2014 ALTRIDER Luggage

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by wachs, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    It’s been a busy 6 months designing, testing and producing this collection of next-generation, waterproof luggage with my friends at ALTRIDER and we’re excited to finally share these pieces with the rest of the world.

    We’ll be revealing the whole group here in this thread and will answer questions as we go.

    The first piece is this sadddlebag design for dual sport/dirt bikes but will also strap right onto other ADV bikes like the KTM 950/990/1150, BMW Dakar 650, KLR and Husky TR 650 Terra.

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    Slim, tight and low - this kit will carry your gear securely without any special racks required.

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    New, tailored roll top design eliminates pesky, delicate zippers once and for all and is 100% waterproof (main compartment)!

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    Exterior stash pockets for commonly needed trail side tools/tube, tire irons and whatever else you need to access without opening up the main compartment - I can hardly wait to get a flat!

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    Thousands of hard, off-road riding has given us plenty of experience to know that lowering the load makes this layout ride excellent and yet not interfere with the riding position. :clap

    Reflective logo transfer is incredibly bright at night. :wink:

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    There’s lots more coming!

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  2. Hootowl

    Hootowl Long timer

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    looks great.
    What's the volume? (looks larger than GB)
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  3. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Thanks - It depends on how many rolls you use to close the main compartment but it will max out near 50 Liters (not including the exterior stash pockets).
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  4. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    Dirty
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  5. supervw

    supervw Adventurer

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    I want one! :clap
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  6. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Detailed pics off the bike please:clap
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  7. pigpen

    pigpen Gone Riding

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    Wachs,
    Looks great! Sign me up! Ordering info etc! Oh you will get a flat before you know it!:rofl
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  8. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    SuperVW!

    You got it. We're shooting again on wednesday, the tank bag and another ADV saddlebag for the big bikes :evil

    I know it! :rofl
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  9. climberevan

    climberevan planning the next journey

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    I heard a rumour some months back that this was in the works, so I didn't buy a GL. I'm glad I waited.

    If this piece is not absurdly expensive, I'm in. Will it be available before my planned April-ish trip?
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  10. JonXX

    JonXX Infraction Collector

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    Right on Wachs! I love my older (your design) GL bag, but with the roll top this is an improvement step very far in the right direction!

    Now...How to justify replacing my beloved old Coyote with one of these... :evil
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  11. Bench Racer

    Bench Racer Been here awhile

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    Put me on the list. Wow that looks really nice. The sides look like they will last a lot longer than other bags I've seen.
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  12. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now

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    Very interesting. I like your original design. Excited to see what the new product adds to an already stellar design.
    Good for you continuing on.:clap
    Subscribed.....
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  13. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    SCHWEET bags Wachs :evil

    count me/us in on the 'want' list.
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  14. skianreid

    skianreid Boulder Moto

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    I especially like the easy access to the quick tool roll or fuel cell. I travel with a fanny pack with tools and med stuff, but try to keep my heavy metal in the luggage. This little lower stash looks to keep that weight low and quick access for a quick tweak and back on the road.

    I have used roll down bags in wet environments, always better than zippers when you dump it in a river. Look forward to seeing them on the trail.
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  15. Afry

    Afry Why hike?

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    Nice looking stuff GL just doesn't get it. Never understood why the went to the 10 yard line and punted.

    Get ready for the copycat bashing.
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  16. brad21

    brad21 We have a pool... and a pond.

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  17. purplepeopleeater

    purplepeopleeater The Official VW Nut

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    Interesting, while it looks smaller like the coyote but not quite.

    I like the stash pockets.

    Price? Maybe you need a fan boy to demo some product.
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  18. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Sweet I cant wait! I'll have some GL stuff in the flea market soon.:evil
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  19. sinuhexavier

    sinuhexavier Adventurer

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    Nice one Wachs.

    Stoked to see it.

    Stoked to use it.

    Stoked for you.
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  20. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roamer

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    Does that saddlebag have a name yet?
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