The Salsa Cycles EXP Series Anything Cradle, Drybag, and Straps is an all inclusive handlebar mount bag system. The nice thing about the handlebar mount as opposed to the more conventional straps is that your cargo is much more stable and secure. The Anything Cradle borrows many of it's design cues from Salsa''s proven Anything Cage HD. You also benefit from it being a few inches off of the handlebar. The extra space upfront allows for GPS units, lights, etc. to mount without interference. The Anything Cradle includes a 15L EXP Series Drybag that is fully waterproof and contracted using 420D Nylon. The secure clamping attaches easily with a 4mm Allen bolt and promises to hold tight even when fully loaded.
Includes Cradle, Drybag, and Straps
Hinge clamps attach with 4mm Allen bolts
Allows more functional space on handlebar
Drybag is full waterproof
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The Salsa EXP Series bags are born from the pioneers of "Adventure By Bike." As you head down a technical, rocky descent ensure you weight on the front end remains stable by utilizing one of the first handlebar carry systems available.
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I'm new to bikepacking but through research found that this bag would be handy. Upon installing I found at least on my Salsa Cutthroat you do have to play with the cables on the bars a bit to get the cradle installed. Threading the straps turned out not to be as difficult as other reviews had said in my opinion. Perfect spot for my tent.
The Salsa EXP Series Anything Cradle and bag is a practical system. It was a simple set up on a 2020 Salsa Journeyman 650 and a 2020 Marin Headlands 2. The 15 liter dry bag is nice but with Salsa Cowbell and Cowchipper bars you can't use the bag to its full potential...so it moved to the top of the rear rack. I utilize a small compression dry bag with my sleeping bag and inflatable pad secured with Titan Straps. The included Salsa straps are fine, but Titan Straps are easy/quick and more visible. The cradle setup is stable, strong and secure (setup is a no-brainer, but when in doubt, read the instructions). Once you figure out your preferred angle, considering your headlight, brake and shifter cables...its a one and done (but simple to remove and reattach...just two bolts). I've "heard" you can even securely attach a six-pack of your favorite beverage on a quick grocery store run.