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Revelate Designs releases dropper-post compatible bikepacking seat bag

Published April 20, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Revelate Designs is showing the Vole, a bikepacking seat bag designed for use with dropper posts. The Vole is a mid-volume bag (6-7 liters) tailored for technical trail riding.

Like Revelate's Terrapin System 8L, the Vole features a new independent saddle rail attachment and active cam locking buckle system that give it excellent stability without external mounting hardware. The bag also features aluminum components in key places for strength, composite internal stiffeners and external plastic bottom sheets for load transfer and protection.

Revelate owner and designer Eric Parsons said, "The Vole was really pushed forward by our ambassadors Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle, whose product testing and feedback after using the bag for ultra races was instrumental in its development. Additionally, as dropper posts have become standard on trail bikes I knew we needed to build a bag that would work well with modern bikes on technical trails without dumbing down components."

Revelate partnered with Wolf Tooth Components to supply the Valias clamp as an interface for the dropper stanchion. The Valias clamp provides a clean interface to the dropper post stanchion and also serves as a bail out device should a post fail on a remote backcountry trip.

The Vole will have an MSRP of $149. including the Valias clamp and is available in alpine and black camo versions. It will be available next month.

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