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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike on: March 18, 2012, 08:33:22 PM
mosibiker


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« on: March 18, 2012, 08:33:22 PM »

I am really interested in doing a multi day self supported trip.  I noticed in all of the pictures of setups the frame bags are on hardtail bikes, will they work on a FS bike?  I haven't found a thread yet but people must change settings on suspension for the added weight?
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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 09:31:51 PM
JReeves


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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2012, 09:31:51 PM »

I'm sure that bumping up the load rating on the rear shock would be a good idea.  20-30lbs of gear does make a big difference.  I don't ride a full suspension, so I can't give you too much info on that...
But, regarding frame bags, they're out there.  They're not as common, as you usually have very limited space inside the main triangle... Any of the custom bag makers will be able to help you out, there's a few on this board alone...
Here's a few links:
http://www.bikepacking.net/individual_setups/tucsonprerunners-3-day-setup/
http://www.bikepacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,605.80.html
http://forums.mtbr.com/bikepacking-bike-expedition/j-paks-frame-bag-775402.html
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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 09:54:01 PM
12wheels

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2012, 09:54:01 PM »

Actually there are quite a few people using full suspension bikes for bikepacking.  The bags need to be designed to allow the suspension to operate properly and the only drawback is the loss of some carrying capacity in the front triangle or saddlebag on smaller frames.  You will need to adjust your shock settings to compensate for the extra weight of your gear.
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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 09:54:39 PM
mosibiker


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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2012, 09:54:39 PM »

Great info, thanks.  This site has really got.me.motivated to get.out for a.weekend with my bike!
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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 08:56:46 PM
Slim


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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012, 08:56:46 PM »

Sometimes the stock bags work too. On my Stumpy FSR 29, XL a Jandd frame bag fits ok. The small Tangle bags from Revelate might fit some FS as well. Otherwise, go custom.

Remember, it's not just full-suspension bike that needs adjusting. Front forks need to be adjusted as well as do tires!

After all, if you are normally a 160lbs rider, you would set-up your bike different than a 190lbd rider, which is what you've just become.
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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 02:24:24 PM
Blammo


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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 02:24:24 PM »

I had a frame bag custom built for my full suspension bike by someone here on the forum.  I highly recommend having a custom bag for a full suspension because you can maximize your available storage space while working around odd shapes and water bottle bosses.  I'm pretty sure I paid less than folks are paying for the name brand bags.
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  Topic Name: Frame Bag for FS bike Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 11:01:24 PM
Gimmearaise


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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 11:01:24 PM »

http://www.porcelainrocket.com/products/frame-packs/
scott will do it for ya!
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