattle back to NE Wisconsin and everywhere I went the bag snaps off and goes with me. Sooooo convenient. Love it and would definitely do it again.

Cons

Can't think of any and have used it for almost 6 months.

StarStarStarStarStar Great bag! May I have another, please?

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

There are a lot of compartments to organize the gear you put into the bag. Also, there is quite a bit of room in the bag itself. The bag is easy to get into while riding, so you do not have to stop to grab that snack you packed in there. The attachment system works really well and actually has security for the bracket itself.

Cons

The map envelope is not touch screen compatible, making it hard to put your phone in there to use it as a GPS. the bag tends to bounce around on rough trails, which will eventually weaken the stiffener that holds the bag in place when in the bracket. The map envelope is *just* a smidge too small to hold my tablet to use that as a GPS.

Other Thoughts

Overall, this is a great bag! If there was a touchscreen compatible map envelope that was 10% bigger, all of my cons would go away. I would buy that in a hot second, in fact. As for the stiffener allowing the bag to flop about? That is simply a pet peeve of mine and has been since they stopped making bar bags with shock cords years ago. As a touring cyclist I have used quite a few various bags on my bikes, and for what is on the market today, this is among the best I have seen. I would recommend it highly!

StarStarStarStarStar Excellent bag

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Ownership: one year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

The bag is well built, lightweight and serves my purposes well. Everything I need is handy and the four outside pockets makes it easy to locate needed items.

Cons

Not rain proof.

StarStarStarStarStar Serves its purpose

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Easy to install
Durable
Main compartments
Shoulder strap!

Cons

Nothing negative to say because it suits my needs

Other Thoughts

I picked this up because I needed a camera bag. The main compartment holds one quite well with the addition of an extra lens if needed. The front pouch holds tools. The side pouches hold my wallet, phone, and snacks. The main thing for this bag is that you have plenty of space to put all the little things that are part of your ever day carry. You can fit a rain jacket in the main compartment but that is all. This bag sits on my quasi rando road bike and it's great. Light enough, handsome and guaranteed to hold all of your small stuff :)

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