Just So You Know

Published on August 25th, 2014 | by Boris


Just when you think some smart-arse has designed a bike you can’t fit luggage to, those clever Kiwis at Ventura rub his nose in it and come up with a Ventura system that fits.
I have toured many miles with Ventura gear, and it’s always worked, lasted well, and only ever failed once, but that was after a mate catapaulted the bike down a cliff and it cartwheeled a few times. Pretty much everything was broken on it that day.


While you’re admiring the bag, pause to consider the glory of the front stand as well.

The Gearsacks and L-brackets you use to fit them up are the stuff of legend. All bike stuff should be this well made.

And now there are Astro top-boxes as well. I acknowledge their practicality, but the challenge to my manhood is simply too extreme for me to fit one to anything ever. More secure men need not have the same issues.

You can find the entire Kenma catalogue here.

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