The Tangle frame bag from Revelate Designs is an adjustable frame bag designed for everything from short rides to backcountry bikepacking adventures. The adjustable webbing attachments allow the bag to fit a wide variety of frame and tubing sizes.
Dimension Polyant Xpac 400 Denier Fabric
840 denier ballistics fabric around tube sections
White and yellow interior allows users to see contents a bit easier
Left side flat pocket with a water resistant zipper
Hydration tube or battery wire port near the front of bag
Medium: 19.5" Long, 4.5" Tall
Large: 21" Long, 6" Tall
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4.8 GEARS 4 reviews
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asked by: a guest What size tangle bag for medium specialized stumpjumper comp 29?
anwered by: canteau You will need to measure the inside triangle of your frame, which is something not listed on the geometry charts, but depending on how thick the headtube gusset is it looks like either a small or medium is going to work. You can find the bag dimensions here:
asked by: a guest Would a medium fit on a 46cm Surly Cross Check fra,e for a shorty like me?
anwered by: canteau The small has been a better fit for the 46cm Surly Cross Check, because of the distance between the top tube and down tube, but Surly has made some tweaks to the geometry over the years it is best to compare the actual measurements of your frame to the bag fit guide found here:
asked by: a guest Will the small size work on a 56cm Auger? I would also like to use the bottle cages.
anwered by: a guest Thanks for the help. I am thinking about using a 3L bladder in the tangle and using the bottle cages for just reserve. I think when the bladder was empty I would dump the bottles into the bladder. At this point I don't think I would grab for the bottle.
My goal is to not use a camelbak due to the weight and added heat in the hot weather.
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I've never used frame bags before, but this seems very well built. I've put my small tangle on my medium frame niner EMD, and it's just a bit of a squish (maybe 1/2 inch shorter would be perfect). I like the bag. I can easily put my pump and a big bottle of water, some tools, co2, and more. I haven't actually filled it up yet, since I haven't done any serious outings. Paired with the revelate gas tank, I've got plenty of space for all my doodads, and sundries.
This frame pack is awesome! First of all, the build quality is top notch and it feels suprisingly light despite being such a sturdy bag. I bought this pack to carry my 3L bladder on centuries and bikepacking trips since it has a straw exit point at the front of the pack.
I especially like that it has velcro attachment loops on the interior of the pack along the top tube. I could see using those for tent poles or a frame pump, etc.
The price was a bit of a sticking point for me, but I'm glad I went for it. I think over the years I'll get enough use out of it to justify the purchase and there's no doubt in my mind I'll have it for years.
One caution I'd offer is on sloped downtube bikes like hardtail mountain bikes, room for the bottles on your downtube and seat tube bottle cages is very tight even on my large frame Fargo. Side entry bottle cages and smaller bottles are definitely recommended.
This pack is very well designed, durable, and the small fit perfect on my Giant Revel 29er. Holds my air pump and other maintenance items. Easy access from either side. I do alot of trail riding and commuting. You definitely get what you pay for with Revelate Design.
This is a really well made pack. I purchased it hoping it would work on the underside of my recumbent frame, but it interferes with the chain. Too bad as I really like the quality of the pack. It appears to be waterproof and has multiple compartments to keep things organized. I would recommend it.