Frame Bag 8 for Karate Monkey, Ogre, Troll, 1x1, Krampus
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Make you ever so versatile Surly mountain bike even more so by turning it into an adventure seeking bikepacking rig with a Frame Bag. Packing your gear in a Frame Bag provides much better handling offroad when compared to a traditional rack and pannier setup by keeping the load low and centered on the bike.
Surly Frame Bags are made for them by Revelate Designs, a world renowned producer of expedition grade bikepacking gear. The main body of the bag is made from Dimension Polyant VX 42, a woven rip-stop material that was developed for and used as sail cloth for racing yachts. This material is not only lightweight, but also offers excellent resistance to tearing, abrasions and water. Nothing is worse than ruining months of planning your epic bikepacking trip only to have a zipper blow out on day 2 of 7. Surly Frame Bags use ultra strong YKK zippers with a water resistant coating on the outside to help keep your stuff dry.
The SurlyFrame Bag 8 attaches to your bike via velcro straps to keep it secure and in-place. For those of you that cherish the finish on your steel steed take note this bag WILL scratch the paint especially when used in dusty or muddy conditions. A product like Helicopter tape will keep your bike looking show room new.
Does not include port for hydration packs
Water resistant zippers help keep gear dry
Multiple pockets for organization and easy access while moving
Designed by Revelate Designs for Surly
Which Frame Bag will fit your bike? Surly originally designed this bag for their mountain bikes such as the Karate Monkey, Krampus and ECR and their cargo carrying bikes like the Big Dummy, Troll and Ogre. They are considered an "A - Fit" custom tailored to fit like a fine suit on these models. The Surly Frame Bag 8 will also work as a "B-Fit" for models like the Moonlander and Pugsley meaning that they work work just fine, but the fit is more "Off the rack" like a suit from your favorite department store. You can find an up to date size chart from Surlyhere which will show the most current chart of which bag fits what. Specifically the Frame Bag 8 fits:
Medium 1x1 - A Fit
Medium Troll - A Fit
Medium Big Dummy - A Fit
Large Ogre - A Fit
Large Karate Monkey - A Fit
Large Krampus - A Fit
Large ECR - A Fit
Medium ECR - B Fit
Medium Moonlander - B Fit
Medium Pugsley - B Fit
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