If you don’t happen to own a motor-operated, two-wheeled luggage trolley such as a GoldWing or a BMW GS Adventure, you will sooner or later face problems when it comes to transport stuff on your bike. Maybe you own one of these fancy new retro luggage-sets one can buy nowadays, but these have to be fitted to your bike before you can load them and are, therefore, more appropriate for a weekend-trip than the quick ride to the convenient store.
If you need something for the quick haul, nothing beats the good, old backpack. But even for that piece of kit, requirements are diverse. It has to be comfortable to wear and shouldn’t disturb you while riding. Further, it has to be weatherproof, resistant, spacious, versatile, good-looking etc. No easy choice, then.
But it seems as if Indonesian Motorcycle Workshop Thrive Motorcycles®, in collaboration with manufacturer Life Behind Bars™, have come up with the all-in-one solution suitable for every need. Life Behind Bars™ manufactures backpacks for cyclists and if you think about bike messengers in the city, you know why these weirdos need tough gear.
The Peloton Asphalt is a roll-top backpack and is expandable from 34 to 48 Liters. It’s manufactured out of 1000D Cordura® fabric which makes it weatherproof and very resistant. 6 Aluminum hooks together with the extendable straps around the bag offer endless possibilities to haul everything you can think of.
On the inside, there’s one padded compartment for an up to 17” Laptop as well as a second one for a 15” or a tablet. These two padded compartments are suspended so you don’t need to worry about your hardware being abused in there. A third, large compartment allows you to carry lots of documents or other stuff. Quick access front pockets enable you to carry smaller items such as tools, pens, cables or chargers.
A passport-sized incognito pocket, external mesh-pockets on both sides, a height adjustable and removable waist belt as well as a slot for your sunglasses on the shoulder strap guarantee high versatility. The Peloton Asphalt is equipped with water-repellent YKK Zippers, ergonomic a breathable shoulder straps and back panel while a semi-rigid polyethylene back plate keeps everything in shape. The heavy-duty bottom lining material protects the bag from ground friction end keeps liquid from seeping through the bottom.
So if you take a look at the pictures and read about the Peloton Asphalt’s tech-specs, this might be an all-in-one solution for many of us. With its limited lifetime warranty, this backpack might be a versatile companion for many years.
Get it for 177 USD HERE, on Thrive Motorcycles website.