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XMR is T.I Cycle’s premium accessories brand. Their range and quality of bicycle accessories have gone up in the last few years. The saddle bag range from XMR has been a constant success with good pricing and aesthetic designs. XMR recently launched the Saddle Bag Hard Red and we got the opportunity to test it out. Read on to know how it faired.
This XMR Saddle Bag Hard is heavy duty when it comes to its storage size and body protection. This bag with its hard casing opens up to another attached layer inside. This layer has a zip which opens to the storage space. Due to the shallow hard casing, this saddle bag has storage on both sides, with a netted compartment on one side. When testing out this bag, I was able to comfortable place a 5 inch mobile phone in the netted compartment and a Co2 catridge, puncture patch kit and a tool kit on the other side comfortably. The 900D polyester with the durable EVA composite material used for this saddle bag is considered premium and gives the hard shell casing.
When it comes to saddle bags, it is not only about usefulness and but also about aesthetics. This XMR saddle bag hard which I tested came in a bright red colour. The hard casing also gives a nice texture to the outer layer of this bag. The outer zip is heavy duty and is designed to last long.
This saddle bag goes exactly under the saddle. There are 2 small plates made out of hard plastic which acts as an adapter to which the saddle bag buckles in to. These plastic plates go right in between the saddle railing with one on each side and is held by a standard screw and bolt. There is a convenient 5mm Allen key given with the bag to tighten the screws on the plates. Then the buckle adapter affixed at the bottom of the saddle gets locked on to the buckle in the plastic plates. This adapter along with a tiny yet strong Velcro strap which goes around the seat post, keeps the saddle bag steady without any room for movement. This steadiness helps especially when riding an MTB on trails with lots of jumps.
This saddle bag is built to last longer and through rough climatic conditions. With its strong adapter to hold it tight, this bag is perfect for harsh trail rides on your MTB. The double sided storage and hard casing make this XMR Saddle Bag Hard sufficient enough to store the essentials and keep them safe as well.
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